Best Foods to Eat Post Oral Surgery

Happy national chocolate milk shake day! In honor of this holiday, we are sharing the best foods and drinks to consume post oral surgery (of course that includes chocolate milk shakes).

Foods to eat after wisdom teeth removal

Best Beverages & Foods to Consume After Wisdom Teeth Removal

After getting your wisdom teeth removed, it is important to refrain from eating hard or chewy substances. Your mouth needs time to heal. With a sore jaw and open wounds in your mouth, a lot of patients opt for consuming liquids or very soft foods.

Here are our favorite beverages we would recommend after you get your wisdom teeth removed:

  • Chocolate milk shake (obviously)
  • Fruit Smoothie
  • Jell-O
  • Apple Sauce
  • Pudding
  • Yogurt
  • Bananas
  • Canned Peaches
  • Pasta
  • Oatmeal

Foods to AVOID Post Oral Surgery

Every person’s healing process is different. Some people may feel comfortable resuming their normal eating habits after only 24-48 hours. No matter how good you feel, please refrain from eating the following foods three days post-surgery:

  • Spicy foods
  • Steak, or chewy poultry
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Chips
  • Cookies
  • Bagels
  • Alcohol

If you consume these types of foods, you risk getting an infection or developing dry sockets. In addition, refrain from drinking fluids with a straw for at least three days post-surgery. Drinking with a straw could dislodge your blood clots and you’ll increase your chances of getting dry sockets.

Contact Davis Oral Surgery for your Wisdom Teeth Removal

Do you need to schedule an appointment for your wisdom teeth extractions? Call our Raleigh office at 919-488-2194 or fill out our contact form to schedule your appointment!