The answer to this question is yes; you can drink coffee after tooth extraction as long as you are careful about it! You should drink it very slowly and in small sips – or else you might experience the following:
- Headaches (especially in the morning),
These are all symptoms that may occur after drinking caffeine too quickly after surgery. If you have any of these symptoms, drink the iced coffee very slowly and be careful. The recommended amount of time to wait after surgery is 24 hours before drinking iced coffee.
However, If you are taking daily meds, I recommend waiting until the pain subsides before drinking iced coffee.
You cannot drink iced coffee right after tooth extraction because blood pressure elevates, and the body goes into shock when there is trauma to the area.
Drinking caffeine adds to this stress by increasing heart rate even more, which can be harmful to the body.
Waiting a day or two allows time for inflammation to subside and for your body’s blood pressure to return to normal.
Although it may seem counter-intuitive to drink coffee after tooth extraction, it is not. The benefits of drinking iced coffee are much greater than the risks associated with ingesting too much caffeine.
Iced coffee helps improve overall cognitive function, reduces pain after surgery, and enhances the healing process.
I want to conclude by saying that in my personal opinion, I think that drinking iced coffee is very beneficial in the days after tooth extraction.
However, if you are still concerned about whether it is safe to drink caffeine after a tooth extraction, it’s best to speak with your dentist first to find out if any issues may arise with coffee consumption.
To summarize: Drinking iced coffee after tooth extraction can be beneficial and vital. However, you need to drink it slowly and in small quantities.
The pain and discomfort caused by a tooth extraction should be your main priority at the time of your procedure.
Remember that it takes anywhere from 4-10 visits to get your teeth looking and feeling great again.