What to eat after mouth surgery

Wisdom teeth

  • Posted by: Dona
  • July 15, 2013
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Dona
Dona July 15, 2013

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
HalfPint July 15, 2013

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.com/2011/01/korean-steamed-egg-custard.html)

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Dona
Dona July 15, 2013

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

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ATL
ATL July 15, 2013

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 July 15, 2013

If the noodles--darn typos!

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Sam1148
Sam1148 July 15, 2013

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
Trena Heinrich July 15, 2013

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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Dona
Dona July 15, 2013

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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Gabriella
Gabriella July 15, 2013

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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jennyfenny
jennyfenny July 15, 2013

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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jsdunbar
jsdunbar July 16, 2013

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
Diana B July 16, 2013

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

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Niknud
Niknud July 16, 2013

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

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Dona
Dona July 16, 2013

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

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