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Wisdom Tooth Extraction: 10 Recipes of Foods to Eat After

Choosing what to eat after wisdom tooth extraction wisely will prevent you from causing any pain or damage to the surgical site, including dry socket and blood clot issues. And believe us, pain is the last thing you want to experience after getting a wisdom tooth extraction.

Besides, getting your nutrients and staying hydrated is essential to help your mouth heal. You can probably crave delicious food after a surgery like this and wonder, “What can I eat after wisdom tooth removal?”

So, we made you a list of some tasty and safe recipes for wisdom tooth removal you can make at home with just a few simple ingredients, all packed with essential vitamins and minerals. But before getting into it, let’s quickly review some of the things you shouldn’t do and eat:

Avoid spicy foods.

Avoid drinking alcohol.

Avoid crunchy foods. 

Don’t use straws for drinking! The suction can harm your sockets and cause bleeding, hampering the **wound-healing process.

All these foods and drinks can irritate or infect your wound, making healing difficult.

What To Eat After Wisdom Tooth Extraction 

This list of soft foods to eat after wisdom teeth extraction will keep you healthy and help your recovery stages. Remember that your dietary restrictions will also become more flexible as your healing progresses.

1- Guacamole

It goes with everything! Tacos, bread, sandwiches, but it’s also delicious on its own. It’s also easy to make, and you just need four ingredients that you probably have in your pantry right now:




Garlic powder (optional)

Here’s how to make it:

  1. You can use from one to two avocados. Slice them in half and scoop them into a bowl.
  2. Gently smash them with a fork until they reach a smooth consistency.
  3. Add a pinch of salt, pepper, and garlic powder, mix it up together, and that’s it!

Healthy, delicious, and safe for your mouth.

2- Peanut Butter, Chocolate Protein Shake

A jar of creamy peanut butter on a tabletop, ready for spreading on your favorite treats

Who’s not a fan of some chocolate and peanut butter? 

Protein shakes are good at keeping you full and healthy, and they’re one of the best foods to eat after wisdom teeth removal.

Some of the ingredients you’ll need are:

  • 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk (any milk of your preference works)
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter.
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Gather all the ingredients.
  2. Mix all the ingredients into the blender.
  3. Blend the mixture on high until you get the desired, smooth consistency.

To make the texture of the shake a lot thinner, slowly add water until it’s the consistency you want.

You can prepare this in five minutes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but it will give you tons of energy, so make sure you don’t need to be up early the next day.

Remember not to use a straw when drinking this shake. You can use a spoon instead.

3-Strawberry Jello Salad

Woman standing with forks in front of a large strawberry gelatin, a wisdom tooth extraction-friendly dessert

This recipe is great because you can easily adapt it to your liking, and is not complicated. It’s a light, refreshing, and delicious dish you can store for days. If you’re craving something sweet and safe to eat after your wisdom tooth removal, this strawberry jello salad is for you.

The ingredients are also easy to find:

  • 1 box of regular strawberry jello
  • 1 container of Cool Whip
  • 2 cups of strawberries

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Prepare the jello following the instructions in the box.
  2. Wait until the jello is starting to set and pour it into a large bowl.
  3. Mix the jello very well for 1 minute using an electric mixer or a fork.
  4. Slice the strawberries into small pieces.
  5. Fold the Cool Whip and strawberries into the bowl with the jello and mix gently.

It’s a tasty dessert you can quickly try. If you’re not a fan of strawberries, you can pick a different jello flavor.

You can also skip the Cool Whip if you want and enjoy your jello just like that.

4- Mashed Potatoes

wisdom tooth Mashed Potatoes

It’s not Christmas or Thanksgiving – unless it is when you read this – but anyway. Mashed potatoes will be your best friends after getting your wisdom teeth removed. They’re very simple to prepare. You can make them in large quantities to last the full week required to heal after a wisdom tooth extraction. And you’ll be able to impress grandma this Thanksgiving!

Making classic mashed potatoes takes about 30 minutes and can be combined with gravy or sour cream to give you some variety in your post-surgery diet. These are the ingredients:

  • 1 pound and a half of russet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into large chunks.
  2. Bring three cups of water with a tablespoon of salt to a boil in a pan.
  3. Add the potatoes to the pan, wait for the water to return to a boil, then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are fully tender.
  4. Drain any excess water from the potatoes. And bring them back to the pan that by now should be removed from the heat.
  5. After you pour out the water, let the pan sit with the lid still on for a minute to dry the potatoes for a little bit.
  6. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher until there are no chunks and it is as smooth as possible. 
  7. Add three tablespoons of heavy cream, three tablespoons of butter, a 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper, and continue beating until it is well mixed.

You can also try this fiber-rich recipe as a dessert by using sweet potatoes topped with butter and a dash of cinnamon.

This recipe is good for three to four servings of delicious mashed potatoes, sure to fill your stomach and ease your discomfort post-surgery.

