U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 42-year-old member asked:

I got 4 impacted wisdom teeth taken out today, will i be able to eat solid foods?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes and no: It is best to wait a day or so to eat solid foods. Depending on how much surgery was done and if sutures were placed its best to eat a cool soft diet. Eat cool eggs, mashed potatoes, jello, pudding and icecream. Even protein shakes are a great supplement. I tell my patients soft diet first 48 hours and then increase your diet as tolerated. Good luck!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 37 years experience
Ask your surgeon: We generally recommend a softer more homogenously textured diet until the extraction sites are closed. Your surgeon knows your specific situation. I would call your surgeon and ask.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jan 29, 2013

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.