Wisdom tooth removal can be painful and so is chewing after surgery. Follow these diet tips to keep your appetite satisfied and protect your tooth removal wound from infection as well.
Appearing generally in late teens, wisdom tooth is the third set of molars. Unlike rest of the teeth, it grows in an awkward position, which can affect your dentals or cause harm to inner cheek, upper mouth surface or the gums. It is necessary to remove it to avoid the damage by consulting the dentist for a surgery. Like any other treatment of dentals, wisdom tooth removal can also affect our diet pattern after surgery and during the healing process.
Generally, people are advised not to eat anything, which is chewy or takes time to chew properly. Your dentals are not ready to work hard directly after surgery. It can be painfully vindictive even to chew a simple burger or sandwich with veggies in it. Apart from this, you need to protect the open wound left after wisdom tooth removal in mouth. Therefore, to eat properly while protecting your dentals and appetite, you should follow the given diet tips:
Do Eat: Some people try not to eat anything after their dental surgery phase. It can affect their healing process. You need extra energy to heal completely and quickly, therefore you must eat properly.
Avoid Chewy Food: Meat, bread, hard veggies, or anything, which needs extra chewing, should be avoided for at least 2 weeks. Your dentals are not strong enough to chew on these food products.
Avoid Sticky Foods: You must avoid chips, biscuits or anything that might stick to the dentals. Food stuck in the cavity left after wisdom tooth removal can cause severe infection in the wound, making the condition worse. Apart from this, avoid anything, which has seed or is minute like seeds like sesame, flannel and so on.
Cleanup Well: After eating or drinking anything, you must cleanup your dentals properly with the medicated solution suggested by dentist. It will protect you from infection.
Some of the things which are allowed during this phase are smoothies, puddings, juices, drinks like cold drink, coffee, tea, milk and sherbet, cottage cheese, mashed potatoes, pasta, ice cream, jell-o, soups and anything which does not need much chewing. Try to stay on soft food for at least 2-3 weeks. Later on, you can switch to the pasta and soft breads and progress further.