5- Creamy Vegetable Soup  

A steaming bowl of creamy vegetable soup, a comforting and nourishing dish.

Many patients wonder: Can you eat chicken noodle soup after tooth extraction? Chicken noodle soup is not the best option when recovering from a wisdom tooth extraction due to the chunks of chicken and its high temperature. Instead, we want to show you how to make creamy broccoli and spinach soup that will leave you longing for more when it’s finished.

It’s necessary to keep an open mind with this recipe, especially for those whose moms had to force veggies down their throats. Trust us, though. This warm soup is delicious. And will provide more nutrients than chicken noodle soup.

You can also keep this 40-minute recipe handy whenever you feel under the weather. These are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 2 leeks chopped
  • 1 to 2 pounds of broccoli chopped 
  • 1 russet potato chopped into small pieces
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 3/4 tablespoon of kosher
  • 1/4 tablespoon of black pepper
  • Six cups of vegetable broth
  • 5 oz of spinach

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Prepare the vegetables. Chop two leeks, chop one to two pounds of broccoli (a bunch) and cut one small peeled russet potato into tiny pieces.
  2. Cook the leeks in four tablespoons of unsalted butter with a 3/4 tablespoon of kosher salt and a 1/4 tablespoon of black pepper in a large pot over a medium-high flame for four to six minutes, or until the mixture softens, stirring occasionally.
  3. You can then add six cups of vegetable broth, broccoli, and potato. Simmer for 17 to 23 minutes or until the mixture becomes tender.
  4. Stir in five ounces of spinach until it withers. Transport the mix to a blender and puree until you reach a creamy consistency. Now you’re ready to eat!

You can add more pepper and sour cream as you please before serving.

Your stomach will thank you for feeding it such delicious ingredients that are also great for your overall health. If you don’t feel like sharing, this recipe will be enough for three to four people or one huge serving for yourself.

6- Macaroni & Cheese

A close-up of a bowl filled with creamy macaroni and cheese, a comforting and indulgent dish.

The good old mac&cheese we all love. Nothing is more comforting than a creamy, cheesy pot of homemade macaroni and cheese. 

It’s simple to cook, and it’s ready in just a few minutes. You probably already know how it goes, but here are the ingredients you’ll need to enjoy this classic dish:

  • 5 cups of milk
  • 1 lb of elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups of cheddar cheese 

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Pour the milk into a large pot and bring it to a boil.
  2. Once the milk is boiling, add the pasta and stir for about 10 minutes until the pasta is cooked.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat and add your cheddar cheese. Stir it until it is melted and covers the pasta completely.

There you go! A delicious meal in just 15 to 20 minutes with no artificial ingredients that are completely safe for your extraction.

7- Mocha Pudding 

Woman standing with spoons in front of a decadent mocha pudding, a delightful treat for any occasion.

Who knew cream of wheat could be a gourmet dessert? We’re going to teach you how to make the perfect, warm, and creamy mocha pudding. Trust us. It sounds harder to make than it is. You’ll be eating a delicious dessert that beats boring, old applesauce in less than ten minutes.

And you can save the recipe for a date night once you fully heal from your wisdom teeth surgery. Here’s what you’ll need:

2 Cups of whole milk 

A pinch of salt

1/3 Cup of cream of wheat 

2 teaspoons of instant espresso powder

1/2 Cup of chocolate chips. 

2 Tablespoons of sugar

1/2 Tablespoon of vanilla

Here’s how to make it:

1-Bring two cups of whole milk and a substantial pinch of salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Add a 1/3 cup of cream of wheat and start whisking on a simmer for two to three minutes.

2-Remove the pan from the heat. Add one ounce of finely chopped unsweetened chocolates, half a cup of chocolate chips, two teaspoons of instant espresso powder, and two tablespoons of sugar. Let it sit for one minute.

3- Stir the mixture until the chocolate is fully incorporated and the mix becomes smooth. Then, whisk in half a tablespoon of vanilla and serve the pudding as soon as possible to appreciate its warmness. This recipe will allow you to savor four servings of this gourmet dessert. You’ll need three more people with whom to share the creamy taste of this mocha pudding. But choose wisely.

8- Avocado Smoothie 

Bowl filled with vibrant green guacamole, a refreshing and flavorful dip

See? Avocado is super versatile! Besides, there’s never a wrong time for a healthy smoothie. They’re especially useful when you can’t eat solid foods due to wisdom tooth extraction.

Fruits and vegetables are essential in our day-to-day diet. This is a recipe you can use in your everyday life. Avoid using fruits with seeds that may lodge in the surgical area while you heal. We’ll teach you step-by-step of how to make an avocado smoothie in five minutes, sure to satisfy your taste buds.

