How to Drink Tea After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Gum disease, an impacted wisdom tooth, chronic discomfort and improper tooth alignment are a few reasons why someone would need to have a wisdom tooth extracted . A dentist or surgeon typically extracts wisdom teeth in an office and, according to WebMD, the patient may need the procedure in a hospital if he has complications associated with the removal. The patient can drink liquids, including teas, hours after the extraction.

Drink five to six, eight ounces glasses of liquid for the first 24 hours after the extraction. These can include unsweetened cold teas. Avoid drinking teas that contain sugar as this could irritate your mouth and the extraction site.

Wait three to four days before drinking any hot beverages, including teas. Warm tea can irritate the extraction site and promote bleeding if the patient consumes it too soon after the procedure.

Sip the tea and don't drink any liquids, including teas, with a straw. According to White Mountain Oral and Maxillofaical Surgery, sucking through a straw can dislodge blood clots, which can lead to heavy bleeding inside the mouth.

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