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Tooth extraction - Can I really not have a hot drink for a few days ??

(11 Posts)
MrsMorgan Thu 08-Oct-09 12:14:10

On the info sheet I was given, it says to avoid hot fluids and chewy food for the next few days, but I don't remember ever having to do that before.

I had the tooth out yesterday at around 4:15, and I really want a cup of tea.

wheresmypaddle Thu 08-Oct-09 12:24:46

I may be wrong but I think the hot drink thing is to avoid you burning yourself due to numbness from anasthetic (although would have thought a few days would be excessive).

Surely if this is the case as long as you are sure its not too hot you should be OK. To be even safer maybe wait till your cuppa cools to the rough temp of your your mouth.

Thats just my take though- hopefully someone with proper knowledge will be along soon....

MrsMorgan Thu 08-Oct-09 12:27:06

Thanks, that was my understanding too.

I am not sure though if it is also because the heat might make the bleeding start again ?

I am sure I only ever waited until my mouth wasn't numb though before. Mind you it has been 9 years since I last had a tooth out.

wheresmypaddle Thu 08-Oct-09 12:34:15

Hmm maybe- but if its no warmer than the inside of your mouth should be OK IMO. Not a great temp for a cup of tea but better than nothing maybe?!

MrsMorgan Thu 08-Oct-09 12:35:56

Hmm good point, i think I am nearly desperate enough to have a lukewarm cuppa.

LadyOfTheFlowers Thu 08-Oct-09 12:38:58

I have had teeth out recently under sedation.

I had a cuppa as soon as numbness was gone to make me feel more human again.
I had it normal temp. and just took tiny tiny sips so the heat would be sort of dispersed IYKWIM? Such as small amount it wouldn't start the bleeding off again.

Just not giant great gulps!

MrsMorgan Thu 08-Oct-09 12:40:18

Oh good, I will go and make one right now then.

Thanks all smile

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 08-Oct-09 12:49:50

I think it would be to avoid dispersing the clot and getting a dry socket, which is extremely painful).

If they are telling you to avoid these, then I would, I am not a dentist but I assume there is a good reason for it. Some teeth are more prone to dry socket than others, depending on where they are in the mouth, so maybe that's why this is advised here.

It is something well worth avoiding, in my opinion.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 08-Oct-09 12:51:16

This might help:

MrsMorgan Thu 08-Oct-09 13:03:06

Oh god, that had put me right off the idea again.

Oh well, looks like I will have to stick to orange juice.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 08-Oct-09 13:05:12

Sorry, I would be exactly the same if deprived of a cuppa. You will so enjoy your first one in a few days though. smile

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