Wisdom teeth are well known as third molars, which grow at the back of your gums and are the last set of teeth to emerge. Most people have four wisdom teeth, with one growing in each corner of the mouth.
Due to lack of space at the back of the mouth, the emerging wisdom can be in odd angles or partial. You can call it as having impacted wisdom teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause different kinds of problems. They may get infected and damage the teeth next to them, cause crowding or decay because they are hard to clean.
In most cases, people have their wisdom teeth removed to solve these problems. However, your dentist will always suggest that you do not have your wisdom teeth extracted unless causing any serious problems. And once you’ve had it removed, you need to ensure you’re getting the correct nutrition. A nutritious diet can minimize the risk of complications. It reduces swelling and supports the wound-healing process.
The foods you consume after your wisdom teeth removal:
These foods must be soft and comfortable to chew. They should also be rich in vitamins, minerals, and protein. Here are some foods you can eat:
- Soups are one of the best foods to eat after surgery because they are easy to eat and rich in nutrients, and keeps you hydrated. Make sure to blend it and consume it when lukewarm or cold. Some soups like tomato soup or pumpkin soup are great.
- Greek Yogurt is full of proteins and different minerals that help with recovery after dental surgery. The cold and creamy texture is quite soothing.
- Potatoes are rich in carbs and provide you with the energy needed for recovery after surgery.
- Eggs provide you will all the in an easy-to-consume form. Especially omega-3-enriched eggs are very nutritious.
- Bananas are nutritious and easy to eat. You can mash them and eat, which will also help reduce your discomfort.
- Icecream will ease the pain in your mouth.
- Avocado is a unique fruit because it’s low in carbs and high in healthy fats.
- Smoothies are easy to drink and are nutritious.
- Hummus is a good source of vitamins, minerals, protein, and healthy fats, good for recovery.
- Cheese is packed with proteins and vitamins and can easily be added to your diet.
Foods You Should Avoid After A Wisdom Teeth Removal
These are the foods you should avoid as they can irritate the wounds or can delay the recovery:
- Crunchy and crumbly food items
- Spicy foods
- Foods with grains and seeds
- Chewy foods
If you have had your wisdom teeth removed and are looking for consultation on what to eat after your wisdom teeth removal, call Dr. Millwala at 281-667-0607 to schedule a consultation. Our dedicated team is here to help you!