Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing
1233 Eagles Landing Pkwy., Suite G, Stockbridge, GA 30281

What to Eat After Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal

dca-blog_tooth-extraction-wisdom-teeth

After your dentist has alleviated your impacted wisdom teeth pain, you may want to have a celebratory meal. But that dinner might have to be delayed because it can take up to two weeks before you can eat comfortably again. Until you’re fully healed, use this helpful eating guide to ensure healthy healing.

Dining Pitfalls

While you recover from your impacted wisdom teeth removal, the foods you love may be hard to swallow. Foods that are very crunchy, chewy, or spicy can be troublesome for a tender mouth and may even prevent proper healing. Also, be sure to avoid acidic foods that could irritate your mouth, along with foods that require excessive chewing or opening your mouth very wide.

Foods to Choose

Discomfort can make it difficult to eat after wisdom teeth removal. Opt for these softer foods to make eating comfortable and enjoyable until your mouth is fully healed:

  • Cottage Cheese and Eggs: These soft and tasty choices provide your body much-needed protein.
  • Pastina and Pasta: Pastina is a small, star-shaped pasta that’s easy to eat because of its small size. Pasta that’s been cooked to a very soft stage is an ideal choice after your impacted wisdom teeth removal.
  • Mashed Potatoes: Both sweet and white potatoes are some of the easiest foods to eat after wisdom teeth removal. Top with butter, gravy, or sour cream for additional variety.
  • Pancakes and Oatmeal: The fruits and nuts included in these may be a little too chewy, but otherwise these starchy classics are easy to eat.
  • Smooth Soups: While some soups have chunks of meats or vegetables that are hard to chew, smooth soups like tomato bisque, cream of celery, and chicken noodle are perfect after your surgery.
  • Milkshakes: These treats are a great choice for immediately after wisdom teeth removal. Add protein powder or a meal replacement packet to boost their nutritional content. Be sure to use a spoon, not a straw, because sucking can interfere with healing.
  • Smoothies: Combine fresh or frozen fruit with yogurt and ice to make a healthy drink that feels good in your sore mouth. Add protein powder to make it a nutritional powerhouse.
  • Yogurt and Ice Cream: Soft ice cream and creamy yogurts are best, especially the first couple of days after wisdom teeth are removed. Eat these creamy treats in a cup using a spoon and remember to avoid the sharp edges of chunky mix-ins or cones.
  • Applesauce and Pudding: Their smooth texture makes them simple to savor; different flavors prevent boredom.
  • Beverages: After wisdom teeth removal, most beverages are acceptable. But steer clear of alcohol and very hot or cold beverages until you’ve recovered fully.

Last Words of Wisdom

Be sure to follow all instructions given by your dentist and ask questions when in doubt. The complexity and extent of your wisdom teeth removal will affect how much you’re able to eat after surgery. Pay attention to how your mouth feels and if chewing is arduous or painful, keep choosing soft foods until you are ready to return to your regular diet. Make sure to get proper nutrition, including protein and vitamin C to promote healing.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Stockbridge, call Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing today at (770) 872-0728 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Stockbridge. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I love this place, the staff is extremely nice and friendly. Very helpful. The ladies at the front desk always have a smile on and that is very welcoming. Danielle is one of a kind, treats you like […]
Cash C.
Great Team!!! Excellent customer service!!! I Love my dental team from the front office to the dentist, Dr Perez rocks!!! And my hygienist Danielle is Awesome!!!!
Horace C.
Dr. Perez was amazing. I’m normally anxious about having dental work done. I needed to replace old fillings that had fallen out and found him through the positive reviews online. He was very […]
Oshetha S.
Customer service was excellent
Muriel W.
Staff seeming to truly in tune with you ability to adapt when scared to death. Willing to answer all your questions & concerns. Didn’t rush you out just because it was their lunch time. […]
Brenda G.
I just really enjoy the way, I am greet from the time I walk in the door until the time I leave. Danielle is always making you feeling like part of her family. My ladies at the front always smiling […]
Chelsea C.
The service rendered was excellent. Dr. Perez is a great dentist makes you feel comfortable instead of nervous. That’s a really good feeling.
Melissa M.
The staff was so gracious and courteous. It was my first visit. As I witnessed them interact with other patrons I could tell they were very personable and knew the patients. Just a friendly staff!!
Tara C.
Great service with a smile
Donald W.
Great service and staff. Dr. Perez is outstanding. A special shout out goes to Danielle. Atlanta South Dental Design is highly recommended.
Adrian D.
The staff are always kind & patient. They are knowledgeable and keep me well informed. Dr. Perez is a great Dentist!
Chennel K.
Dental one people were great, they had my best interest and safety first and foremost. The people were very friendly.
Margaret A.
I had a pleasant visit. I did not leave in pain from the cleaning and the filling. Office personnel is superb and very efficient.
Diana D.
Great service
Ann M.
I love my dentist and dental office.
Simone T.
Great people, great service, great work!
Rachel C.
Friendly, courtesy, and knowledgeable. In and out fast.
Henry L.
The staff with Dr. Perez is awesome! I would never go anywhere else. Laurie seems to work all around the clock, never a moment to spare, however always willing to do more! Ms. Kerrin is never at a […]
Friskuation M.
Dr Perez and his staff are professional and extremely courteous and kind. There are no hidden fees. You get the feeling that they truly care. I will not go any where else
Khadija M.
I was afraid to have my dental procedure, but your staff made sure that I was comfortable. And the procedure went well. Dr. Shatz was excellent.
Jane L.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (770) 872-0728
Our Location