50 Soft Foods to Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Updated on March 20, 2017
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Cooked rice, risotto, and hominy grits are great choices after oral surgery. Just make sure they aren't too hot.
Cooked rice, risotto, and hominy grits are great choices after oral surgery. Just make sure they aren't too hot. | Source

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.

Here are some foods and liquids to stock up on before surgery and keep around while you are healing.

This homemade applesauce smells and tastes great and is easy to make. Add a little cinnamon for flavor!
This homemade applesauce smells and tastes great and is easy to make. Add a little cinnamon for flavor! | Source

Soft Foods to Eat After Oral Surgery (A-C)

Food
Preparation
Applesauce
Cook apples until tender and blend. Try this with apricots or peaches!
Avocado
Mashed plain or mixed with salt, lemon, or honey
Baby Food
A perfect pre-made puree!
Baked Beans and Spaghetti
Cooked and mashed.
Bananas
Mashed well with yoghurt or milk.
Broth
Chicken, beef, or vegetable.
Casseroles
Soft and well-cooked with plenty of liquid.
Cheesecake
You can enjoy yourself during recovery!
Cheese
Soft or melted.
Clams
Smooth and creamy.
Congee
Cooked soft.
Couscous/Semolina
Well-cooked and served sweet or savory.
Cottage Cheese
Plain or mixed with soft veggies.
Custard
Made fresh or pre-made.

Chewing and Swallowing After Oral Surgery

If you have wool pads or sore areas in your mouth, the idea of chewing and swallowing can be scary. Try chewing with your front teeth. Once the food is soft enough, swish it around with saliva for a few seconds and then swallow.

Vegetable, chicken, or beef broth is nutritious and ideal for a healing mouth. Make sure the veggies or meat are cooked very well.
Vegetable, chicken, or beef broth is nutritious and ideal for a healing mouth. Make sure the veggies or meat are cooked very well. | Source

Soft Foods to Eat After Oral Surgery (D-M)

Food
Preparation
Dips
Tzatziki, lebneh, French onion, hummus, and guacamole.
Eggs
Scrambled or poached.
Fish
Tuna or lox.
Ice Cream
Frozen yoghurt too. Just avoid nuts.
Jelly/Jell-O
Quintessential get-well food.
Juice
Fresh squeezed fruit or vegetable.
Macaroni & Cheese
Well-cooked and soft.
Mashed Potato
Well-blended with no lumps.
Meatloaf or Meatballs
Mashed a little.

Remember, no straws! Sucking through a straw can remove the blood clot that forms over your wound and heals the extraction area.

Congee, a rice porridge sometimes prepared with broth, can be a meal when prepared with egg, onion, and parsley.
Congee, a rice porridge sometimes prepared with broth, can be a meal when prepared with egg, onion, and parsley. | Source

Pain Medication After Wisdom Teeth Removal

While some people never need pain medication after oral surgery, others feel pain and discomfort that is hard to ignore. Paracetamol (Panadol or Tylenol) or Ibuprofin (Neurofen) can help. If these medicines don't do the trick, check with your doctor, dentist, or pharmacist about which drugs are best for you.

Ice cream (without nuts or other hard inclusions) or frozen yogurt is delicious and soothing after oral surgery.
Ice cream (without nuts or other hard inclusions) or frozen yogurt is delicious and soothing after oral surgery. | Source

Soft Foods to Eat After Oral Surgery (M-P)

Foods
Preparation
Milk Drinks
Cow or almond milk.
Noodles/Pasta
Small, flat pasta that doesn't require much chewing or slurping.
Nut Butters
Peanut, almond, or cashew. Well-ground.
Oatmeal
Mixed with honey, syrup, or mashed banana.
Polenta
Used as cereal or with savory additions.
Pudding
Tapioca, too.
Flavored milk drinks with added vitamins are a great way to get nutrients when your mouth is healing.
Flavored milk drinks with added vitamins are a great way to get nutrients when your mouth is healing. | Source

