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Things You Can Eat During Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery

Wisdom teeth removal is a fairly common procedure, and most people recover without any problems. However, there are a few things you need to know in order to make your recovery as smooth as possible. One of the most important things is what you can and cannot eat. 

Immediately after your surgery, you will need to stick to soft foods that are easy to chew. This is because your gums will be swollen and tender. You will also be at risk of developing a dry socket, which is a condition that can occur when the blood clot that forms in the socket is dislodged. 

To learn more about what you can eat during wisdom teeth removal recovery, read on!

Foods to Eat Right After Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

After you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed, it’s very important to ensure you’re getting the right nutrition.

The foods you eat after surgery should be soft and easy to chew. They should also have lots of vitamins, minerals, energy, and protein to assist wound healing.

1. Soups And Broths

Stock up on a few different cans of all your favorite types of soup. Maybe it’s chicken noodles, tomato basil, or potato. 

2. Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt tends to be a bit more filling compared to other yogurts due to its thickness.

3. Eggs

Scrambled, over easy, or hard-boiled, cooked eggs are the perfect texture for after wisdom teeth removal.

4. Mashed Potatoes

Instant mashed potatoes take just minutes to make and taste delicious. They are the perfect texture during the recovery period and are not difficult to eat and enjoy.

5. Applesauce

Applesauce is perfect if you have post-operative nausea. If you need to get food into your stomach but feel a little nauseous, applesauce is a perfect choice.

6. Bananas

Just like applesauce, bananas are good for upset stomachs too. But their soft texture and nutritional components make bananas great when you’re recovering from wisdom tooth removal.

7. Smoothies

Have a blender at home? Great! Toss in some fresh berries, yogurt, OJ, bananas, avocado, protein powder, or whatever you feel like. As long as you’re not sucking your smoothie through a straw, it can be filling to your stomach and soothing to your mouth at the same time. Don’t use straws to avoid getting a dry socket.

What Foods Should You Avoid

Several types of foods can irritate the wounds in your mouth as they’re healing after surgery.

Here are some foods to avoid after wisdom tooth removal:

  • Spicy foods: may cause pain and irritation.
  • Crunchy or hard foods: may get lodged in the wound area and disrupt healing
  • Most grains and seeds: can get lodged in the wound and disrupt the healing
  • Alcohol: may irritate the wound or interact with any prescribed medication 

It’s also important to avoid using a straw while you recover from wisdom tooth removal. Straws create suction in the mouth that increases the risk of developing a dry socket.

Rockwell Oral Surgery

Making sure that you take proper care of any incision sight, especially wisdom teeth are the most important for a hassle and pain-free recovery period. Are you ready to book your consultation for wisdom teeth removal? Let’s schedule your appointment today! Give us a call at (469) 264-8921 or leave us a message online.