Eating a healthy and nutritious diet is essential after wisdom teeth removal because you need a wholesome diet full of vitamins and minerals to assist you with healing and recovery. But eating can be a challenge in the days after you have had your wisdom teeth removed, because of swelling and discomfort. Today we are going to help you with what to eat after wisdom teeth removal because, believe it or not, there are plenty of options to stay healthy and recover well even if you can’t chew properly.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Your wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to emerge in your mouth and they perform the function of the third set of molars. Because they appear last, at the back of your mouth, typically by the time you reach your early twenties there is often very little space left. As such, they might only emerge partially or at an angle.
If your wisdom teeth are impacted they have to be removed because they cause issues with tooth decay, cause damage to the adjacent teeth or cause crowding. In order to address or avoid these issues, most people end up having their wisdom teeth removed. Not all wisdom teeth present problems and some people do not have to have them removed.
So What Can You Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal?
In general, you need to eat a variety of nutrient-dense foods to speed up healing and recovery but because of swelling and discomfort after you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed, these foods also need to be easy to chew. So here are some ideas to assist you with your meal planning and take some of your stress away.
An excellent way to ensure you get the minerals and vitamins you need is by blending your favourite vegetables into a tasty soup.
Soups are also a great source of hydration, and you do need plenty of water to assist you with recovery too.
Make sure the soup isn’t too hot when you eat it and blend it well to minimise chewing.
As you heal throughout the week following your wisdom teeth removal, you can make your soup a bit chunkier.
Eggs are a valuable source of protein and omega fatty acids and they are soft to eat too. Plus you can prepare them in a variety of ways so you don’t get bored after having your wisdom teeth removed. Scrambled, fried and poached eggs, as well as omelettes, are a tasty and nutritious addition to your recovery diet.
Meat and bone broth
Trying meat or bone broth is a great way to meet your protein and fat needs after wisdom teeth removal. It is also an excellent source of hydration but shouldn’t be consumed too hot.
Baked and mashed potatoes
Potatoes give you plenty of calories and energy and are perfect for after wisdom teeth removal. You can bake or mash them and top them up with butter, soft cheese or avocado to make them even tastier and more nutritious.
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