(Closed) Food after Tooth Removial Ideas

posted 5 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Smoothies are always good: yogurt, a banana, fruit (fresh or frozen) of your choice, a pinch of salt, a shake of cinnamon, a splash of lemon juice. You can add wheat germ or wheat/oat bran, flaxseed meal, etc., for extra fiber; add some fruit juice if it’s too thick.

You can also use silken tofu in place of the yogurt for a very rich, creamy smoothie without the fat and with protein.

Oatmeal might be a good option for breakfasts; couscous might also work.

Any kind of pureed soup is a good dinner option: butternut squash, tomato, potato-leek, split pea. In Ireland, vegetable soup is typically served pureed.

Hummus is soft and creamy – you would just want to have him eat it straight up without the pita/crackers/raw veggies.

Scrambled eggs can be prepared very soft; poached or soft-boiled eggs are also an option.

Soft cheeses like havarti and brie could work.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I got mine out last month.  Good items to try are tomato soup, soft white bread, pudding, yogurt, and scrambled eggs.  I ate a lot of tomato soup and grilled cheese the first few days.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Another good, healthy one: sauteed greens. I like making it with kale and spinach, but you can use chard, cabbage, collard greens, silverbeet, basically anything leafy. (Mustard greens are also an option, but be aware that they have a very strong, peppery flavor.) And it’s super easy and*delicious* and very nutritious:

– Wash and shake dry the greens you plan to use. If you will be mixing a sturdy leaf (like kale, chard, cabbage) with a more delicate leaf (like spinach), keep them separate. For leaves with a tough center vein (like kale), either fold them in half and cut the vein out or rip the sides of the leaf off the vein. (There’s nothing wrong with eating the vein, per se, it’s just a little tough and stringy and will be harder to chew after a dental procedure).

– Melt a little butter in a skillet and mix with some olive oil. (The butter gives it good flavor, the olive oil gives it more nutritious fats, and you need a little bit of fat with the greens anyway to absorb their nutrients). Warm over a medium burner – you don’t want the oil too hot. First add the sturdiest greens (kale, chard), tossing them with a pair of tongs so that they are coated and begin to turn a brighter, more intense color. Then add the more fragile greens and do the same. They are ready when they are warm and coated and just a little bit wilted. The more you let them wilt, the softer they will be, but you don’t want to let them get too mushy and overcooked. (Don’t worry, though, there is a whole range – not just a single point – when they can be considered “done.”)

– For flavor, you can crush a garlic clove into the oil just before or after adding the leaves (flavor will be mellower if you add it before, more intense if you add it after. You can also chop up an onion and sautee it in the oil before adding the greens. Bacon bits are another option; or, you can keep it simple and just use a dash of salt and pepper.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I couldn’t eat for the first few days and threw up, soup was all I lived off if for a while so I’m not much help with the what to eat afterward. Remember to not use straws because of the risk of dry socket.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I feel like getting to eat ice cream for dinner is the only good part of dental work!

Post # 9
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Busy bee

mashed potato!

(i recommend getting a torch and a toothpick to get rid of ‘bits’ of food left in the back of your mouth – gross, but really good!)

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

Mashed sweet potatoes are a good, nutritious alternative to mashed regular potatoes, btw.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@pmerr:  That doesn’t sound good, sounds like he could have dry socket. Has he told the oral surgeon about that?

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can make mac and cheese/spaghetti and cook the pasta past al dente. Any kind of rice/cous cous/risotto would probably work too!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@pmerr:  Funny that I just stumbled across your thread!  🙂  I am getting 2 wisdom teeth and a molar pulled tomorrow as well!    But I am going to be put under!

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