Soft Foods to Eat After Oral Surgery (R-S)

Food
Preparation
Ramen
With well-cooked veggies or meat.
Risotto
Well-cooked.
Mousse
 
Mushy Peas/Beans
Or refried.
Rice
Cooked very soft.
Sherbert
 
Ramen soups with broth can be dressed up with meat or vegetable additions. Remember to prepare every soft!
Ramen soups with broth can be dressed up with meat or vegetable additions. Remember to prepare every soft! | Source

Soft Foods to Eat After Oral Surgery (S-S)

Food
Preparation
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
Sloppy Joe meat, without the bun, is a tasty meal. Try chewing with your front teeth (or on the side that was not operated on) and mush the meat with your saliva before swallowing.
Sloppy Joe meat, without the bun, is a tasty meal. Try chewing with your front teeth (or on the side that was not operated on) and mush the meat with your saliva before swallowing. | Source

Soft Foods to Eat After Oral Surgery (T-Z)

Food
Preparation
Tapioca
Pudding or juice.
Tea
Warm, not hot. Tannin in tea helps reduce bleeding.
Tofu
Mashed or cubed. Serve with soy sauce.
Vegetables
Cooked soft and mashed.
Waffles
Softened with juice or milk.
Yogurt
Avoid flavors with seeds.
Prepare tapicoa pudding or drinks yourself, or buy pre-made.
Prepare tapicoa pudding or drinks yourself, or buy pre-made. | Source

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        Dred Cuan 

        6 days ago from California

        Even my doctor told me to eat ice cream after he removed my tooth. As it helps to stop my tooth from bleeding. I really find it very effective.

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        Me 

        6 days ago

        good for braces too

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        Lyn 

        6 weeks ago

        I had 4 wisdom teeth removed today. I am too tempted to put pizza in a Blender. Maybe with a little bit more pizza sauce to make it smoother? Is that even a good idea?

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        Isabella 

        5 months ago

        great info.

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        Shadow 

        7 months ago

        how long does wisdom teeth removal take to heal because I only got 1 side done and I'm not sure I can eat rice and other foods. so is macaroni good to eat as long as its not hot or what

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        Christopher Hughes 

        8 months ago

        I got my wisdom tooth cut out Monday 4 days later still a little swollen mouth cant fully open yet so I have just basically been eating mashed bananas fruit smoothies and soups cant wait till I can eat a fatty burger haha

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        Erin Landgrebe 

        9 months ago

        Had full mouth extraction 4 days ago. Had no idea what to eat. Have temp dentures which makes more complicated. This really helped. Thanks so much.

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        Sasha 

        10 months ago

        I have had my expander for a week now and this has helped a LOT

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        kenneth carlson 

        10 months ago

        had nine pulled 9/21-first day i avoided eating, just rinsing and sipps of water, 2nd day- scrambled eggs ,then for dinner-creamy chicken and dumpling soup over well cooked rice.Pudding for dessert...biggest thing is to rinse with salt water afterwards and avoid really hot or cold items.tonight -ravioli

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        Abby 

        11 months ago

        I'm getting my wisdom teeth removed in about 3 months and I was terrified about what I was going to eat but this really calmed me down so thank you for this post!

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        Kristina 

        12 months ago

        Had 4 teeth pulled 4 days ago. My jaw is still sore from top to bottom. Get sore from talking. My husband god bless his heart makes me tomato soup with seasoned croutons-he let's them sit and get mushy-since I have been starving for "normal,filling" food. Other than that just sugar free pudding and low sugar applesauce with cottage cheese, and broths. This website is fantastic. Thank you for all the food ideas I can try once I get over my own nervousness of eating more solid foods

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        Dan 

        12 months ago

        Scrambled eggs and salsa is da bomb!

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        Guido 

        12 months ago

        Just had all top teeth taken with a moler infections etc and this site has been helpful. Here's something I learned, pineapple juice helps the gums to heal faster and stronger especially if you start before the surgery. Thanks

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        Marc Duerr 

        12 months ago

        I refer to this list often...even for diet food. Outstanding reference!

