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24 Foods You Can Eat After Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Out

No, you don't have to subsist on JELL-O. You have options.

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Fact: Getting your teeth pulled out will probably suck. But you'll be OK as long as you stick with a soft, nutritious diet to help the healing process.

A few tips: Eat cold foods to soothe your poor mouth. "Avoid seeds and hot spices — they'll irritate your wounds," says Dr. Michael Goldberg of Manhattan Dental Health. And don't use straws; the suction can put pressure on your sad little toothless sockets and cause bleeding (gross). And last but not least: Try not to get addicted to pain killers.

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