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Is your impacted tooth scheduled to be extracted in your next appointment with the dentist? If so, you must have already started worrying about your post extraction dental care! Don’t worry; all you need to have is a list of soft foods that makes an integral part of your diet in the days following your dental surgery.
Basically, wisdom teeth are also known as third molars. They are usually seen popping out after all the permanent teeth have come out. They grow at the back of your mouth, more specifically, at any or all of the four corners of your mouth. Now, since there is no or little room for any more teeth grow fully (after your permanent set of teeth have erupted), your third molars either partly emerge or come out at odd angles. When the tooth comes out at an abrupt angle, it could hurt your gums and inner cheek. This is called an ‘impacted tooth’ and needs to be pulled out quite obviously! Also, teeth cleaning become difficult with the presence of an impacted tooth. Your dentist therefore recommends an extraction.
Being rich in both vitamins and minerals, they are a great choice post your wisdom tooth removal as nutrition is important in the post surgery days. Also, they are easy to consume provided it’s cold or lukewarm and possibly void of chunks.
If you are finding it difficult to keep yourself hydrated, broths are your cup of tea. They are not only delicious but also full of health benefits. The best one for you would be a bone both (provided you are not a vegan). It is prepared by simmering animal bones and connective tissue until the stock is obtained.
Rich in protein and with a smooth and creamy texture, yogurt makes an easy and healthy diet after your dental surgery. Yogurt can be taken chilled cold that actually helps in subduing the pain and inflammation in the extraction site.
Potatoes are rich in calories which are essential for recovery. Thus mashed potatoes serve to be a very healthy diet in your post operative days. Moreover, their soft texture makes them comforting enough to be consumed!
Rich in protein, eggs if scrambled, becomes easy for you consume too. Just keep in mind that while buying eggs, you preferably need to go for the pasteurized or omega-3-enriched varieties. They aid in the wound healing procedure.
Bananas are known to contain potassium, vitamin B6, manganese and folate. Understandably, they are quite nutritious for your recovery days. Usually, after a tooth extraction we are offered to intake ice-creams by our dentist. This is because the cold temperature has a soothing effect upon the pain and swelling of your extraction site. However, this high-in-sugar food is definitely not a nutritious choice!
The list would have been along one, had all the possible been added to it. There are a plenty of options for your recovery days. Certainly, you will enjoy each one of them as normally we don’t care to have these foods. So, it would all be a change for your taste buds too. When soft foods to eat after tooth removal are being discussed, a few of them (besides the above mentioned ones) needs a special mention. They are - smoothies, cottage cheese and salmon!
Your post surgery worry is sure to fade away by now! Then, what's more. Call our dentist for consultation.