(Closed) Just had wisdom teeth removed– need food ideas

posted 10 years ago in Wellness
Post # 16
1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have bad TMJ and have gone on soft food diets for a week before. 

Pacific Natural Foods has great soups (I loved their tomato/roasted pepper). 

Try greek yogurt if you are sick of the flavored stuff. 

Alton Brown has a great recipe for split pea soup on the food network. It’s my favorite, and the favorite of many of my friends who swore they hated peas. 

Post # 17
174 posts
Blushing bee

i don’t think i could ever be ice creamed out, but since you are…



Post # 18
825 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d say no to scrambled eggs. I had them and they got stuck in the empty holes where my wisdom teeth were. My WT were high impacted and therefore they got infected easily and I was in pain for 3 months! It was the worst time ever….they had to keep putting medication down there. I didn’t use straws though, but if I were you, stick to ice cream and foods with no chunks in it. You don’t want anything to get ‘lost’ down there if you can avoid it until your holes close up.

Post # 19
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

mashed potatoes or yams.  Dont drink anything through a straw.  But milkshakes are good too.

Post # 20
11369 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Oooh, mashed potatoes, good idea!


I was thinkin jello.  Heck, jello shooters.  But, not with your pain meds, of course.

Post # 22
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would caution against anything that is considered dairy.  My orthodontist reccommended that I not eat dairy because the bacteria can get caught in the holes and cause infections. 

do anything you can to avoid a dry socket.  it happened to my mom when she had her wisdom teeth out and she said it hurt worse than being in labor.

Post # 24
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Here is some info on dry socket…it’s not something you want to experience!

Post # 25
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

It is the most awful, painful, disgusting thing ever.  I had a dry socket when I had my wisdom teeth out and imagine the swelling in your picture up above tripled in size.  It happens when the blood clot is dislodged.  Here is WebMD’s description:


The socket is the hole in the bone where the tooth has been removed. After a tooth is pulled, a blood clot forms in the socket to protect the bone and nerves underneath. Sometimes that clot can become dislodged or dissolve a couple of days after the extraction. That leaves the bone and nerve exposed to air, food, fluid, and anything else that enters the mouth. This can lead to infection and severe pain that can last for five or six days.


I had to have the infection cut out of my mouth.  It was the most painful experience ever.  and it was disgusting.  I didn’t smoke or anything or use straws, I had knocked my cheek on my bed when I got up one morning and somehow that did it.  Even thinking about it is making me woozy.

Post # 26
36 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had mine out last February. I lived off of Chobani (Greek) yogurt and protein shakes (I really like Aria women’s protein powder… it blends well and fills me up.  I used to be able to find it at my local grocery store, but they stopped carrying it so I get it at Trader Joes).   By the third day, I was sick of sweet stuff and craved starches, veggies, and other sources of protein… so I started blending and mashing everything.  Mashed potatoes with melted cheese, mashed carrots, scrambled eggs… and honestly, the best thing I had while I was recovering was blended up pasta (I cooked it extra long so it was very soft) and mozzarella cheese, blended into a mush.  It sounds absolutely disgusting, but it was the best thing I had eaten in a week.  

Good luck! you’ll be back to normal before you know it! 🙂

Post # 28
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

My husband just had all four out a month ago. I second the no dairy for at least a day. The nurse told him to stay away from dairy for two days if possible. I think it is too late for you though with all that ice cream!

His favorites were tomato soup, spaghetti o’s, mac and cheese, mashed potaotes, ice cream, jello, apple sauce, pudding and scrambled eggs for breakfast. Also, what we called “beef stroganoff without the beef”. I cooked beef broth and added sour cream and put that over egg noodles. He had that starting day 3 and ate it for dinner for days. He loved it!

You do NOT want to get dry socket. I know people who have had it and it’s the worst pain. No straw for at least a week to help prevent dry socket! My husband had his out almost a month ago and he’s still using the syringe to clean out the holes after each meal because the ‘holes’ haven’t closed up yet. As long as you do the appropriate rinsing (salt water rinse) and use the syringe they should have given you, you’ll be in good shape!

Post # 29
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

 YAY to spaghettio’s! I like to eat those even when Im not in pain! I’d go with soup, cream of brocc or tomato.

 And also, I fully support jello shooters!

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