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        Steph 

        14 months ago

        I got 2 wisdoms out yesterday and I saw this list and I was super happy cause I was STARVING! So I tried the meatballs with mash potatoes.. DONT DO THE MEATBALLS! It was hell and I'm still hungry lol

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        Lynne 

        14 months ago

        Wow, just had 7 teeth extracted and 3 implants. This is going to be a tremendous help. Thank you.

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        Tallfern 

        14 months ago

        I recommend pate and liverwurst. And you can make tender chicken, fish, or really any meat into pate in a food processor. Rotisserie chicken from your favorite grocery can be extremely tender, but watch the salt content. Just throw in the onions and mushrooms or whatever you love and invent your own. You can spread it on bread or just enjoy it on it's own.

        For the first week after removal of all my teeth, I drank a lot of egg drop soup. It's salty and soothing, and felt very good. Just watch out for that sodium and msg if you get it from the restaurant. (I can make it but mine's never as good as my favorite take-out).

        The best thing so far: I've lost 20 lbs in two weeks!

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        Rob 

        14 months ago

        Pancakes!!!!

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        chevy 

        14 months ago

        waffles would be harder wouldn't they

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        Joe 

        14 months ago

        Very helpful, Thank you

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        Erin 

        15 months ago

        My wisdom tooth kill me

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        lijahh 

        15 months ago

        Just two uppers removed this morning - did the local anesthetic even which might be a little less popular (had to drive). Granted I had it easy with just two on top, but confused why this surgery is so hyped up.. save your fear :) Worst part is two hours later and I'm starving. Fage yogurts will not be sufficient, thanks for the list. Mac & Cheese, tropical smoothie, and some chicken noodle soup. I think I want all three.. now.

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        Shehzad Malik 

        16 months ago

        Thank you soo much for such a great information.

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        Mia 

        16 months ago

        Just had all four of my wisdom teeth removed two days ago. This was very helpful!

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        George 

        17 months ago

        Thanks alot this article really helps!☺

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        Elle 

        17 months ago

        Brilliant post. Huge impacted lower wisdom tooth out today with some bone to. Yuk

        Surgeon rattled off soft easy foods only. No chewing. Liquids predominantly.

        After anaesthetic I lost mind recall.

        This post is an answer to prayer

        Thank you SO MUCH!!!!

        Absolutely fabulous.

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        ngem0526 

        18 months ago

        You can't eat hot foods or drink 24 hours after getting your wisdom teeth removed. No hard foods, obviously. NO RICE! It'll get stuck in the holes! I wouldn't go for waffles, I mean it's made right they have a little crunch. Smoothies are good. I wouldn't need go for just peanut butter, especially if you're like me and your mouth hurts to open and it hurts to move your tounge. DONT DRINK OUT OF A STRAW! No carbonated beverages for the first 24 hours and no spicy or hot foods.

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        Carla 

        18 months ago

        Omg I wish I found this this 3 days ago when I had 2 teeth pulled. I've been on a pudding, applesauce, broth for 3 days and I'm starving. Thank god this list is here. Very helpful not I can finally eat real food, woohoo.

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        MB 

        18 months ago

        Great article just had four removed last night and was dreading the chicken soup and mashed banana diet

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        Beatriz 

        18 months ago

        I took a bowl of honey bunches of oats, put milk in it and microwaved it for a minute or so until it was mushy. Ice cream was great too! Spaghetti kinda hurt, tomato sauce.

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        Presh 

        18 months ago

        I just got 4 out they put drugs in me I want food my mouth is bleeding btw

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        Nk 

        18 months ago

        So helpful! I needed yo stock up before my surgery, am having all 4 removed; thank you for this detailed list.

