Around 90% of the population get at least one of their wisdom teeth removed and, in fact, many people get all four of their wisdom teeth removed simply to avoid encountering future problems. So whether your wisdom teeth are going at abnormal angles or seem to be okay – chances are that you’ll probably get them removed anyway.
Wisdom teeth surgery is fairly minor, and most people are let out relatively soon after coming around from the aesthetic (there are hundreds of YouTube videos documenting this post-op hilarity).
Despite the fact that the op is quite small, the pain experienced afterward is often quite starting and the swelling is equally as bad. Your dentist will let you know how to care for your mouth and teeth before and after the surgery. Soft, healthy foods are the best things for you to eat after a wisdom tooth operation, this will show you what to yummy things you can still eat!
Applesauce may be something that you normally add to a roast pork, but it makes an excellent snack in this instance too. It’s soft, sweet and has a lot of vitamin C and dietary fiber, which is good for your diet. Little chewing is needed to break down the sauce and this means it’s less likely to hurt your mouth.
Try steering clear of chunky soup after your op and rather tuck into broth-based soups or lentil soup. They are healthy, tasty alternative to the usual sweet food that you’ll be having after getting your wisdom out. Try our favorite spinach & split pea soup
Post-surgery is a wonderful time to indulge a little, and luckily ice cream is a great snack to have a mouth operation. It’s soft (don’t add a cone) and the coldness of the ice cream soothes the pain away. Stick to soft-serve with no extra bits and pieces that could get caught in your operation holes.
Jelly is one of the easiest foods to eat in your post-op days, and its variety of flavors can stop you from getting too bored with the same thing over and over again. It also stores in the fridge pretty well and therefore can be kept for a few days.
Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Kohlrabi
The great thing about mashed potatoes is that they are soft but starchy and offer your stomach much needed fiber. To really make your mashed potatoes delicious try to mix it with gravy, butter, and sour cream. You can also do this with sweet potatoes if you prefer them. Kohlrabis is a yummy alternative to potatoes when you’re ready to solids again try our favorite kohlrabi fries recipes.
Yogurt is smooth, light and contains a whole lot of calcium and other vitamins. Make sure you avoid granola or fruit bits and only buy the smooth yogurt.
Smoothies and Milkshakes
Smoothies and milkshakes are filled with vitamins and nutrients and can have a protein powder or meal replacement added to get even better. Use fresh, seedless fruits, milk, yogurt or ice cream to make a delicious post-op meal. See a list of the yummiest smoothie recipes
Cheap and cheerful – instant oatmeal is delicious, warm and nutritious. Try and save this for the third day after surgery to be safe.
Make sure you follow the post-op instructions from your dentist and the recovery will be short. In no time, you will be enjoying your favorite foods again.