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soft food post wisdom teeth

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I thought for a while about which board to post this to, I'll repost if the chowhound heads disagree...

I got my wisdom teeth out yesterday and they want me to eat "soft, nutritious, high carbohydrate' food today. Smoothies are an obvious, any other ideas?

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  1. I don't know if this was a smart thing to do, but when I had all four wisdom teeth out I made myself mushroom risotto and ate that for days (with Hagen Daas chocolate milkshakes of course). It was soft but flavorful.

    1. i love the previous poster's risotto idea. unfortunately when i got mine out i was 16 and not such a cook so i just had some sherbet in between pain killer doses. now, i would make mashed potatoes, chocolate pudding (ok, not so nutritious but the one from epicurious.com is super), rice pudding, polenta, savory cheese/bread puddings, creamed corn, gratineed potatoes...last time i lost weight, this time i wouldn't have!!

      1. Mashed potatoes, applesauce, and chocolate pudding (or any flavor pudding, for that matter) were the first things that came to mind. Anything that *doesn't* leave residual food that could cause dry socket, like chicken noodle soup. Maybe mashed bananas?

        Whatever you do, do NOT suck the smoothie through a straw. It can prevent the blood clot from staying where it's supposed to and healing the extraction. I know this ALL too well from experiencing a mild form of dry socket. You wouldn't wish that on your worst enemy. Well, most people wouldn't, I guess. :-)

        And nothing overly hot for the first few days, as that over-stimulates blood flow, not allowing the clot to "take".

        Oh yes - and most important - get good drugs from your doctor. :-) Good luck!

        1. Thanks for the ideas, especially chocolate pudding! I had a banana shake yesterday. No straws: the doctor was clear on that. I'm having tepid red tea with milk right now, I had savory oatmeal with nettle puree this morning (european jook?) and I plan to suggest to the better half to get busy with the risotto making upon returning home. Yum!

          Off to my very rare day of netflix and naps.

          cg

          1. When I had my wisdom teeth out I ate pudding, mashed potatoes, pasta, etc. I was craving textures and found that fish was a good thing to eat after a few days. My first real meal was scallops and they tasted so good! I also found salmon easy to eat. Scrambled eggs were a good one too.