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        Erin 

        19 months ago

        This is a great list and very informative, but for other types of jaw surgery other than wisdom tooth removal, some of these may not be appropriate. I had orthognathic surgery on my upper jaw in 2003 and the doctor put me on a soft-foods only diet for a month afterward and told me absolutely NO chewing whatsoever during that time, but provided me with booklets of recipes and said anything could be put in a blender and consumed through a straw. Sorry, but if I want a cheeseburger, the idea of drinking one through a straw is enough to turn my stomach. I ate a lot of yogurt, mashed potatoes, tomato soup, melted ice cream and the like. A list like this would have helped tremendously, but only those items requiring NO chewing at all.

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        samantha 

        19 months ago

        this is very helpful

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        Jessica 

        19 months ago

        I got my tooth pulled today do I have to eat food withe gauze still in my mouth if its still bleeding

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        jesus m. lopez 

        19 months ago

        Tremendously helpful.

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        Pamela LeMaster 

        19 months ago

        This is a VERY good list.........I done a lot of searching and this is by far the best. its rough!! I had 28 pulled and I'm just glad that only happen's once in a lifetime. Good Luck to all of you...............I had mine removed 26th of December 2016 and I'll be goin back the 1st of March to start the process of dentures...............

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        Amalia M 

        19 months ago

        I'm Having my wisdom tooth removed today after 2 painful days. I'm very nervous about it, since is my first time and is an impacted tooth. This list gives comfort and allows time to prepare. I feel hopeful.

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        Kelsey 

        19 months ago

        Very helpful!!!

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        ..... 

        19 months ago

        does it hurt

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        Samita 

        19 months ago

        Sounds good..thanks. just got my wisdom tooth extration but the pasta in your advice brought smile on my face..

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        b.stewart 

        19 months ago

        this is really helpful to me i got my tongue pierced yesterday and im restricted to a soft foods diet for a few dys until swelling goes down.

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        Caroline Pope 

        19 months ago

        I would say no spicy food it irritates the gums. I had my wisdom teeth removed yesterday and tried Popeyes gravy and it wasn't awful... just not pleasant.

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        Morgan 

        20 months ago

        So it's been about 3 days after my teeth where out and I googled what's good to eat after surgery this article popped up and this really helped and narrow down what's the best things and this really help me and my sister who also got hers out and I'm glade I googled this!

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        Katie 

        20 months ago

        Thank you so much. Ive been at a loss since I got my wisdom teeth out yesterday. This really helped.

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        Aliya 

        20 months ago

        Shoot I'm so happy I found this cuz I'm starving and its been 2 days since I got all 4 pulled and i'm still in pain like I don't really wanna eat but I had mashpotatos ..... Sooooo good

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        Morgan 

        21 months ago

        Just got all 4 out and didn't know what to eat, but this helped a lot!!!

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        Stacy 

        21 months ago

        I just had 15 teeth (2 were wisdom) surgically removed 3 days ago. I am starving! Lol! I've been having protein shakes, applesauce, cream soups, and ice cream. May try a few of these others out, thank you.

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        Amber 

        21 months ago

        I thinks this list is great.Thanks!!

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        hk98 

        21 months ago

        tomorrow i am having my wisdom teeth removed, what should i drink and eat afterwards?

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        EYENEWIT 

        21 months ago

        As I type this text, I'm waiting for these three 800mg ibuprofens to kick in, so I can feel normal again.

        On Friday October 28, 2016, I had my three wisdom teeth removed (two bottoms and one top).

        I was awake during the procedure of my teeth being pulled from my body; however, I had the dentist give me so many pain shots that I didn't feel a thing - not even the pressure that literally everyone said would be felt.

        I was given so many shots that my eyebrows, chin and ears were numb along with the typical expectation of numbness. It took over 5 hours for the numbness to fully go away. Oh, no, I am not complaining. I'm just saying when the dentist said you're going to feel pressure when your tooth leave your body. I almost ran but and I didn't even feel the pressure. Dentist don't scare your patiences!

