One of the first questions we get from our Toronto area patients following a wisdom tooth extraction is “what can I eat?” It is true that, for the week directly following the patient’s wisdom tooth extraction, it is wise to avoid foods that are hard and chewy. While this means you will need to stay away from foods like apples and steak, there are still many great foods that you will be able to enjoy while your extraction sites heal. Today, Dr. Andre Hughes is blogging to speak to patients about some of the best foods to eat while healing from a wisdom tooth extraction.
There are actually many different types of cheese that are naturally soft, ensuring that they will not harm your healing extraction sites. For example, both brie and Manchego are soft enough for your healing mouth. You can also choose to continue eating the harder cheeses, but you will need to melt them before you can eat them.
One of the most popular snacks for patients coming out of any kind of oral surgery is yogurt. The reason for this is that yogurt is naturally soft and creamy, which can make it soothing against the extraction site. Yogurt is also popular because it comes in a large variety of different flavors, making it easy to one that fits each patient’s tastes.
When cooked, eggs are the perfect consistency for patients healing from a wisdom tooth extraction. Eggs can also be cooked a large number of different ways, making it easy to keep them feeling fresh and new every morning. From hard-boiled to scrambled, you should have no problem finding new ways to eat them.
Soup is another one of those go-to meals for people coming off of oral surgery. The reason for this is because not only is soup soft enough to eat with a healing mouth, but the warmth tends to make patients feel better. Like yogurt, soup also comes in many different flavors, so you should be able to find one that you like.
The last food we want to talk about is one that doesn’t get a lot of attention or thought, and that is soft grains. Meals like cooked oatmeal, oat bran, and cream of wheat are all great for a healing mouth. And, these meals can be supplemented with things like berries, cinnamon, and peanut butter.
As you can see, just because you can’t eat “the good stuff” doesn’t mean that you will be bored in the week of healing required after having your wisdom teeth removed. There are still many great meals ahead of you. If you would like more suggestions for foods you should stick to while waiting for your wisdom teeth to heal, then contact our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Andre Hughes today.
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