When Can I Eat Solid Food After Wisdom Teeth Removal

after wisdom teeth removalWhen Can I Eat Food After Removal Of Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are located at the end of the mouth. They can cause severe pain for many people, but they don’t always likely to produce any harmful effects on people.

When you reach age between17-25, there are probably high chances of getting wisdom tooth as they usually come in at that age.

Well, most of you are dealing with painful feelings due to wisdom teeth. You might be wondering what the ultimate solution to get rid of this pain is. Yeah, you got right!  Removal of wisdom teeth can be the end-result for relieving pain.

Wisdom tooth emerges from gums, causing pain. Rising from crooked angles can get you a sense of discomfort. After this, they’re known as compacted teeth. These compacted teeth can leave you with infection, decay, and inflammation.

So, the idea of its removal can be the best option as per the dentist’s recommendation. Once you get it removed, you’ll ease your pain. These compacted teeth don’t resist you in eating freely any longer.

You’ll undergo oral surgery, and the dentist will be likely to instruct you on how you’ll be caring for your wound. Listen to him carefully, whatever he says memorize all the things. There can be vast chances of complications, including infection afterwards.

If it’s your first surgery, you might be scared of pain you’ll have to undergo during or after the surgery. Well, you need not worry about because your dentist cares for you a lot.

It’s challenging to extract correctly, but he will cut them out in order to remove them. They are located at the end of the mouth, so there’s an end of gum-line. There’s no more room to fill the place after removal of wisdom teeth.

What Is The Timeline Of Surgery For Eating Food?

After having oral surgery, you may come up with a question when I can eat food after removing wisdom teeth.

If you have undergone a simple surgery, avoid using solid food for 24 hours right after the surgery\. But if you have dealt with severe pain, you can drink only liquids and soft foods like curd, ice cream and sauce.

As you start feeling better and relieved, you can eat incorporating more solid foods. Try eating eggs on the 3rd day of surgery and keep on eating harder foods gradually. The more you follow the instruction, the faster heal your wound.

The timeline is as follows:

After 24 hours Blood clots formation
3 days to surgery Swelling of the mouth and start feeling better
7 days The dentist removes the stitches
2 weeks Any mild bruising


The timeline may not be the same for every person. Besides, it can have time variations depending upon the blood clotting and infection on the wound.

How Can You Speed Up Healing?

There’re a couple of things that may help you in healing your wound.

Blood clots occur within 24 hours of the surgery. They play a vital role in healing your wound. They help to stop bleeding, to grow new gums, and protect from infection.


You Should Avoid The Following Things To Practice:

  1. Use cool drinks beside of hot beverages.
  2. Eat soft food to prevent pain.
  3. Don’t smoke, drink and sucking straw at least for 24 hours.
  4. Don’t rinse your mouth but with antiseptic.

5-Days Eating Plan After The Removal Of Wisdom Teeth

If you to ensure timely and faster healing, I’d recommend to follow the following five days diet plan strictly:

Day 1

On the day of surgery, there are likely chances you’ll have pain. But you can drink beverages until your pain vanishes. As you get comfortable, you’ll be tempting to eat. Avoid eating solid food because it will worsen your pain because you need to chew it with your jaws with pressure. In this time, blood clot starts forming, which will help to heal sooner.

Day 2

After 24hours, start eating soft foods is not a big deal. But, make sure you don’t get back any pain. It doesn’t mean you jump to harder food instantly, but keeping awareness of the sensitivity is necessary for eating food. Avoid drinking hot liquids also.

Day 3

Moving to bit harder food is not necessary, but use as per your needs. The main thing is to take good care of your wound, avoiding any restricted food. However, you can use cool things on cooling down hot things.

Day 4

On the 4th day, gradually start eating harder foods. But, keep in mind the sensitivity of the wound. Whatever you feel is direct affects your wound. It’s okay to use harder food but staying away is better as you may come up with an uncomfortable situation.

