When can I Eat solid Food after Wisdom Tooth Removal?

Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth that erupt into the oral cavity.  Most of us might have experienced pain when these teeth erupt.  Most wisdom teeth need to be taken out surgically.  You may experience some difficulty after the procedure.  you need to take utmost care following the procedure.  The first thing to take care of is what you can eat after the extraction and when you can eat solid food after wisdom tooth removal

When can I Eat solid Food after Wisdom Tooth Removal

 Procedure for removal of Wisdom Tooth

  •  Anesthetize to numb the area
  • lncision for exposing the tooth
  • Guttering of bone or cutting of the tooth for easy removal
  • Placing  stitches over the extraction site to arrest bleeding

 When can you eat solid food after Wisdom Tooth Removal

 When the tooth is removed, a blood clot forms in the extraction hole. On the very day of extraction, it is not good to take hot food items. During the first few days, you have to restrict your diet to soft food.  You are not supposed to eat solid food for 5 days after the surgical procedure.  Then you can shift to a normal diet slowly.  Avoid eating very hard food items until the wound heals. Avoid food items that will engulf into the socket as it will interfere with wound healing.

 Food to Eat After Tooth Removal

  •  Ice cream 
  • Soups ( don’t take hot soups)
  • fruit juice( don’t use straw as it can dislodge blood clot)
  • Pudding
  • yoghurt
  • mashed potato,  banana
  • Oatmeal, Omelette

Also Read : Can you Drink Alcohol after tooth extraction

Foods and Drinks to Avoid after Wisdom Tooth Removal

  • Spicy food
  • hard food items like nuts, chips etc
  • hot food
  • solid meat
  • Alcohol (It can delay healing)
  • sticky food

It will take almost one or two weeks for the extraction socket to heal.Utmost care to avoid disturbing the extraction site to avoid further complication. keep the wound clean

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