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What can I eat after wisdom teeth removal surgery?

Wisdom tooth removal surgery in Champaign, IL, doesn't have to be an overwhelming ordeal if you know how to care for yourself afterward properly, and our team is here to guide you through the process.

One of the things to be aware of after surgery is the food and drinks you consume. For the first few days after your procedure, you'll want to stick with soft foods and beverages consumed at room temperature to avoid irritating your extraction site. 

Foods to Eat After Wisdom Tooth Removal

Some ideas for soft foods you can enjoy are:

  • Oatmeal
  • Applesauce
  • Yogurt
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Soup

After a couple of days of healing, it's alright to start incorporating the foods you would typically enjoy back into your diet, as long as you're careful around the surgical site.

Keeping your blood clot intact is critical for your healing process and for avoiding a painful condition that can prolong your recovery called "dry socket." You can prevent dry socket by avoiding actions that might dislodge your blood clot, like drinking through a straw or smoking a cigarette.

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If you have questions about tooth extraction or the recovery process, we are here to help! Contact your Champaign dentist at (217) 356-7334 for answers to your questions.

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