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What Can I Eat After Tooth Extraction? 7 Tips from Passion Family Dental North Lakes

by | Jun 25, 2021 | Tooth Extraction

You may be confronted with your dentist, deciding you’ll need to have teeth extracted. It is a relatively quick procedure performed by your North Lakes dentist.

There are many reasons why teeth may need to be pulled; some common reasons are the following:

  • decay
  • infection or pain
  • damaged or broken teeth, and
  • removal to provide other teeth to grow in preparation for orthodontia.

What Can I Eat After Tooth Extraction?

Once the teeth are extracted, and the procedure is complete, you should be able to go home the same day after the operation.

It’s common to ask yourself, ‘What can I eat after a tooth extraction?’ when your gums are too sore to eat anything hard, chewy, or crunchy.

To ensure quick and safe healing for your dental procedure, know about the safest soft foods to consume.

Here’s a list of soft foods to eat after teeth removal to help guide you:

  1. Soup
    Pureed vegetable soups are easy on your mouth and teeth because there are no large pieces of vegetable or meat that you would have to chew.
  2. Applesauce
    Applesauce is very soft and the perfect temperature for people recovering from tooth surgery.
  3. Yogurt
    Yogurt is another great healthy breakfast or snack to have if you get a tooth pulled. Grab plain yogurt that doesn’t have pieces of fruit or granola.
  4. Eggs
    Eggs are a rich source of protein and good for breakfast or dinner when you need to be careful with your teeth and mouth after extraction.
  5. Oatmeal
    To avoid irritating your gum, make sure that the oatmeal is lukewarm before you eat it.
  6. Mashed Potatoes
    Get a lot of nutrients in only a few bites of mashed potatoes, which you may need if you’re struggling to eat after your dental surgery.
  7. Cottage Cheese
    Cottage cheese is a source of protein that you can eat as a snack, or you can add it to enhance other meals.

The Passion Family Dental North Lakes Promise!

We understand that tooth extractions make most people nervous.

As your dental provider, it is important to trust us because we fully understand what’s involved with extracting teeth in a safe, efficient manner.

We are here to ensure you have the most enjoyable experience possible and will guide you every step along the way.

At Passion Family Dental North Lakes, we believe high-quality dental care can only be achieved by placing our patients first.

We have free parking, allocated specifically for our patients available on-site, as well as on-street parking.

We are wheelchair friendly!

Our regular hours are from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For patients needing attention on Saturdays, Sundays, or after hours, call us to set an appointment.

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To learn more, contact your North Lakes dentist today!

Call us on (07) 3465 1199 or book online here.

We are your patient-friendly dentist located at Unit 4/6 Endeavour Boulevard in North Lakes.