With your wisdom teeth removal surgery approaching, you should plan for an adjusted diet as you wait for your mouth to heal. After your surgery, you will likely experience bleeding, swelling, and discomfort, so it’s important to eat soft foods that will not dislodge the clots that will form to help you heal over the first three days.
Eating soft foods will not only help you heal quickly, but will enable you to minimize your pain and relax as you head down the speedy road to recovery. This meal plan will ensure you get the nutrition you need, stay satisfied and pain-free, and allow you the time you need for your wisdom teeth wound to heal.
Whip up a batch of scrambled eggs first thing in the morning, adding a little milk and a spoonful of sour cream to make them softer. Pair with a cup of smooth, non-chunky applesauce for a balanced, wisdom teeth recovery-friendly breakfast.
Stick a sweet potato in the oven and bake it until it’s so soft it falls apart. Layer with butter and brown sugar and pair with a rich soup. Make sure that if there are solids in the soup, they’re small and supple enough that you don’t have to chew much.
For dinner, make a tender pasta like gnocchi that won’t require any intense chewing. Top it with your favorite alfredo sauce and treat yourself to some ice cream or frozen yogurt for dessert. You’ve earned it!
If you find yourself getting hungry throughout the day, you can pick up a cup of pudding or put together a quick snack of mashed potatoes. You can’t go wrong with either of those – even if you weren’t recovering from wisdom teeth removal.
As you’re recovering, make sure you don’t chew at the back of your mouth, because that could dislodge the blood clot. On the same note, take care not to drink through a straw. The sucking motion can also dislodge the clot and is one of the biggest contributors to dry socket. Follow this diet for at least three days to ensure a speedy recovery.
If you have any questions about what you should and shouldn’t eat after your wisdom teeth surgery, make sure you talk to your oral surgeon about it. If you need a surgeon to perform your wisdom teeth removal, you can use the surgeon finder tool on our website to find a doctor in the state of Utah.