The ABCs of Foods To Eat After You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

The ABCs of Foods To Eat After You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

 

About 90% of people have at least one of their third molars, commonly called the wisdom tooth, removed at some point in their life. Many people have all four taken out to prevent future dental problems.

It can be hard to find satisfying foods to eat after wisdom tooth removal or other oral surgery. The food must be soft and easy to eat, but since healing can take a few days it is also important that we not tire of our menu options.

If you undergo this relatively minor procedure, knowing what to eat post-surgery can lead to a much smoother recovery. Try a few of these nutritious and tasty treats to help ease your recovery after a wisdom tooth extraction.

 

A is for Applesauce

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Homemade applesauce:

– 8 medium red apples
– 1 cup of water
– 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

  1. Peel & core the apples. Cut the apples into bite sized chunks.
  2. Place apples, water, sugar, and cinnamon in crock pot.
  3. Cover with lid and cook on high. Continually check on apples in crock pot and mash with a potato masher.
  4. Add more sugar if desired. Continue mashing apples until you get your desired consistency.
  5. Cook on high for about 2-3 hours and then set temperature to low for another 2-3 hours.
  6. Serve in a bowl.

 

B is for Bananas and Baby Food

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Bananas
Mashed well with yoghurt or milk.
Baby Food
A perfect pre-made puree!

 

C is for Cheese

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Cheese
Soft or melted.
Cheesecake
You can enjoy yourself during recovery!
Cottage Cheese
Plain or mixed with soft veggies.

 

D is for Dips

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Tzatziki, lebneh, French onion, hummus, and guacamole.

 

E is for Eggs

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Scrambled or poached.

 

F is for Fish

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Tuna or lox.

 

J is for Jelly

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M is for Mashed potato

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Macaroni & Cheese
Well-cooked and soft.
Mashed Potato
Well-blended with no lumps.
Meatloaf or Meatballs
Mashed a little.

 

N is for Noodles

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Noodles/Pasta
Small, flat pasta that doesn’t require much chewing or slurping.
Nut Butters
Peanut, almond, or cashew. Well-ground.

 

O is for Oatmeal

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Mixed with honey, syrup, or mashed banana.

 

P is for pudding

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R is for Ramen

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Ramen
With well-cooked veggies or meat.
Risotto
Well-cooked.

 

M is for Mushy peas

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R is for Rice (cooked very soft)

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S is for Soup

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Sloppy Joe Meat
Skip the bun.
Soup
The less chewy, the better.
Smoothies
Mix some fresh fruit, milk, yoghurt, or ice cream in a blender.
Soaked Bread/Cookies
Soak cookies in milk or a hot drink and bread in soup.
Spinach
Creamed or mashed. Raises iron levels for faster healing.
Stew
Vegetable stew cooked for a long time.
Sweet Breads
Doughnuts, muffins, or cupcakes

 

T is for Tofu

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V is for Vegetables (Cooked soft and mashed)

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Now you can survive not only with soup and yogurth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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