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Unread 03-13-2013, 05:23 AM   #1
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Help Infected tooth extraction site

I had an extraction on a molar two days ago. The following day after the extraction the site had swollen and started having a whitish discharge. I proceeded to go back to the dentist today (2nd day after extraction) and he informed me that it was infected. He cleaned it out, and prescribed amoxicillin. I was told not to drink or smoke for five days. Smoking is not a problem, however I do have my engagement party on Saturday (3 days from now). I was wondering if I do drink if this will affect the area? I have been informed previously By a doctor friend that amoxicillin will not be affected by alcohol.

Also, I believe the infection may have come from certain foods I have been eating. I have been sticking to soft foods, (mash potato, banana smoothies, gelatin, hummus and Lebanese bread). However, I am finding the soft food, no matter how much I try to keep it to the one side of my mouth, still manages to go on the side of the extraction site. As the dentist has cleaned this morning, he has advised not to wash with salty water until tomorrow. Is there any foods that I should be avoiding, or eating to avoid this problem?

I'm sorry if this post seems really naive, my dentist wasn't the best with explaining after care, and to be honest, I was a bit shaken after the procedure (both times) that I didn't get a chance to ask.

Thank you in advance,
Charlotte
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Unread 03-13-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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Hi Charlotte,

The infection in the socket was not due to food debris in that short a period of time. It had to be infected prior.

It is best to avoid drinking alcohol not only because you are on medication but because the alcohol can actually cause a dry socket to occur, especially since you have an active infection at the surgical site which can compromise the healing. As for smoking.... it is best to refrain from smoking until the surgical site has healed closed which is longer than 5 days.

The best food choices are nutritious, not spicy and soft in consistency. Eggs, mashed sweet potatoes, soup, fruit juice smoothies, banana, mango, blueberries, applesauce.... cooked veggies, tuna, salmon, other baked fish... things of that nature.

Just eat slowly and eat in small portions so that you can control where you are chewing.

Hope this info helps...
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I had an extraction on a molar two days ago. The following day after the extraction the site had swollen and started having a whitish discharge. I proceeded to go back to the dentist today (2nd day after extraction) and he informed me that it was infected. He cleaned it out, and prescribed amoxicillin. I was told not to drink or smoke for five days. Smoking is not a problem, however I do have my engagement party on Saturday (3 days from now). I was wondering if I do drink if this will affect the area? I have been informed previously By a doctor friend that amoxicillin will not be affected by alcohol.

Also, I believe the infection may have come from certain foods I have been eating. I have been sticking to soft foods, (mash potato, banana smoothies, gelatin, hummus and Lebanese bread). However, I am finding the soft food, no matter how much I try to keep it to the one side of my mouth, still manages to go on the side of the extraction site. As the dentist has cleaned this morning, he has advised not to wash with salty water until tomorrow. Is there any foods that I should be avoiding, or eating to avoid this problem?

I'm sorry if this post seems really naive, my dentist wasn't the best with explaining after care, and to be honest, I was a bit shaken after the procedure (both times) that I didn't get a chance to ask.

Thank you in advance,
Charlotte
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all the foods on that list are ok . anything soft and always chew on the other side....
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