You can drink cold coffee after your tooth extraction but abstain from having hot coffee or tea for at least a few hours – until the numbness has worn off.

No, you should not drink alcohol on the day of your tooth extraction as alcohol can interfere with the healing of the extraction wound. It might break up the blood clot forming in the extraction socket, which is vital for recovery and in turn, aggravate bleeding.

You should delay at least 24 hours before smoking after tooth extraction. If you do, your extraction socket may not heal well, and you could even get a painful condition called dry socket.

For the first 2-3 days, you should sleep with your head elevated. This sleeping position helps the blood flow away from the extraction site and reduce swelling. You can sleep on your side but avoid sleeping on your back.

Technically, you can fly after your tooth extraction. However, we recommend you wait at least 24-48 hours before travelling to prevent discomfort.