Each wisdom tooth is located in the corner of the mouth at the back. Sometimes, impacted wisdom teeth may not have room to erupt into a health position. In this situation they may need to be removed.
There are many problems that can be caused by impacted wisdom teeth. These hard to clean teeth may cause infections, gum disease, crowding, and decay. The removal of wisdom teeth is often the best solution to these concerns. When wisdom teeth are not causing problems, they are often ignored, but if they are likely to cause problems it is best to remove them before you have an emergency.
In the days and weeks following wisdom tooth extraction, it is extremely important that you get the right nutrition. By providing nourishment, reducing swelling, and reducing complications, a nutritious diet promotes wound healing.
When you have your wisdom teeth removed, you should stick to a soft diet until you have healed up comfortably. Soft foods aren't always nutritious and healthy, so we have compiled this list to help you stay nourish and heal quickly! We recommend these 15 soft foods if you are having trouble deciding what is okay to eat after surgery:
1. Blended soups:
2. Bone or Vegetable Broth:
3. Greek yogurt:
4. Mashed Potatoes:
5. Scrambled eggs:
6. Apple Sauce:
7. Banana mash:
8. Banana Ice Cream: During your recovery from wisdom tooth surgery, many people suggest eating ice cream. Ice cream can be soothing for wounds due to its coldness, but it is typically high in sugar and fat. Substitute Banana Ice Cream for a healthier alternative!
How to Make It
- Peel 3–4 bananas
- To make it dairy-free, substitute almond or oat milk for milk
- During the night or for 3–4 hours, place bananas in the freezer.
- Bananas should be cut into slices after they have been frozen.
- A blender should be filled with frozen bananas and milk.
- Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth and thick.
10. Fruit Smoothie (avoid fruits with seeds until the socket closes):
12. Cottage Cheese:
13. Cream of Wheat
14. Mashed Cooked Pumpkin
Avoid these foods
The wounds in your mouth can be irritated by several types of foods while they're healing. If you have had your wisdom teeth removed, you should avoid eating the following foods:
- Pain and irritation may be caused by spicy foods.
- It may be difficult to heal wounds if you eat crunchy or crumbly foods (like chips or cookies).
- Seeds and grains can also clog wounds
- Biting your cheeks, lips, and tongue while your mouth is still numb after surgery can be increased by chewy foods.
- During the recovery period, alcohol should be avoided as it may irritate the wound or interact with prescribed medications.
In Summary: Choose nutrient-rich and soft-textured foods if you just had your wisdom teeth removed.
Foods that are nutrient-rich and soft promote recovery as well as prevent discomfort. These delicious foods can help you stay nourished and satisfied after wisdom teeth removal if you plan to stock your cupboard with them. For more information visit McAdams Dental.