Foods To Binge On After A Tooth Extraction Procedure

by | Nov 13, 2020 | blog, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Emergency, Dental Health, Dental Services, general dentistry

A tooth extraction procedure entails an aftercare diet where you eat only soft foods. Getting used to the first 24 hours of recovery is a must, but some think the experience is bothersome. Here’s the good news. You can still enjoy eating delicious food even after a tooth extraction or wisdom teeth removal.

Dos and don’ts after your tooth extraction procedure

Remember the tips that your dentist will give you and take the medications as prescribed. Doing so can prevent any infection after tooth extraction.

On top of professional dental advice, here are aftercare tips to follow after a tooth extraction procedure:

Dos

  • Leaving your gauze on for two hours after the extraction
  • Applying ice on the swollen areas every 15-20 minutes
  • Taking sufficient rest and limiting activities
  • Sleeping with your head elevated

Don’ts

  • Drinking from a straw for about three days
  • Sleeping on your side
  • Exercising
  • Smoking

Tasty and healthy foods you can enjoy

Many food choices are available for you to explore, and these aren’t limited to soups and broths. You can still eat tasty foods that are safe for the swollen area you had your teeth pulled out.

Here are soft foods you can snack on after your tooth extraction procedure:

Greek yogurt

Greek yogurt’s cold temperature can help numb swelling. Add to that the fact that its creamy goodness is guilt-free. You can enjoy this low-fat snack without worrying about the fat and even the sugar. 

Yogurt has more protein than milk, and this nutrient is essential for wound healing. In addition to this, Greek yogurt is rich in probiotics that are good for your gut.

Hummus

Hummus is a dip with the bursting flavours of chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and ground sesame seeds. It is rich in plant-based protein, and it can help boost your recovery from teeth surgery.

Hummus has anti-inflammatory properties that fight off swelling. As you recover from your tooth extraction, eat hummus alone without spreading it on bread or chips.

Cottage cheese

The soft and creamy texture of cottage cheese allows you to chew it with ease. Cottage cheese has low calories and is rich in vitamins and minerals. You can enjoy it even without adding it to any dish.

You can eat this fresh type of cheese in a whipped or creamed form. It also has varieties available in sodium-free or reduced-sodium. Moreover, cottage cheese has protein that can help heal the area you had your teeth pulled out. 

Refried beans

Eat refried or mashed beans to have fibre and complex carbohydrates in your diet. Other nutrients you can find in a serving of refried beans are potassium, magnesium, iron and folate.

Like the other foods in this list, refried beans’ protein content can promote tooth extraction healing. Frying beans using olive or canola oil can make them even healthier.

Recovering after tooth removal doesn’t have to be boring. Consult your Thornhill dentist on what tasty foods you can enjoy as part of your tooth extraction aftercare.

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