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What Can I Eat 24 Hours After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

What Can I Eat 24 Hours After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

After a dentist or oral surgeon has removed your wisdom teeth, it is crucial for you to receive the right nutrients. This will allow you to reduce your risk of complications, minimize swelling, provide nourishment, and assist the process of wound healing.

The foods you consume after wisdom teeth removal should be easy to chew and soft. In addition, they should be loaded with vitamins, minerals, and protein so that you can heal in a safe and efficient manner. Here are some examples of foods you should consider eating for the first 24 hours after your wisdom teeth removal:


Soups are perfect after a wisdom teeth removal because they are typically full of nutrients and easy to eat. Be sure that any soup you eat is blended well and lukewarm or cold.

Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is packed with protein and features a smooth, creamy texture that can be very soothing after you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed. Greek yogurt comes in a wide variety of flavors so you’re bound to find a flavor or two you enjoy.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a great comfort food after wisdom teeth removal. We recommend them because they are full of nutrients and calories, which are both crucial for recovery. If you’re struggling to eat enough food, mashed potatoes can allow you to receive plenty of nutrients and energy in a few bites.


Although apples should be avoided because they are hard and crunchy, applesauce is an excellent option. It can give you the opportunity to eat some fruit without irritating your mouth.

Contact Wells Family Dental Group

For more information on foods you can eat 24 hours after wisdom teeth removal, give our office a call today at 919.266.5332.

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