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Now that you’ve had your wisdom teeth extracted, the recovery period will be very important in determining how quickly and effectively you can regain the functionality and comfort of your ‘new’ set of teeth.

Most importantly, you have to really be careful of what you eat so that you don’t accidentally irritate the sensitive area in your mouth, which could eventually cause the healing process to be much longer and more complicated than it should be.

Many people aren’t too sure of what to eat during the recovery period after a wisdom teeth removal surgery. Yes, you are probably going to crave for real meat or hard and crunchy food like potato chips and fried chicken, but you must avoid food that will cost you any further pain and swelling on your mouth and cheeks.

The first couple of days are going to be quite difficult for most people because of the sudden change in diet. As time passes, it’ll get much easier and you will be back to your old self again but with much better teeth!

Of course, the general idea is to eat soft food but what exactly can or can’t you eat during this time? Well, if you aren’t too sure of what is best to eat; here are a couple of ideas to help you through the wisdom teeth extraction recovery process.

Foods to eat:

Mashed Potatoes

Great source of carbs to curb your hunger and they are absolutely soft. Best of all, you can top it with gravy, sour cream or any other sauce to get a tasty and satisfying meal.

Meal Replacement Shakes/ Smoothies

A lot of people choose to have meal replacement shakes or smoothies because they flow easily and they are all still packed with the nutrients that you need for a healthy recovery.

Soups

Soups are a no brainer if you are looking for the best easy-to-eat, comfort food. Remember to eat creamy soups that don’t include huge chunks of meat or vegetable. Chicken noodle soup or cream of mushroom soup is probably your best bet for the moment.

Other soft food to consider after wisdom teeth removal:

Puddings, yoghurts, custards, ice cream, oatmeal, scrambled eggs.

Foods to avoid:

The recovery process after a wisdom teeth removal suregery can be slightly painful but it could get even worse if you don’t refrain from eating hard and solid food. Things like steak, chicken, curry, and burgers are a big no-no if you want to recover properly. Generally, any food that is hard, crunchy, chewy, and spicy should be avoided at all costs. Also, avoid drinking acidic or carbonated beverages like soda and juice.

When you visit us at our wisdom teeth removal clinic in Melbourne, our expert oral surgeons will discuss the dos and don’ts during your healing process. It is highly important to follow our surgeons’ recommendations so that you can get the best results from your wisdom teeth removal surgery!

If you are looking for professional and affordable oral surgery in Melbourne to help you with your wisdom teeth removal, take a trip down to our clinic and get your teeth examined by Dr. Pinho and our team of highly qualified dental surgeons. Book your next appointment today by calling 1 800 WISDOM or book online at www.wisdomdentalemergency.com.au

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