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What did you eat after wisdom tooth extraction?

Susanne

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For those of you that have already had your wisdom teeth removed, how soon after the procedure were you able to eat and what sorts of things did you eat those first few days? Was it very difficult or painful to eat or was it pretty manageable? How long before you were able to chew normally?
 
Dg6300

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I didn’t eat much the first day or two.

I kept pushing myself to eat, and with increasingly firm food.

By day 4 I was eating ice cream left and right. I also made a lentil soup with tiny bits of ham, and that really sped up my healing.

I was eating more or less normally by two weeks. By ten days I was at 90%.
In general, do whatever the oral surgeon recommends, and you should be just fine.

I recommend scheduling a follow up a week later. I needed two follow up visits, and they really put my mind at ease.
 
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Both times I had it done in the morning and ate my first meal a couple hours later. For the first week I ate a lot of mashed potatoes, greek yogurt with bananas, porridge, jellies, tofu, thick soups.

My first extraction was very difficult, I could barely open my mouth due to the pain even though I only took out one tooth. But my second (where I removed two) was much, much better; I'd have eaten regular food if I wasn't so worried about dislodging the clots! I took a long time to return to regular food for the first round, but I was eating normally after a week for the second :)

I second the suggestion to schedule a follow-up for peace of mind!
 
Judythecat

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I only had one removed, but I was eating normally the same day of the extraction. I just avoided the extraction site. I also had a follow-up appointment the week after.
 
Enarete

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I had a huge pizza and some red wine on the same day after all of my wisdom teeth went, just ate carefully. Wouldn't recommend the red wine though, it was just that I haven't received much of instructions so wasn't aware of any limitations.
 
krlovesherkids777

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I think by the next day or two days after I was eating normally too, again just careful.. I think your body will be really intuitively careful . but yeah just avoiding that area and babying it a little. think you will be eating good in no time :)
 
MeaDrea

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My mom stocked up on apple sauce, yogurt, cottage cheese and slim fast for me lol

I'm not looking forward to the procedure, but at least my diet will be on point. Lol
 
kitkat

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Hmm...maybe mine was kind of difficult (I had all 4 taken out at once and they were all impacted). I think I ate pretty much soft/smooth consistencies for about a week (jellos, puddings, broths, yogurts, apple sauce, etc). I really didn’t eat day 1, because I had a bad reaction to the pain meds and I was very nauseous and vomiting (literally the worst time to vomit). Then I was very swollen afterward and could not open my jaw more than a few inches so getting solid food in my mouth or chewing would have been quite a task. I started to experiment with slightly more solid foods by probably day 5 or so...I remember being very paranoid about the stitches possibly catching on foods which actually did happen on some angel food cake. I thought my recovery was pretty much par for the course but after reading this thread maybe not...
 
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