A 39-year-old member asked:
what should i eat after wisdom teeth removal?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Koos answered
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A good "rule" to : Follow for the first week - anything that you can very easily separate with a fork only, you can eat. This opens the door to a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner foods. Sutures present -soft only. No sutures placed - then whatever you can tolerate comfort-wise.
Answered on Jan 14, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Diet after surgery: After wisdom teeth surgery the swelling, pain and sensitivity can make eating problematic. The first 24 hours soft foods such as ice cream, pudding, gelatin is your best choice. It is important that you drink plenty of fluids and not use a straw. After 24 hours more solid foods like pancakes, eggs, mashed potatoes and soft pasta. After 7-10 days go back to normal diet.
Answered on May 1, 2015
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