Wisdom Tooth Extraction After Care Diet

Having your wisdom teeth removed is painful enough, but eating after wisdom teeth removal can sometimes be worse than the procedure itself. Your dentist will likely tell you to stick to soft foods and liquids for the first twenty-four hours after an extraction. Figuring out what foods are safe will help speed your recovery and reduce post extraction pain.

For most people, cold liquids will help reduce swelling and pain. Try to avoid very sugary or high acid drinks, because these can irritate the raw flesh in and around the extraction site. Milkshakes, cold tea, and sugar free slush drinks are all good cold drink choices.

Lukewarm beverages may also reduce pain, especially for those with sensitive teeth. Warm coffee, tea, and clear soups soothe nerve pain, which may become worse after an extraction. Avoid very hot drinks, which may make the pain worse.

Safe foods include mashed potatoes, soups and soft stews, cooked fruits, baked fish, and pasta dishes which don’t need much chewing….

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