If you've recently had a tooth extraction, you may be wondering what you can eat to ensure fast and smooth healing. While it's important to follow your dentist's instructions, there are some general guidelines you can follow to make sure you're getting the nutrition you need. For the first 24 hours after the procedure, it's best to stick to soft, liquid foods. This includes yogurt, pudding, jelly, ice cream (without crunchy or chewy pieces), applesauce, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, pancakes, and broth-based soups without large chunks of meat.
Make sure to eat these foods warm, not hot. After the first day, you can start introducing more solid foods into your diet. However, it's important to avoid anything that requires a lot of chewing. This includes meat and alcohol.
If you're feeling hungry but don't want to eat anything that requires a lot of chewing, opt for soft foods like pudding or porridge. Blended soups such as tomato, squash, or French onion soups are also great options for after tooth extraction procedures. In general, patients with tooth extraction are advised not to consume alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours after oral surgery. It's important to follow your dentist's instructions and take care of your mouth after a tooth extraction. If you have any questions or concerns about your recovery process, don't hesitate to contact your dentist.