        So, the scary part was all the uncertainty and mystery. My imagination freaked me out. Plus, the sounds of the hissing tools blazing in my ears as I lay vulnerable with my mouth wide open as this human removed my hugh-deep-rooted teeth from your body. I felt like I was in the movie "Hostel" . The sounds left me a but nervous even though I didn't feel a thing. It's a mind ****. If you're propertly numb you'll be fine.

        As of right now this minute, I'm in noticeable and uneasy pain. From my gums, to my teeth, to the sockets, to my jaws getting some kind of after shock of some sort and phantom psins, I'm not feeling 100%. I can not wait until I heal.

        I'm scared to eat anything because the sockets freaks me out. And what's up with my cheeks wanting to cave in when I'm talking because no teeth are back there for structure and foundation. I feel like I'm 98 years old. Anyway! So, after 24 hours of no food, I tried cream of wheat. Eureka! I stuck gold. Then, I ate yams, grits and I got cocky and tried to eat a pork chop. Ummmm, no! Go bavk to sift food. Yes!Not even chewing it in the front and swallowing in the back works. In addition, it feels weird to eat with my front teeth. I feel like a horse or some sort of creature. I'm trying to avoid food getting trapped in my sockets. OMG! It's so scary to me.

        I miss my teeth. If I would have taken care of them properly, I would still have them since they wasn't causing any problem. They were pulled for poor dental care. :/ Hard to reach area!

        (Avoidance) Brush, floss alllllllllllllllllll the time and eat soft foods (recovery). Ooh! And, the dentist has a tool to flush food out the sockets safely at home. I have one but stills freaks me out.

        I saw my teeth one last time as I sadly kissed them good-bye (not literally kissed) now it's time to say hello to good appropriate foods that I can eat during my healing period.

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        BM 

        21 months ago

        Nad, the issue with alcohol is that it can cause stress on your liver when combined with pain medication. You should be fine to drink alcohol in 24h IF you are not also taking pain medication. The combination can put extra stress on your body.

        Had my two upper wisdom teeth removed yesterday morning, didn't hurt at all yesterday (just lots of blood) but they are more sore today (not painful really, just a slight annoying ache). Might try overcooked noodles tonight. Been eating mashed potatoes/soup so far.

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        Lindoc 

        22 months ago

        Just had all 4 wisdom teeth removed this morning. I made myself a batch of chicken soup yesterday. My sister made a great dish; her Thanksgiving candied sweet potatoes which she then blended for my sake! Also a batch of great mashed potatoes. Had a bowl of tortilla soup for dinner (sans the tortilla strips). All good. Oh, almost forgot the hot fudge banana milk shake from Dairy Queen!!!

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        Nad 

        22 months ago

        Dr said no alcohol, but for how long after surgery?

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        PamelaRp 

        22 months ago

        I had a pulp cap put on a tooth and it lasted less than 48 hours on my tooth and the dentist did a horrible job. I look and studied this list for well over a half hour and feel that there are not enough foods that are not hard for me to eat when having tooth work done. The percentage looks like it is less than 25 percent of the foods we eat that are not hard. It would be helpful that you put in this article the percentage of foods that are hard so I can tell the dentist the reason why he did such a lousy job with the cap on my tooth that was cemented improperly and horribly. This tooth needs a root canal and I am dirt poor. I have the money saved up but this is the last of it and never will have money again since I am severely disabled and cannot work and will not ever be able to work.

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        Sarah 

        22 months ago

        I had all four impacted wisdom teeth removed, two other teeth removed, and my upper palate/jaw broke in half. I have stitches for 5 of the teeth, and stitches all under my upper lip for the jaw surgery. Everything hurts to eat. This list is helpful for sure. still missing solid food and chewing

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        Michelle 

        22 months ago

        Had my 4 wisdom teeth out on Wednesday no stitches and can only eat pudding this sucks

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        Christina 

        22 months ago

        Sherbet. No such thing as "sherbert"

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        Hashiel 

        22 months ago

        Had my last upper left remove.

        I'm thinking about soup.

        Last time I had my wisdom removed I ate 2 hour later shertted chicken in soup lol. I was hungry. Guys feel better this is just temporary. Smile with your white teeth.

