Wisdom teeth are often eliminated due to impaction or pain caused by overcrowding. For some people, this third set of molars can grow without complications. For the majority of people, it can cause serious pain when it gets impacted. After any surgical procedure, there are special instructions that must be followed for health reasons and optimal healing.
Some people choose to be too cautious with their food choices and try to survive on chunks of ice; milkshakes, pudding, and jelly. This type of diet will not only bore you; it will not help your body. While you will want to be careful with your food choices. To do this, make your decisions carefully from each food group. Do not choose foods that require sucking or sucking. Foods that are very acidic can also be a problem. Citric acid is difficult in the mouth and especially in the gums. Leave this type of food for a week or two.
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Protein is important for the body to heal itself. You can get protein by eating meat, beans, lentils, brown rice and nuts. Because your mouth will be sore, you will not want to eat meat that will be hard for you to chew. Start with creamy peanut butter on soft bread or beans. The beans are great with flour tortillas and a bowl of beans. During the first week, you may want to use beans and brown rice as sources of protein. The beans are great in the soups.
Vegetables are high in vitamins and should also be included. If you cook your vegetables, they are softer and also easier to chew. Cooked carrots, sweet potatoes, the mashed potatoes, the broccoli, cauliflower, and other cooked soft vegetables can be eaten without causing discomfort or harm to your surgical site after your wisdom teeth are removed.
Fruits are another important part of your diet. Eating applesauce and other fruit purees are possible after removing wisdom teeth. Eating these and drinking fruit juices can help you get your daily fruit needs. Choose the ones that are not too high in citric acid.
Dairy is the group that several people tend to cover with ice cream and pudding. These are not the best options you can do, although they are easy to manipulate after performing an extraction. Better choices are cottage cheese and milk. Chain cheese (or mozzarella) is another food that is easy to chew and has a high calcium and protein content. Yogurt can be used to keep bacteria balanced in your body if you take antibiotics and have a high content of proteins and nutrients.
Choosing foods from all the food groups is essential. Bread and grains may not be that easy during the first day or two since bread and cereals, as well as soft pasta, is not that difficult to eat after your teeth are removed. Start with sweet foods and keep going as long as your body allows it. It’s probably not a good idea to order a piece of steak a couple of hours after surgery. If you want your healing time to be reduced, eat soft foods for the first two or three days to reduce the chances of bleeding.