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What can I eat after a tooth extraction?

One common concern after a tooth extraction is what to eat. After a tooth extraction, it's important to give your mouth time to heal. This means eating soft foods that are easy to chew. Think about soups, stews, yogurt, mashed potatoes, and cooked vegetables. Below are 20 foods you may be able to comfortably eat following a tooth extraction:

  1. Scrambled eggs
  2. Mashed potatoes
  3. Mashed sweet potatoes
  4. Broths, pureed vegetable soup
  5. Applesauce
  6. Ice cream
  7. Pureed foods
  8. Oatmeal
  9. Yogurt
  10. Smoothies
  11. Cottage cheese
  12. Pudding
  13. Bananas
  14. Smooth nut butters
  15. Liquid meal replacements
  16. Jell-O
  17. Avocado
  18. Soft fish
  19. Well-cooked steamed vegetables
  20. Hummus

Once your mouth has healed, you can begin to add more foods back into your diet. You should avoid chewing hard foods, as this can irritate the extraction site and delay healing. Chewy foods like caramels and gum can also pull at the healing tissue and cause pain. With a little care, you'll be able to enjoy all your favorite foods in no time.

No one likes the thought of having a tooth pulled, but sometimes it's necessary. If you find yourself in need of a tooth extraction, you can rest assured that our caring dental team in Clayton, NC will make sure you have a comfortable, stress-free experience. We take great care to ensure that our patients are well-informed and comfortable throughout the entire procedure.

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