Don’t Starve After Wisdom Teeth: Here’s What You Can Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal

The most common problem in getting wisdom teeth removed is, in the end, having to modify your eating habits during the healing process.

Your nerves are sensitive, and there’s a chance that sutures can be ripped open with too much chewing. That’s why we’ve put together a listicle on soft foods that can be eaten directly after a wisdom tooth extraction.

Overall, foods that are soft and don’t have anything to chew are great for post-extraction meals. If the bulky parts of the food can be broken down by the lips, such as with most soups, then you’ll be all set chowing down!


Yogurt is a great and satisfying snack. Post-extraction, you should enjoy all these tasty treats low-fat and with fruit. Over time, the fruit softens to a point that one can in most cases just swallow.


As stated above, many soups are perfectly fine for post-extraction meals. The key is to make sure that nothing gets stuck in the teeth, so many sure to rinse thoroughly after eating.

Soups are great because the broths themselves are filled with the essence of the foods made in them. You can enjoy a nice soup with or without the solid ingredients, depending on whether your making it from a can or from scratch.

Ice Cream

That’s right. Ice cream—without its solid and harder contents—is a welcome and reasonable respite from the trauma of getting wisdom teeth extracted. But beware of things like chocolate chips, cookie dough, and cookie pieces. Combining sugar with harder ingredients will be detrimental to the healing of your teeth.

We suggest simple flavors such as vanilla and chocolate, and maybe the occasional caramel swirl.


Chocolate chunks and other solid toppings are not recommended until about four – six days after wisdom tooth extraction. Before biting into chunks, try for soft chocolate like pudding, mousse, or syrup. Try pouring chocolate syrup on some soft fruits like bananas or berries for added flavor. 

Mashed Potatoes

Being very soft and with the option of adding tons of different flavors, mash potatoes might become your best friend after a wisdom tooth extraction.

Make sure the consistency is as smooth as possible—you don’t want any surprises biting down on something solid!

Apple Sauce

Apple sauce is everything great for extracted wisdom teeth—cold, soft, and delicious.

There are also tons of different flavored apple sauces, so you don’t have to get bored with the same old run of the mill stuff. It’s also a great way to maintain a healthy amount of fruit in your diet, since most fruits are made of solid material.


Go ahead, indulge! Shakes are almost completely soft and blended, which means all the different flavor combinations available will most likely be safe for you to eat!

Wherever you go for a nice shake, make sure to find out whether they are completely blended. And, if you can handle no whipped topping, your teeth will certainly thank you for it!


This stuff melts in your mouth, so for obvious reasons it’s safe to eat. We caution that you take time with this—sometime even just a little pressure on the gums will cause pain post-extraction.

As reason would have it, you can also enjoy pudding. A great alternative to ice cream, pudding is nearly always completely blended and soft, with no solid ingredients to speak of. Just make sure to rinse!


Oatmeal is a healthy part of any diet. With limited options post-wisdom teeth extraction you may want to start enjoying this treat for your health.


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