Diet After Dental Extractions or “Wisdom Teeth” Removal

  • No hot food or hot liquid for 24 hours. You may drink and eat cold and soft food and liquids during the first 24 hours
  • Try to eat softer foods for the first 2-3 days (puddings, ice cream, yogurt, soups). Softer foods will not tear any stitches and will not get jammed into any open sockets
  • After the first few days, when eating tougher foods, avoid the open sockets until you find it comfortable to chew
  • Some sockets will take several weeks before the gums grow over normally. Until the sockets close over completely, you will probably get food stuck in the sockets. This may cause problems with “bad breath” and a bad taste in your mouth