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What should I eat after teeth extractions?

After tooth extractions, you should stick to a soft diet and avoid chewing on the extraction site for a day or two. It’s also important not to eat anything too hot or cold until the anesthesia wears off. Your dentist may provide a customized list of the foods you should eat, but as a rule, you should stick to textures like those found in:

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Yogurt
  • Creamed soups
  • Ice cream
  • Custard
  • Pureed vegetables
  • Baby food
  • Broths and shakes

Reasons for Teeth Extractions in Missoula, MT

Extractions are sometimes necessary to preserve the comfort and health of your smile. Additionally, extractions can lay the groundwork for treatments like orthodontics or complete dentures.

Reasons you might need extractions include:

  • Severely decayed or broken tooth
  • Failed root canal therapy
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Troublesome wisdom teeth
  • Before dentures or orthodontics

If you have extractions due to decay, breakage, or a failed root canal, your dentist will recommend tooth replacement to preserve your smile.

Contact Your Missoula, MT, Dentist

If you have a broken or fractured tooth and want to consult the dentist about extraction, give us a call today. And don’t forget to ask about our exclusive in-house financing, including limits and exclusions. We are also happy to accept third-party financing through CareCredit.

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