Post # 1
So today I got my wisdom teeth extracted (the top two only, thank God!). Now that the sleepiness from the anesthesia has worn off and I’m coming back to reality, the pain is setting in. What did you eat for the first couple of days? I had been planning on soup, but the doctor told me that hot foods or drinks are horrible to consume. So far I’ve had a Greek yogurt and that went over well. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
Do you have a smoothie place near you? I had all 4 out at once and that was all I could handle for several days…then I was able to graduate to soup.
Post # 4
When I had my wisdom teeth taken out (almost 10 years ago now), I remember eating a lot of cold foods (pudding, yogurt, ice cream, etc.) for the first couple days. I didn’t have much of an appitite though.
After that I started eating warm foods like soup, mashed potatoes and gravy, etc. Not overly hot, but warm and very easy to chew.
The only thing I remember not doing was drinking through a straw. You can cause “dry socket” if you aren’t careful. I’ve heard it’s extremely painful, but pretty unavoidable as long as you don’t drink out of a straw, smoke cigarettes, or anything like that where you’re sucking on something. The sucking makes it harder for your blood to clot in the wounds in your mouth or something of the sort.
(Though, FWIW, I’m not a dentist or oral surgen, so I could have my facts wrong.)
Post # 5
I have a wisdom tooth that is all the way in! only one…the only reason i haven’t gotten them taken out is because i’m absolutley terrified of the procedure. anything that has to do with the dentist freaks me out!
how about a smoothie?….great….now i want a smoothie.
Post # 6
My wisom teeth were taken out because they were growing sideways into my other teeth. So major surgery. I ate jello, pudding and lots of liquids for about 3 days after.
Post # 7
I swear now that I’m facing this, every other damn post on this board is about wisdom teeth.
I’ve heard jellow, pudding, rice, mashed potatoes, smoothies, ice cream..are the way to go.
I hope you are feeling good as new very soon!
Post # 8
Mashed potatoes and mac and cheese are good ways to get full. Avoid any rice, or soups with lentils or rice, they will get stuck in your holes. Avoid anything hard or crunchy, like chips or candy.
I had all 4 out at once and didn’t even need painkillers, it really was no big deal. The second day I was more exhausted then the first. Good luck with your recovery, you’ll be fine!
Post # 9
I haven’t gotten my wisdom teeth out but I did get four adult teeth and three baby teeth pulled for braces when I was younger.
Pudding, Jell-O, yogurt, chocolate milk (especially helpful for taking painkillers when you’re not hungry but don’t want to take them on an empty stomach) and Hershey’s Thick Shakes were my best friends.
Post # 10
I still have my wisdom teeth, they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. But, I did have 4 teeth extracted when I was 10 for braces. I ate a lot of malts/shakes (minus the straw!), yogurt, and apple sauce.
Post # 11
Thanks for the suggestions! I had mac and cheese last night and Greek yogurt this morning. Now I’m having some soft cheese ravioli. Carb city, but who cares at this point? 🙂 I’m actually feeling pretty good, much better than I had expected!
My advice to those of you who say you have to get yours out soon? GET PUT TO SLEEP. My husband decided to be brave and just get pain meds but stay awake, and his experience was horrific. I was scared to get put under just because I never had done it before, but it just felt like drifting off to sleep, and I didn’t even know they had done it when I woke up.
Post # 12
@brideatbeach: Oh no what happened?? I was just told this morning that I need to get one of my wisdom teeth removed. I’m scared of going under, so I was thinking about doing the novacaine/laughing gas combo instead.
Post # 13
I’ve had two oral surgeries in the last year. The cold food really does help with pain! Try:
– Fruit smoothies (I drank a lot of Odwalla/Naked/Bolthouse prepackaged ones from the salad section of the grocery store, but you could also make them in a blender from fresh or frozen fruit.)
– Ensure drinks (lots of nutrients! I prefer the chocolate flavored ones.)
– Milkshakes (I added whey protein powder to help with healing, and coffee to help with my caffeine withdrawal)
– Laughing Cow spreadable cheese wedges (I know it sounds weird, but I got sooo tired of ice cream and wanted something salty. Love these.)
– Hummus (not that you can eat more than a spoonful at a time, but again, I was desperate for food that wasn’t sweet)
When you are able to eat warm stuff, try mashed potatoes and all the soups you can possibly dream of. Hope you feel better soon. Remember to take it easy so your body can focus on healing 🙂