24 Foods You Can Eat After Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Out
No, you don't have to subsist on JELL-O. You have options.
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.