One of the first questions we get after a wisdom tooth extraction here at Williams Lake Smiles is “what can I eat now?” During the week or two directly after your procedure, your mouth will need time to heal before it will be able to handle foods that are chewy or hard. Instead, you will want to stick to foods that are soft and won’t harm your healing mouth. Today, Dr. Rudy Wassenaar is blogging from his Williams Lake, BC office to talk about some of the foods you should consider eating while you wait for your mouth to recover from its wisdom tooth extraction.
There are many types of cheese that are naturally soft enough to eat while your mouth is healing. For instance, both brie and Manchego can make a good snack during your recovery period. You can even continue to eat the harder cheeses as long as you melt them before consuming them.
Yogurt has long been a go-to meal for patients coming back from an oral procedure. The reason for this is the fact that yogurt is naturally soft and creamy, ensuring that it won’t hurt your healing mouth. Yogurt is also popular among our patients because it comes in a large variety of different flavors, making it easy to find one that fits your tastes.
Not only are eggs a great source of protein but, when cooked, they are soft enough to eat even while your mouth heals. Eggs tend to be a popular meal choice because they can be made in many different ways, making it easy to keep them feeling fresh. They can also be combined with many other great foods, such as rice and soft vegetables.
Soup is a very popular post-surgery food. This is because not only is soup soft enough to eat with a healing mouth, but the warmth also tends to make people feel better. Much like yogurt, soup also comes in a large variety of different flavors, guaranteeing that you will be able to find one that fits your tastes.
There are many great meals you can eat while your mouth heals from a wisdom tooth extraction that involve soft grains. Treats such as cooked oatmeal, oat bran, and cream of wheat are all soft enough for your mouth to handle while it heals. You can also add other tasty foods to these meals, spicing them up with things such as berries, cinnamon, and peanut butter.
As you can see, there are still many great meals ahead of you while you wait for your mouth to recover from its wisdom tooth extraction. Just because you have to give up the “good stuff” doesn’t mean that you are doomed to a week or two of uninspired meals. With a little creativity, your recovery will fly by. If you would like to learn more about wisdom teeth extractions and the benefits of having them done early, please contact our practice and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Rudy Wassenaar today.
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