        Oh thank you handsome :) loveyourself1

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        Sheeba 

        22 months ago

        Omg I had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled today and 2 stitches I have so far only ate applesauce and tried to eat a soft piece of chicken now I think a piece is stuck in my clot. Thanks for this list and all the comments I'm gonna get some things in the morning. BTW I was also more nervous to get mine pulled over child birth lol I even had my first panic attack smh but it turned out not to be so bad!

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        Coco 

        22 months ago

        I just had my lower right wisdom tooth pulled yesterday and this pain is the worst. I've been eating yogurt and soup cant wait to eat a steak or burger

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        Annie 

        22 months ago

        Just had gum grafting done and can not bite anything for 10 days. He suggested soft foods for the entire 10 days. I am tired of soup and yogurt. Thank you for your list. :)

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        Steph 

        22 months ago

        I'm having the left wisdom removed and I too am scared of this over having a child! This list is going to help a lot as I'll prepare ahead of time. Thanks!

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        Dale 

        22 months ago

        If you think 4 teeth removed is hard to find anything to eat try having all them removed at once then try to find anything that doesn't kill you to eat mashed potatoes and pudding potted meat that's about all

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        Sara 

        22 months ago

        I get all 4 wisdom teeth removed this coming Tuesday and am scared to death. I wasn't even this scared with childbirth! Thank you so much for the list of foods, although I'll be staying away from bread and rice. My pain tolorence is high so I'm hoping it's not as bad as everyone says.

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        Brittany 

        23 months ago

        Eat food(I eat yogurt) before the pain meds so you don't get sick. I heard dairy helps a lot with it. So far I haven't gotten sick.

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        Brittany 

        23 months ago

        I just got mine out 2 days ago. As long as you take your pain meds, it's not too bad. And I'm a huge baby. I just have pressure from swelling, really. So far I've eaten plain Greek yogurt w mashed banana, tomato soup, applesauce, mashed potatoes, and sweet potatoes. I'd go get more food but I live too far from the store:/ country livin.. blah

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        Jelena 

        23 months ago

        just had all 4 removed as long as u stay away from grains and seeds u can eat anything else; just everyone pain tolerance different i was eating cucumber and vinegar on my second day after all 4 wisdom pulled and stitched. Found pain medication and their tylenol made me sick and loss of appetite if u can skip the pills and bare the pain.

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        Sally 

        23 months ago

        This was very helpful

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        Mel 

        23 months ago

        Not so sure on chilli,rice quinoa options as read small bits can get stuck in extraction site and cause and infection but some very good ideas otherwise thank you

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        Jennifer 

        23 months ago

        Thank you for making this list and every ones comments! 4 days to go and my daughter will be getting her out. :-)

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        Kelsey 

        23 months ago

        Had all 4 wisdom teeth removed and stitched up 6 days ago. Man was this the most pain I have been in for a while! Couldn't sleep or barely eat even with pain medication! BUT I finally caved for mashed potatoes, gravy, Mac n cheese, and even over cooked and chopped up ravioli! :)

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        Pamela 

        23 months ago

        Very helpful and a good variety

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        Kathy 

        23 months ago

        Just got 2 bottom wisdom teeth out this morning and ate pudding and oatmeal for dinner....gonna have a large frosty from Wendy's for dessert!! Great list!

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        Shelli Hamrick 

        23 months ago

        I go September 6th to plan my surgery for wisdom teeth and I heard it is extremely painful. Hopefully I can rest better at night. I am going to try a lot of these foods.

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        Sky 

        24 months ago

        Just got all four of my wisdom teeth removed two days ago, and all I have been eating is pudding, jello, and mashed potatoes haha! I'm going to try mac and cheese tonight! :)

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        Shae 

        24 months ago

        I like this list of food - many are tasty things I'd be happy to eat. Thank you! :)

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        Athol 

        24 months ago

        Just had six removed (4 wisdom and 2 supernumerary) Thank you very much for the list, overcooked mac and cheese was a great insight

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        Mayra 

        2 years ago

        Had three of my four wisdom teeth removed yesterday ( the bottom one gave a strong battle, so we had to leave the other one in for a future visit). My dentist stitched up all three holes.

