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Fact Check: No scientific evidence support consuming pineapple juice before wisdom tooth surgery alleviates pain; viral post is fake

Vishvas News investigated and found the viral post to be fake. Dental experts do not recommend this. Also, there is no evidence that pineapple juice will have a significant effect on patient recovery.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: October 7, 2021

New Delhi (Vishvas News): A post doing rounds on social media claims that drinking pineapple juice before wisdom tooth surgery is an effective way to reduce inflammation and could result in a pain-free recovery. Vishvas News investigated and found the viral post to be fake. Dental experts do not recommend this. Also, there is no evidence that pineapple juice will have a significant effect on patient recovery.

Claim

A post shared on Twitter reads: “i feel amazing. didn’t have to take a single pain pill for my wisdom tooth extraction! just drank pineapple juice and vibed. highly recommend.”

The archived version of the post can be checked here.

Investigation

Vishvas News started its investigation by searching on google using appropriate keywords. We found a report regarding Bromelain. It is a group of enzymes found in pineapple juice and in the pineapple stem. As per the US National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), there are “conflicting research results on whether bromelain is helpful for pain, swelling, and jaw range of motion after wisdom tooth surgery.”

Vishvas News spoke to Dr. Sagar J. Abichandani, MDS, Prosthodontics, Mumbai. He said: “Pinapple juice is not recommended before and after wisdom tooth extractions. There is no scientific evidence to support this.”

We further investigated and found a study of 34 patients at Spain’s University of Seville. The 2014 report sought to “evaluate the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect of bromelain (pineapple extract)” after tooth extraction. The report concluded that “no statistical difference” was found between those given the enzyme and those who took a placebo. 

Dentists prescribe some medicines before and after the treatment as per the intensity of pain and depending upon the procedure. One should always consult their doctors for any health-related issue.

The post is shared on Twitter by a user id named @doseofkard. When we scanned the profile of the user we found that the user has 1,528 followers. 

Conclusion: Vishvas News investigated and found the viral post to be fake. Dental experts do not recommend this. Also, there is no evidence that pineapple juice will have a significant effect on patient recovery.

  • Claim Review : i feel amazing. didn’t have to take a single pain pill for my wisdom tooth extraction! just drank pineapple juice and vibed. highly recommend.
  • Claimed By : @doseofkard
  • Fact Check : False
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