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|Posted on 24 June, 2022 at 16:00|
So… A little teenage birdie told me that there is a tiktok trend to drink pineapple juice after wisdom teeth surgery because it can help with reducing swelling and helps with healing.
Is this true? Well, maybe. The problem is, there has not been any conclusive evidence showing that this helps with wisdom teeth healing Bromelain, the enzyme in pineapple juice has been utilized as a medicine and has been shown to help reduce swelling and inflammation in other things (rheumatoid arthritis, other inflammation in the body, such as lungs).
There are quite a few dentists who do recommend the pineapple juice. It seems that it might not be overly harmful if someone is having 6-8 oz.
Caution should be used though, as bromelain can interact with certain antibiotics such as amoxycillin, and can actually increase the side effects and amount of this drug in the body.
Other medications that can negatively interact with bromelain are any medications that slow blood clotting such as Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), aspirin, Plavix, diclofenac, naproxen, dalteparin, heparin, indomethacin, ticlopidine, warfarin and more.
My advice? Ask your dentist or oral surgeon what their thoughts are before you have the surgery. It seems like it probably can’t hurt and might actually help, unless you are taking some of those medications.
What are some benefits to 6-8 oz (the highest recommended amount of juice per day)? Pineapple juice is high in vitamin C, has B vitamins B6 and thiamin, folate, Vitamin A and beta carotene.
Sources: emedicinehealth.com and webmd.com