7 Soft Foods Recommended After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

7 Soft Foods Recommended After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

25 March,2022

7 Soft Foods Recommended After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth extraction procedures can naturally be very stressful for patients, but the recovery process can be just as stressful if you don’t know what you should be eating. Your dentist will recommend that you only eat soft foods that you won’t have to chew on. Below, we’ve compiled a list of seven soft foods you can eat after undergoing a wisdom tooth extraction procedure.

1. Mashed Vegetables

Various vegetables such as potatoes and carrots can be mashed to make them easier to eat, ensuring you can still eat something healthy that won’t impact your extraction site. You can also opt for vegetables like pumpkin that are naturally soft and therefore require minimal chewing.

2. Mashed Fruits

Fruits that can be mashed are highly recommended, such as bananas and avocados. Not only are they delicious, but they contain good vitamins.

3. Milkshakes, Smoothies and Yoghurt

Anyone who has undergone a wisdom tooth removal procedure can still consume plenty of nutrients by making smoothies and milkshakes, as well as eating yoghurt that’s a good source of protein and calcium. Just make sure there are no bits of fruit in the yoghurt.

4. Scrambled Eggs

Not only are scrambled eggs delicious, but they’re also very soft to eat, making them ideal for anyone who has had their wisdom teeth removed. They’re highly nutritious and do not take long to cook.

5. Soups and Broths

Soups and broths that have tomato, cauliflower, broccoli or pumpkin in them are highly recommended due to the nutrients they contain, as well as their hydrating properties. However, they shouldn’t be consumed while they’re hot, as hot soups and broths can irritate the extraction site.

6. Porridge and Oatmeal

Both porridge and oatmeal are easy to eat. They’re full of fibre, low in fat, and can be mixed with various toppings so you can have a meal that’s healthy, tasty, and safe to eat while your mouth is recovering.

7. Salmon

Salmon is recommended for anyone who has had wisdom tooth extraction surgery as it’s very soft and easy to chew. It also contains plenty of healthy fats and proteins that may help to reduce inflammation.

Learn More Today

For more information on what you should eat after getting one or more wisdom teeth removed, or to book a wisdom tooth extraction procedure at our clinic, call Dental on Clarendon today on (03) 9690 3285 or contact us online.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.