4 foods to eat after wisdom teeth removal
If you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed, you’ll know how excruciatingly painful the process is. You’ll also know how hard it is to eat after the surgery, which doesn’t make forced couch time fun.
So, what if I told you you don’t actually need to survive on a diet of jelly and ice cream post-procedure? Yes, there are a handful of other viable food options that are not only safe to eat, but will help boost your nutrient intake to speed-up the healing process, too.
4 FOODS TO EAT AFTER WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL
#1. Green smoothies
They’re quick and easy to make, and also allow you to consume foods that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to eat when solid. (Read: apples, pineapple, cucumber and beetroot.)
#2. Soft scrambled eggs
Obviously, eggs are soft enough to consume at this time no matter how they’re cooked, but there’s just something wonderfully fluffy about scrambled eggs. Try adding some ricotta or feta cheese to the mixture for extra favour, as salt and pepper granules may irritate your wounds.
#3. Chocolate mousse
This dessert is not only delicious, it’s also incredibly soft. However, if you’re hoping to keep your remaining teeth happy, it’s wise to avoid the sugar-loaded versions. We suggest you make this tasty Secret Chocmint Mousse recipe, which contains nutritious avocadoes as its main ingredient.
#4. Greek yogurt with Manuka honey
Greek yoghurt alone is very good for you because it’s lower in lactose than regular yogurt, and high in protein, probiotic cultures, calcium and other vitamins and minerals. But when you add Manuka honey to this dish, you do more than boost its natural sweetness – you amp up its healing abilities, too
A FEW MORE HANDY EATING TIPS
Always avoid hot spices and any type of seeds post-wisdom teeth removal, as they’ll only irritate your wounds. If you’re in pain, cold foods and drinks are great at soothing the mouth, just don’t drink the latter out of a straw – the suction can put pressure on your wounded gums and cause them to bleed. Ouch!
Have you had your wisdom teeth removed? What did you eat post-procedure? Do you have any soft, non-irritating food options to add to this list?