hands pouring a green smoothie into a glass which is one of the foods to eat after wisdom teeth removal

Most people have four wisdom teeth (third molars) in the compact space in the back of the mouth. Because impacted wisdom teeth can pose many problems, some people choose to have them removed as a preventive measure.

Serving Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and North Texas patients, Dr. Chris Tye expertly removes wisdom teeth and performs other oral surgeries at Texas Oral Surgery Specialists. Contact us today to learn more about our oral surgery services.

For the body to function correctly, getting a satisfactory amount of micronutrients and macronutrients is crucial. Nevertheless, wisdom teeth removal can pose a unique problem because the foods you eat as you heal must be soft, gentle, and easy to chew. So, we’ve compiled a brief guide to foods that you can eat after wisdom teeth surgery:

Greek Yogurt

Famously, Greek yogurt is rich in protein, minerals, and probiotics, which can help with healing:

  • Protein: Protein helps build and repair our body’s tissue, fight infection, and carry oxygen throughout the body.
  • Minerals: Greek yogurt is full of zinc, which may speed up wound healing. Additionally, dairy products are excellent sources of calcium. Calcium enables faster, more efficient wound repair and is lovely for our teeth and bones.
  • Probiotics: Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms. In conjunction with antibiotics, probiotics may reduce or delay the development of multi-resistant bacteria.

What’s more, Greek yogurt has a smooth, creamy texture that can help soothe a sore post-surgery mouth. Overall, Greek yogurt is an excellent choice after wisdom teeth removal.

Seedless Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are a vital component of any diet, so here are some mashed, pureed, and whipped fruits and vegetables that you can load up on after surgery:

  • Mashed Potatoes: Potatoes can be prepared in many ways, but the best way to serve them after oral surgery is mashed. Potatoes are high in nutrients and calories, which is especially important because people need slightly higher energy requirements post-surgery.
  • Mashed Bananas: Bananas are among the most popular, abundant, and affordable fruits globally. They are chock full of potassium, vitamin b6, manganese, and folate.
  • Mashed or Whipped Avocado: Avocados are one of the most popular items in the produce aisle and are full of vitamin K, vitamin C, and potassium. However, skip the toast if you want avocado right after oral surgery. Toasted bread can be too abrasive and challenging for most wisdom teeth patients to chew.
  • Mashed or Pureed Pumpkin: Pumpkins are rich in immunity-supporting vitamins and minerals (vitamins A, C, and E and potassium).
  • Applesauce: An apple a day is supposed to keep the doctor away. Ironically, a hard, crunchy apple may irritate or dislodge your surgical wound, which may lead to an emergency visit. Still, apples can and should be consumed after surgery in the form of applesauce. Applesauce is made from pureed apples and is a good source of vitamin C. Bonus! If you keep the skin on while preparing applesauce, you can increase the nutritional content and add more vitamins, minerals, and fiber.


Eggs are a superfood. They’re a complete protein, which means one egg contains all the essential acids our body needs to survive. Plus, they are rich in vitamins and minerals.

Next time you’re at the store, try to find eggs enriched with omega-3. Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce inflammation and may positively influence healing.

Protein Shakes and Smoothies

Protein shakes and smoothies are a highly customizable way to meet your nutrition goals when you can’t chew. What are you waiting for? Grab your blender, add your mix-ins, and enjoy.

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In summary, if you’ve just had your wisdom teeth removed, pick nutrient-dense and soft-textured foods. Highly nutritious foods support recovery and keep energy levels up during recovery.

Are you planning on getting your wisdom teeth removed soon? If so, call 817-552-3223 or message us online to schedule an appointment at Texas Oral Surgery Specialists.