What Can I Eat After Wisdom Tooth Removal?
What you can eat after you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed is important, but what you do after you eat is even more important. You may feel some soreness in your jaw and the extraction area so you will want to avoid foods that require chewing pressure (e.g., steak) or opening your mouth wide (e.g., corn on the cob). You’ll also want to stay away from spicy or acidic foods (including orange juice and the like). Stick to soft foods like mashed potatoes, broths and ice cream, etc. After you’ve eaten, it is extremely important to flush the surgical area with warm water to be sure there are no food particles caught where your wisdom teeth use to be. Your oral surgeon will provide you with a detailed list of dos and don’ts regarding foods as well as a tool you use yourself to flush the gum area.
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