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CGEIGER87 SparkPoints: (16,817)
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3/23/13 1:11 A

I just had my wisdom teeth removed today and all I had was 1 cup of drinkable yogurt. For 1 cup, it was 140 calories and 11g of protein! I didn't eat anything else because my mouth still hurts. It is called Kefir probiotic yogurt. It's easy to drink and pretty tasty and would be beneficial to consume since you will most likely be on an antibiotic (which can mess with the bacteria in your intestines) and pain killers (which can stop you up). The staff also suggested eggs and butter noodles for the next few days. I'm planning on having some soup and scrambled eggs tomorrow as well as more of the Kefir yogurt.

JANCARD SparkPoints: (113,763)
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2/27/13 1:17 P

My son had his wisdom teeth out earlier this month. I made cream of broccoli soup and also chicken noodle soup that I put in the food processor for him. On valentines day I made lobster bisque that he really liked (that was for DH too). Recipe is "Annie's Lobster Bisque" on and surprisingly not as bad as you'd expect nutrition-wise because it uses olive oil and milk (use 1%), but still seemed rich, not to mention nice & spicy. I'll be making that one again.

Otherwise, same as some suggestions below: scrambled eggs with cheese, greek yogurt, pudding. Edy's has frozen fruit bars and he liked the pomegranate one.

Anyway, my son followed the instructions (particularly the first day) and didn't swell up and was back to work in a few days. He won't say it was fun but it's behind him & taken care of now. Good idea on your part to plan ahead!! Good luck.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
2/27/13 12:34 P

I did mainly soups and smoothies.

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2/27/13 10:51 A

Also be prepared for a loss of appetite. I had one wisdom tooth out and I lost 5 lbs during the recovery.

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2/27/13 8:29 A

I'm currently recovering from having my wisdom teeth out last Friday. I was on nothing but liquids/pureed food for the first three days, I've just started being able to tolerate solid food again, but it hurts like hell getting food stuck in the sockets and I feel the need to flush them immediately (and sometimes even while eating) after I eat. I, too, was concerned with the sodium levels in most processed "soft" foods. Here's what worked for me:

protein smoothies - yogurt, protein powder, milk, fruits and spinach
mashed potatoes made runny with lots of milk, added cheese in for extra protein
scrambled eggs with guacamole
vegetable puree warmed up like soup - anything and everything I had: cauliflower, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, etc. - adding a little cheese to this was nice too
sugar free/fat free instant pudding made with skim milk
lowfat chocolate milk

Edit: Also be prepared to not have a BM for a few days after. It took me almost four days and a couple doses of stool softener. The IV sedation (if you opt for that) and the painkillers they gave me slowed my intestines down. I got mighty crampy.

Edited by: KCLIME12 at: 2/27/2013 (08:32)
CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (103,582)
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2/27/13 7:32 A

Soup is your friend! Make some vegetable-based soup and blend it (stick blender) if you can. You could also make split pea or bean soup and really cook the heck out of it so it's smooth.

When I had my wisdom teeth out, I think I just needed a day or two with soft foods before I could get back to regular eating. Remember that you cannot use a straw after this procedure either.

You could also prepare sugar-free Jello with yogurt instead of some of the water. It gives it a thicker consistency and makes it more filling.

NIRERIN Posts: 14,102
2/27/13 7:14 A

if you puree other veggies into mashed potatoes then you'll get come variety and extra nutrients. you can even mix in some greek yogurt for a little tang and extra protein.

SLIMMERKIWI Posts: 26,037
2/27/13 5:37 A

When I had my wisdom tooth out I mostly had plain bread and butter, Swiss Chard and a poached egg for my dinners, but a couple times I had mashed potato and a poached egg. If you like cheese, then adding some cheese to the potato is quite nice. My lunches were either creamed vege soups (by pureeing them not putting cream in) where the veges were cooked in chicken stock (the real McCoy, not the artificial powdered stuff) because then it added a wee bit of protein to the soup. Breakfasts were mashed banana, yoghurt and peaches canned in their own juice - no sugar added. My appetite was reduced a bit, so I didn't really miss the large variety I normally had, but was quite satisfied and enjoyed what I had.

Cooking various meats in a casserole format, I added a little extra water so that I could make lots of consomme for some of my drinks. Adding a piece of bread and butter/margarine it was really quite nice. removal amounted to major oral surgery my jaw was quite painful for quite a long time, but after a few days it reduced enough that I could add other foods to the mix.

Soon this will all be behind you!

Take care,

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2/26/13 9:44 P

I remember eating a lot of scrambled eggs, and mashed potatoes.

The experience really wasn't so bad for me, but the one thing i wasn't expecting was how stiff my jaw felt for over a week after. I ended up having to mash my food against the roof of my mouth with my tongue instead of chew it! So be prepared for that...haha.

Hope you have a speedy recovery!

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2/26/13 9:35 P

I agree w/ Julia, the warm soft foods were the best. That and jello. Also I would eat ramen noodles that were overcooked so they were really soft, although that doesn't help w/ the sodium issue. I also had the carbonated drinks issue, and using a straw is not allowed, so I found drinking water from a bottle was the easiest. In the end though, you probably won't feel like eating much. I lost 10lbs in the week I had mine out. It came back later though ;)

JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
2/26/13 8:55 P

I found that warm, soft foods such as oatmeal (or other cooked cereals) and soups caused the fewest problems when I had wisdom teeth removed some years ago. You might also puree or mash vegetables such as parsnips, cauliflower and potatoes.

The one thing that really hurt was carbonated liquids. I love sparkling water but when it hit the gums it was NOT enjoyable!

Good luck - have ice packs on hand for your face (or bags of frozen peas) and take it easy.

2/26/13 7:34 P

I will be (hopefully) getting my wisdom teeth out within the next few weeks, and I want to be prepared food-wise. I've been looking around on-line for things to eat, but a lot of it is high sodium, or high fat. I love ice cream, but that can't be breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 3+ days!

I would love any ideas, suggestions, and recipes! I'm more partial to salty and savory foods than sweet ones so that would be especially great.

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