Once the feeling of numbness of the local anaesthetic subsides and your normal sensation returns you can eat and drink.


DO NOT have hot drinks whilst the numbness sensation is present as you would risk having a burn.


DO NOT drink liquids through a straw as it may cause early dislodgment of the blood clot formed and restart bleeding from the surgical site.


DO NOT eat whilst numb as you may risk biting your lip or cheek leading to a traumatic ulcer.