It might seem strange, but the healthy fats packed into the avocado will do wonders for your wound-healing process. These are the ingredients you’ll need to make your avocado smoothie:

1 avocado

1 banana

1/4 cup of plain yogurt

1 tablespoon of honey

1 teaspoon of grated ginger

1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice

2 Cups of ice

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Place one peeled, seeded, and halved ripe avocado in a blender. Add one peeled banana, a 1/4 cup of plain yogurt, one cup of freshly squeezed orange juice without seeds, one tablespoon of honey, and one teaspoon of grated fresh ginger.\
  2.  Blend the ingredients until the mixture is smooth and contains no lumps. You can add a dash of salt to give it a little more flavor.
  3. Add two cups of ice and blend the mixture again until the ice dissipates entirely.

Do not be afraid to try this innovative avocado smoothie recipe that yields a perfect single serving.

Avocado tastes amazingly well with many fruits, including mango!

9- Banana Ice Cream

Tooth extraction Banana Ice Cream

Due to its cold temperature, any soft-serve ice cream will have a soothing effect on the wisdom tooth surgical area. There’s nothing healthier or yummier than homemade banana ice cream.

If you have a nutrient extractor, this will work much better and faster than using a blender. But don’t let that stop you if you don’t have one. A good blender will do the job just fine.

Banana ice cream takes just a few minutes to make. But you must first freeze a few bananas for a couple of hours.

So technically, it could take hours, but it’s worth it for after wisdom tooth removal! You will need:

  • 4 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup of milk 
  • 2 teaspoons of peanut butter

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Freeze four peeled bananas for two to three hours or overnight. The colder they are, the better this will work, so try to do it overnight. Also, cut each banana in half before freezing them to help with blending.
  2. Place the four peeled frozen bananas in a blender along with a cup of milk, and blend until the consistency is thick yet smooth.
  3. Add two teaspoons of creamy peanut butter to help give it taste and nutrition. 
  4. Get an unfrozen banana and slice it into small circles. Add it to your bowl of ice cream for more texture.

You can also add honey instead of sugar for a tastier and healthier snack.

This recipe is good for two to three servings, and you’ll probably want to stock up on frozen bananas because you won’t want to stop eating them. You can make this at any time, as long as you have frozen bananas ready to go, of course.

10- Hummus


What’s better than hummus?

Homemade hummus! 

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to enjoy it with pita chips or pita bread because you don’t want to be chewing on these kinds of things, but nobody will

 Stop you from spreading it on soft, fresh bread.

This homemade hummus recipe takes just a few minutes and is super easy to prepare. It’s also a healthy and safe choice after wisdom tooth removal. The recipe is for a large batch you can enjoy for a week after surgery. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Natural unsweetened peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 can of chickpeas

Here’s how to make it:

1- Mix the freshly squeezed juice of one large lemon with a 1/4 cup of natural unsweetened creamy peanut butter (instead of tahini) in a food processor.

Process for one minute, then scrape the bottom and sides, and process for 30 more seconds.

2- Add three tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, one small clove of minced garlic, and a 1/2 tablespoon of salt to the whipped lemon juice with peanut butter.

Then scrape the bottom and sides, and process for 30 more seconds or until it blends to a consistency of your liking.

Process the ingredients for 30 seconds. 

3- Open a 15-ounce can of chickpeas (peeled or unpeeled), drain them, rinse them, and add half of the chickpeas to the processor. Process for one minute.

Then scrape the bottom and sides to ensure everything is getting whipped properly.

Add the remaining chickpeas and process for one to two additional minutes or until you get the thick, smooth texture you look for in hummus.

If the hummus is too thick or if small pieces of chickpeas are still visible. Fix it by slowly adding two to three tablespoons of water while the food processor is still on.

Until you reach the perfect consistency.

This recipe makes about six servings, and you can serve it with a drizzle of olive oil. Voila! You just made hummus!


Honestly, it’s way too challenging and time-consuming to make yogurt from scratch. It’s virtually unheard of, actually, so we won’t even try to fill your mind with such useless information. But still, it’s a great snack to have a wisdom tooth removal.

Plain yogurt with honey is your best bet to avoid granola or additional ingredients that require heavy chewing. Instead, add some mashed banana to give it a thicker texture. Yogurt is easy on the stomach, which makes it perfect right after taking your medication.

Do you have any other recipes that are ideal for wisdom tooth removal healing? Let us know in the comment section below! We appreciate your time and any input you might have for us.

If you enjoyed this article, or if anybody has asked you, “what can I eat after wisdom tooth removal?” then share it with your family and friends! Also if you need to schedule an appointment we would be delighted to start your journey with us.

Remember, the key to a smooth recovery after wisdom tooth extraction is to eat soft foods that won’t irritate your surgical sites. These delicious recipes are packed with essential vitamins and minerals to promote healing. Avoid straws and follow your dentist’s post-surgery instructions for the best results. Happy eating and speedy recovery!

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