Getting My Wisdom Teeth Out


On Saturday, I’m getting all four of my wisdom teeth removed, and I’m a little nervous. It just hit me that I’m actually going to have stitches in my mouth, and the whole thing makes me a little queasy. But I’ve been complaining for more than a couple months now about the pain I’m in, so I figure it’s time for these teeth to go. What I am wondering about is what kind of food can I eat after the surgery?

Here’s what I do know. Warm/hot food and liquid is completely out. That means I’m going to have deal without coffee for a couple days. I’ll probably look and feel like a monster anyway, so oh well. While I thought soup might be a good choice, it also falls into the category of hot liquid, which makes me kind of sad. Soup is the ultimate comfort food, but I guess it just doesn’t work when you’re mouth is torn apart.

Some of the foods that I can eat are:

Ice Cream – While ice cream is delicious, it doesn’t always settle well in my stomach. I have no clue why, but it really stinks. So even though this seems to be a good pick, I’m going to pass.

Yogurt – Even though I can’t eat ice cream without some negative consequences, I’ve never had a problem with yogurt. I eat Greek yogurt for breakfast so this goes right along with my everyday routine.

Mashed Potatoes – This isn’t my preferred way to eat potatoes (I prefer fry form), I guess this one kind of makes sense. My mom rocks when it comes to making mashed potatoes, so I’ll have to ask her to make a special batch for me…extra mashed!

Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Pesto Potatoes
Twice Mashed Potatoes

Milkshakes – I don’t really know how I feel about this one. If I make my own milkshake I think it’ll be fine, but I don’t want to go out and buy a milkshake that is overloaded with calories and fat. I guess I might have to try one of these:

Minute Milk Shakes
Dreamy Chocolate Milk Shake
Pudding Milkshake

Pastina – Cool name, but you don’t know what it is right? OK, so pastina is a type of very small star-shaped noodles. They are softer than most normal noodles, so I should be able to eat them.

Cold Soup
– Just the idea of this grosses me out, but since it’s only for a few days, I think I can do it.

Cold Tomato Herb Soup
Pesto Gazpacho
Gazpacho With a Twist

Do you have any advice on what I should or should not eat? Do you have a recipe that would be perfect? Please let me know!

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  • leaf (the indolent cook)

    Oh I remember having my wisdom teeth out, but not all four in one go so I didn’t suffer as much and had some leeway with the post-extraction diet. I did drink a lot of creamy fruit smoothies! Healthy and delicious!

  • Kristen Simmons

    Good luck! I got mine out when I was a teenager. Happy to report I was eating normal food that night. Amazing! But it all depends how they are sitting in your mouth I guess. Mine were pretty easy to take out.

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