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        Nyx 

        2 years ago

        You should definitely NOT eat couscous or quinoa. It's all tiny particles that'll get stuck in the socket.

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        Lynn 

        2 years ago

        I had my 3 Wisdom teeth removed last week and 1 stitch that is so annoying i thought it was food and had to go back to my Dentist and they told me it was a stitch my Mouth still hurts so much and its so hard to know what to eat so thank you x

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        Sadie 

        2 years ago

        Not supposed to have heavy grains or any bread. Or acidic foods, as well as spicy foods.

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        Stacy 

        2 years ago

        I had my three lower back teeth removed and gums stitched up. OMG I am starving. This list has helped me a lot. Before I found this list I made soft candy yams and soft shredded chicken with taco seasoning. That filled me up and kept me fool. U can try to eat it after the swelling goes down. Be sure to rinse ur mouth after.

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        Tabitha 

        2 years ago

        On day 4 after having wisdom teeth out. This list is a life saver.

        Homemade spaghetti sauce sans noodles was really good. I also found that watermelon was soft enough to eat on about day 2 or 3.

        Peppermint tea helps with the funky breath that seems to linger after oral surgery.

        Always swish with salt water after eating to remove anything that gets stuck in the clots/holes.

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        Brittany W 

        2 years ago

        Just had all my top teeth removed yesterday....very helpful list...headed to the grocery store now (Im Starving)♡♡ :)

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        Jamie 

        2 years ago

        My son was an 18-year-old growing young man when he had his wisdom teeth removed. By the second day, he was starving. Many of the soft foods mentioned were good, but didn't fill him. I found that corned beef hash did the trick. I know it may not be the healthiest, but the meat and potatoes seemed to be the most filling for him.

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        Lana 

        2 years ago

        Just had all four wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago. Atleast this list offers some hot items. Tired of applesauce, jello and smoothies! Vienna sausages and soft cheese have been good too. I also read that crab cakes are ok...haven't tried it tho.

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        Tamika 

        2 years ago

        I had my upper and bottom wisdom teeth removed on Friday debating what I can have for dinner that is filling over liquids

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        Susan Deppner 

        2 years ago from Arkansas USA

        Wish I would have had this list all those years ago when I had my wisdom teeth removed. I survived on soup and yogurt. Not bad, but I see many items on your outstanding list that would have been nice to have on hand.

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        Brandon B 

        2 years ago

        Just has all four removed today, I would recommend KFC, their mashed potatoes are good and their Mac n cheese is soft.

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        LaDejah Jordan 

        2 years ago

        Just had all four removed today

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        Javassiah Manning 

        2 years ago

        No bread what so ever!! Or at least that's what my dentist guy told me I got 4 removed btw! Good luck to you all!!

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        Edward D 

        2 years ago

        Gatorade pudding and ice cream! All u need... Ima gunna try mac and cheese and ill let u know how it goes!....

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        Edward d 

        2 years ago

        Gatorade!!! Besttttt

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        roselinsojan 

        2 years ago from India,Kerala.

        Very interesting, informative and helpful. thank you.

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        Mari 

        2 years ago

        Can I eat bread after my wisdom teeth removal?

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        Susan 

        2 years ago

        What can u drink???

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        Jennifer 

        2 years ago

        I was told to avoid rice as it can stick in the clots.

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        Lani 

        2 years ago

        I just got 4 teeth pulled, and love to eat! It's hard to limit to just soft, and cool foods! (Btw I'm not fat, skinny actually)! Lol!

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        Lori 

        2 years ago

        I just had all the back teeth on both sides removed, i am getting top dentures in about 5 weeks. Very hard to get anything that i have to chew. This page gives me some good ideas on what to eat and how to eat it.

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