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Wisdom teeth removal

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JustKeepStumbling Mon 19-Sep-16 20:50:03

AIBU to ask those of you who have been through this torture for your recipe/meal ideas post surgery?

newmumwithquestions Mon 19-Sep-16 20:52:21

Ice cream!

SprogletsMum Mon 19-Sep-16 20:53:38

Soup, ice pops and painkillers.

ohmygodyouguys Mon 19-Sep-16 20:53:38

Mashed potato.

OrangesAreTheOnlyFruit Mon 19-Sep-16 20:54:11

peperonata smile

PoshPenny Mon 19-Sep-16 21:02:48


ParadiseCity Mon 19-Sep-16 21:04:22

After the GA wore off... Chocolate and gin. And codeine and prunes.

JustKeepStumbling Mon 19-Sep-16 21:06:44

Peperonata... What's that? Sounds intriguing! He won't eat soup (although I will when I have mine out soon as well!)

Ginkypig Mon 19-Sep-16 21:08:10

Anything soft that isn't hot enough to burn your mouth or too too spicy for the first 24-48hours. I inadvertently had chilly and the hole burned blush

I was eating soft sandwiches, soup, noodles, etc

Rainatnight Mon 19-Sep-16 21:09:01

Smoothies. More smoothies.

galaxygirl45 Mon 19-Sep-16 21:09:17

Tomato soup is brill, and if you leave the bread to soak in it long enough it's really soft too so it lines your stomach for painkillers. And lots of ice cream or frozen sorbet is good for helping soothe your throat.

TotallyOuting Mon 19-Sep-16 21:09:48

Soup and skyr. I fucking hate yoghurt-type items as well, and quickly get sick of soup, so I started dropping small bits of torn-up bread in the soup and leaving them to soak, then basically inhaling them. It was much more satisfying than just eating soup and skyr. Unfortunately I worked at a fast food place at the time and was gutted that I couldn't eat the free food I could freely take.

TotallyOuting Mon 19-Sep-16 21:11:01

Cross post on the soggy bread! When I initially got home I had been told to immediately take some painkillers but I couldn't open my jaw enough to get them in and majorly freaked out. I managed after about 20 minutes though. Hope that helps!

ShtoppenDerFloppen Mon 19-Sep-16 21:11:06

Mine wasn't torture - I had all 4 out at the same time and I was a little swollen, but don't remember it being especially harsh.

Biggest recommendation is soft food that will not leave residue that can get stuck in the sockets. Scrambled eggs might be wise to avoid for the first couple of days. Soups (without "pieces"), purees, yoghurt, ice creams and ice lollies... but you'll be surprised how soon you can manage more substantial foods.

lostscot Mon 19-Sep-16 21:11:26

I'd add arnica and neurofen.

ShtoppenDerFloppen Mon 19-Sep-16 21:12:37

Oh, and I definitely second the suggestion of prunes (or at least prune juice).

Any narcotic painkiller will stop you up terribly.

tinymeteor Mon 19-Sep-16 21:20:18

Fresh pasta in soup.

And get some good strong painkillers in just in case of complications, esp if it's going into a weekend. I got dry socket which is unusual but fucking agony.

Supermagicsmile Mon 19-Sep-16 21:27:43

I had one lower wisdom tooth removed. It was impacted and surgery was complicated so due to the severe swelling and bruising I was on liquids and very soft foods for 2 weeks. (I lived on soup, full cream milk, jelly, ice-cream, mashed potato and grated cheese.) Some people I know we're back on solids within a few days! smile

Evergreen17 Mon 19-Sep-16 21:28:24


JellyBelli Mon 19-Sep-16 21:30:38

Yoghurt, ice cream and soup for 2 weeks. It was hell. I had dry socket [weeps]

Belager Mon 19-Sep-16 21:31:16

Every drug you can get hold off! I had dry socket and was in AGONY! I can't even remember food.

ghostyslovesheep Mon 19-Sep-16 21:34:11

a big pack of straws

JellyBelli Mon 19-Sep-16 21:35:23

No straws! they can cause dry socket...

ghostyslovesheep Mon 19-Sep-16 21:37:05

i couldnt open my mouth to get a spoon in though!

OhtoblazeswithElvira Mon 19-Sep-16 21:39:18

Aargh do you have to have it out OP? I only had one out and looking back I don't think it was worth the post-op pain and grief <helpful>

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