What to eat after Wisdom Teeth Extraction

What to eat after Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

Many people ask me about diet after tooth extraction. Some people don’t feel much of an appetite after surgery, but it’s important that you eat something for energy and nutrients that will help with healing. Other people are quite hungry but cannot tolerate anything hot. Below you will find options for all needs and tastes.

1. ice cream
Ice creams are soft, refreshing and numb the pain in the gums. Blend 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, with 2 bananas, 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and honey (optional). Place in the freezer for 3 hours and then enjoy.

2. purees
They can be potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, or any vegetable puree. Many purees provides energy and protein, which are great for your recovery.

3. avocado, papaya, and banana
Fruits with a soft texture are a great option, and can be consumed pure, mixed with milk or in the form of a mousse. Avocado, for example, contains vitamin E, phytochemicals (astragalin, quercetin, phytosterol, catechins), glutathione, magnesium, monounsaturated fats, fibers, which combined give this fruit a super anti-inflammatory and antioxidant power. Bananas and papaya can also be eaten pure, mashed with honey, mixed with milk or yogurt, in the form of ice cream or mousse…. Bananas provide energy, potassium, many vitamins, magnesium, calcium, selenium, zinc, iron. It is also a source of tryptophan, an amino acid that regulates mood and reduces irritability. Papaya is rich in carotenoids, which fight free radicals. In addition, it is rich in fiber, water, papain that improve digestion and favor intestinal functioning.

4. Boiled or scrambled eggs
Eggs are very easy to eat, on their own, with macaroni or cheese. The white is rich in protein and the yolk contains vitamins A, D, riboflavin, niacin, choline, and biotin that aid cell repair.

5. Acai
It has a high content of anthocyanins, which reduce the harmful action of free radicals, improves circulation, protects the heart and prevents cancer. It’s a good source of calcium and potassium, nutrients that will help. Rich in energy, it will leave you feeling well-fed after wisdom tooth extraction. Can be mixed with powdered milk or protein supplement to increase protein content.

6. Whipped soups and broths
Soups and broths are great options after tooth extraction and there are many options to choose from. Cook the vegetables alone or with meat, fish, and various herbs. The healing process depends on vitamins A, C and K. Diversify the components of your soup a lot, and after cooking, beat everything in a blender so that it is very smooth. Then let it cool down a bit, so the heat doesn’t irritate your mouth.

7. Shakes / smoothies
Blends of fruit with milk or plant extracts create an easy-to-drink drink, full of essential vitamins needed by someone who has just had a tooth extracted. You probably won’t be able to use a straw as it can suck up the suture, the stitches given by the dentist.

8. Yoghurts and kefir
After surgery, it is common to use antibiotics that can damage your intestinal microbiota. You can soothe your sore gums and work to stabilize your gut health by drinking yogurt rich in good bacteria (probiotics) or kefir. Both can also be added to vitamins (item 7).

9. Very soft cheese
Cheese can also be a good source of probiotics and protein. You should be able to swallow small pieces and grated or cottage cheese is a great addition during the recovery process.