Frequently Asked Questions
How long after a tooth extraction can I eat?
For the first 24 to 48 hours, we recommend sticking to soft foods like applesauce, yogurt, and mashed potatoes. Then, you can begin to introduce more solid foods into your diet — start with oatmeal or eggs. When you don’t feel any more pain while chewing, you can try other foods.
What do I do if the site of my extraction becomes infected?
If your extraction site is infected, call our office at 616-942-9595 for help. We can offer advice and your dentist can prescribe antibiotics if necessary.
Is a tooth extraction painful?
The actual extraction won’t be painful because your dentist will administer an anesthetic. After the procedure, some pain and discomfort are normal — if you’re experiencing pain you believe is abnormal, contact us for help.