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What to eat after mouth surgery

Wisdom teeth

asked by Dona over 3 years ago
14 answers 1494 views
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added over 3 years ago

Sorry, I was trying to search the hotline for past suggestions and it postd as a question. My granddaughter is having her wisdom teeth out Friday. Any soup suggestions? Would chicken noodle soup be hard to eat?

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HalfPint

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added over 3 years ago

I would go for pureed soups and broths. So suggestions for soups:
-cream of [any vegetable, chicken, mushroom] soup
-cheddar cheese soup
-potato & leek, pureed to smoothness
-french onion
-any chowder, pureed

Non-soup foods for post-wisdom surgery:
-mashed potatoes
-scrambled eggs
-creamy soft polenta
-yogurt
-ice cream/froyo/sorbet
-savory steamed egg custard (chawanmushi or the simpler Korean version, http://www.koreanamericanmommy...)

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added over 3 years ago

Good ideas, thanks. Didn't think of custard.

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ATL
added over 3 years ago

I'd add pudding. I've had lots of complicated oral surgery and chicken noodle soup is fine of the oodles are fine and tender with no chicken or veg added. When first recovering, make sure soups aren't too hot as that can start the wounds to bleed. Sorry to be so graphic, but its a concern. Chicken rice soup is also doable.

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ATL
added over 3 years ago

If the noodles--darn typos!

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Sam1148

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added over 3 years ago

Lortabs. (I kid).
Soups as mentioned. Hummus, boiled rice, soft noodles, Ensure type drinks, Ice Cream, pudding, and don't forget Baby Food.

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Trena Heinrich

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added over 3 years ago

HalfPint and ATL have some really great suggestions. I'd add that she shouldn't suck anything through a straw. This has the potential to dislodge the blood clot and form the dreaded "dry socket". Your granddaughter obviously has a really thoughtful grandmother. Best of luck with her surgery.

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added over 3 years ago

Oh I forgot about the straw thing. Good to know. Thanks for the ideas, this will keep me busy a couple getting ready for Fridays surgery. Thx!

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added over 3 years ago

I also loved having things that were not cream or milk based but still cold, like crushed ice with a bit of juice on it felt great also frozen fruit and berry smoothies blended with greek yogurt or protein powder are good and make you feel full. things like apple sauce, fruit like melon or peaches cut up really small, gnocchi in sauce, a baked potato(or sweet potato) or really anything else that is soft or smooth and can be made into small bites. Hope she makes a quick recovery(:

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added over 3 years ago

Be sure to ask for a syringe to help keep things clean and food doesn't stay stuck. I was able to eat ice cream a few hours later. I lived on ice cream and pudding at first. I am a fan of a protein powder called Energy by Nature's Plus. Lots of nutrients, very filling and low glycemic. It is great in a milkshake. I was not able to eat much for days. Good luck to her.

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added over 3 years ago

Popsicles! Also, I couldn't even bear cream of celery soup from a can - too spicy if you can believe that. The tenderness was extreme at first but Popsicles were perfect, like tasty ice packs. Soon all of the above suggestions, ie anything that that doesn't need to be chewed is lovely.

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Diana B

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added over 3 years ago

There are some lovely smoothie recipes here at Food52, also.

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Niknud

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added over 3 years ago

Mudslides! Or milkshakes if she is too young for the alcohol. Mudslides would be better though.... :)

D347253b 88e5 4ba1 ab1b 7b10260231b2  stringio
added over 3 years ago

Sounds really good but she's 15 so can't do that,
Lots of great suggestions!