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What to eat after wisdom teeth removal

What to eat after wisdom teeth removal

There are many issues related to teeth and gums which need a removal of wisdom tooth or a third molar. Such dental issues include inflamed gums or inappropriate joint structure. A lot of people have been reported to undergo this surgery for the elimination of dental issues. In United States annually 5 million people have to get their wisdom tooth removed to get rid of dental concerns. When you undergo a dental surgery like that of wisdom tooth removal, you might encounter some minor to major discomforts like inflammation of gums and occasional bleeds however these conditions will fade away in a matter of few days. Hence after the removal of wisdom tooth, you are recommended to follow some diet disciplines in order to get rid of these discomforts. What to eat after wisdom teeth removal? In this article, we will learn about the diet which an orthodontist is likely to recommend after the removal of wisdom tooth. Following a strict diet will help in speedy recovery.


Recommended food after a removal of wisdom tooth:

Once the wisdom tooth is removed, you basically need to eat a soft diet, so that pressure is not exerted on teeth or gums as you chew the food. What to eat after wisdom teeth removal? The simple and nutrient rich food will soothe the gums and provide essential nutrients and energy after the surgery. You can pick the food from the recommended list given below:

  • Baked or mashed potatoes:

Potatoes are treasures of carbohydrate; they provide immediate energy to the body. All you can do is to boil and mash the potatoes and add butter or either fresh or whipped cream to make a tasty treat for you. You can also take sweet potatoes to get plenty of energy after the surgical process.

  • Yoghurt:

After the wisdom tooth is removed, yoghurt is an ideal food to eat, you can also take flavored yogurt, and the nutrients in the yoghurt can keep you energetic and are not likely to cause pressure on the teeth caused by chewing of the food.

  • Frozen yoghurts and ice-creams:

Ice creams and frozen yoghurts are energy rich diets which are smooth in texture, ice cream also helps to get rid of inflammation and minor bleeding issues (if any). You can add some bananas or soft fruits in the ice cream to get additional nutrition.

What to eat after wisdom teeth removal

  • Shakes:

Milk shake is a complete diet, a drink with nutrient treasure; the drinks generally contain plenty of carbohydrates and fats. However, if you are following a diet plan, you can use skimmed milk (as it contains lesser fats) for milk shakes. One strong recommendation is to use spoons for milk shakes, do not suck the drink as it can cause pain. Some instant packets are also available in the market; hence if you are looking for quick preparation, you can use these instant packets as well. What to eat after wisdom teeth removal? Well, our recommendation is to take as much fluids as you can.

  • Apple sauce:

Apple sauces are good food as they have a creamy smooth texture. Apple is a rich source of Vitamin C and dietary fiber which helps in healing of wounds which you definitely need after dental surgery. When you take a food with creamy texture, you don’t need to have harder jaw movements and hence there is lesser chances of soreness.

  • Smoothies:

Smoothies are best options, fresh or frozen fruits mixed in yoghurt or ice cream can help you to recover fast. Smoothies will provide essential nutrients to the body, seedless fruits are best to be used in smoothies. If you need some more nutrients, some protein powders can be added.

  • Pudding and custards:

Many flavors of puddings and custards are available in the market. You can get a flavor of your own choice, the preparation time of these puddings and custards is short too, and for those who don’t like sweet foods can also make use of lemon flavor.

  • Soups:

Soups are rich in nutrients, they provide ready source of energy which is needed after the dental surgery. Do not add hard vegetables in the soups or else they can cause pressure and more inflammation in your gums.

  • Cheese and omelets:

Eggs contain plenty of proteins and essential vitamins, you can make a cheese omelet or either scrambled eggs. This will be a tasty treat for you.

  • Oatmeal:

Oatmeal is one of the acknowledged nutrient rich and healthiest diet. You can use oatmeal along with sugar, jam or syrups. You can start taking oatmeal after two to three days of surgery; do not add hard fruits or nuts while eating.

What to eat after wisdom teeth removal

  • Pasta:

Cook the pasta well, until it is really smooth and soft, so that you don’t need to chew it a lot. Remember that only soft diet is helpful as you don’t need to chew it and hence there is lesser pressure on teeth and gums.

  • Meat:

Meat is not recommended for at least two to three days followed by the removal of wisdom tooth. After two days even, you need to eat meet which is cooked well and softened to make chewing easier.

  • Drinks:

Too much hot and cold drink both can be harmful for gums. Do not take alcohol especially if you are consuming pain relieving medications.

What to eat after wisdom teeth removal?  

  When you undergo a dental surgery, food which is hard in texture and can cause pressure on teeth and gums while chewing must be avoided. It might prolong the inflammation and pain. Hence for a speedy recovery, there are certain foods which you should not consider following a dental surgery.

  • Snacks like chips and pop-corns:

The food which can crumble easily and can be broken into many pieces must be avoided, chips, popcorns, crackers are examples. This is because any crumbled piece can get its way to the surgical part and can cause clots and serious infections.

  • Spicy food:

You are recommended to stay away from spicy food which is generally acidic in nature as well. Acidic food can disrupt the process of healing and can cause further discomfort.

What to eat after wisdom teeth removal

  • Do not suck any drink:

Use spoon to take in drinks, sucking is likely to create pressure and can lead to serious consequences. On the other hand, it is extremely vital to stay hydrated. Hence use a glass or a spoon and avoid sucking of food as much as you can.

Following these diet plans can help you to recover fast after dental surgery

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