Day 5

Although it is the last operative day, you still need to follow the diet plan until you fully recovered. Eating macaroni, and eggs are recommended on that day. Crunchy foods are still be avoided.

Day 6 and beyond

After successfully following the 5 days of excellent care, you’re not free to eat anything you want. In everyday life too, you’d be getting yourself away from scorching and cold things. Dentist recommends to have neither cooler nor warmer diet but bearing moderate temperature foods. Chewing something can be harmful, better to avoid it.


Complications After Removal Of Wisdom Teeth


There can be infections due to food particles stuck within the teeth and gums. Additionally, bacteria can affect too much as they can spread in the whole body, and we might be facing various infections in the next moment. There are various symptoms, as follow:

  • Fever
  • Blood or pus in the gums
  • Swelling
  • Bad taste



You can prey to an allergic reaction. If there’re signs of an allergic reaction, visit a doctor as soon as soon as possible. Your dentist may prescribe such medicines that can allergic reaction and signs are as follow:

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Fever
  • Skin rash
  • Feel like swelling your tongue
  • Breath shortness

Damage In Nerves

There can be damage in the trigeminal nerve. Although it happens rarely, yet chances are there for their occurrence. It can happen during surgery, so the dentist needs to be very careful.

Nerve damage can be temporary and permanent. If the damage isn’t severe, you will not encounter this damage any longer, i.e. days.

In severity, it may come up like several months to heal in getting rid of nerve damage.

After the removal of wisdom teeth, there can occur several symptoms that represent the nerve damage. Symptoms are as follow:

  • Severe pain
  • Numbness in the gums, and surrounding areas from where wisdom teeth are located.

Dry Sockets

It happens after the 3-5 days of the removal of wisdom teeth. When the blood fails to become clot or clots gets dislodged leading dry sockets. Your surgeon can treat it well. Symptoms are as follow:

  • Bone gets exposed
  • Bad taste
  • Intense pain in the gums and jaws

Foods After Removal Of Wisdom Teeth

Your dentist may recommend certain foods that you should preferably use to heal your wound and avoid any infections.

  • Yogurt
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Pumpkin in mashed form
  • Ice cream
  • Soup in moderate temperature(warm)
  • Apple sauce
  • Cold foods

Sometimes, using cold food like ice cream may help you relieve your pain in gums. The dentist recommends putting ice on gums to get rid of the pain.

Foods That Cannot Be Used After Surgery

Looking after your wounds makes you fit and healthy as soon as possible. Avoiding some foods will help you speed up your recovery.

  • Spicy foods that may trigger pain should be avoided, e.g. citrus juice.
  • Hard foods that induce pressure on your pressure while chewing, e.g. nuts, chips
  • Alcoholic liquids that can get you irritation and pain.
  • Any type of seeds, i.e. grains, trap in the extraction place within the mouth triggering pain and sense of discomfort again.
  • Sugar and sweets
  • Vegetables
  • Cookies and biscuits.



Oral surgery isn’t that much easy. Proper medication and good care are necessary. When you’re dealing with stabbing pain in the wisdom teeth. There’s dire need to get them out.

After proper surgery, you should undertake a few things dentist recommend, I.e. soft foods usage, avoid warm beverages and foods, rinsing your mouth with antiseptic only.

Strictly follow the at least one-week diet-plan as per surgeon recommendation, i.e. eating soft foods and drinking beverages, and avoiding more problematic foods.

There can occur a few complexities like infections, nerve damage, dry sockets, and allergic reactions. These are not as common, but possibilities are there if you don’t look after up to the mark.

Using curd, mashed potatoes& pumpkin, ice cream and cold foods are recommended.

Spicy and tasty food usage is harmful right after the oral surgery of wisdom teeth. Solid foods like vegetables, seeds, and grains lead to huge pain. You don’t need to use sugar and sweets in order to have fast recovery and timely healing after the removal of wisdom teeth.


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