Also, any stories about how having your wisdom teeth out didn't hurt at all would be helpful--I'm a little nervous. :-)
souppp mmmm. just in case you want something warm and saltier. Try one of campbell's hearty choices.
oh, and I got my wisdom teeth pulled and it didn't hurt at all if that helps. I mean, I could feel everything but no pain, if that makes sense. And it was all four of them at once
I just got mine out 4 months ago. I had a lot of chicken broth , sugar free jello, and protein shakes.
I had a really hard time with mine but the time goes fast. I have a lot of friends that were fine the following day.
woo yay, getting mine out was actually fun haha (: just a heads-up though, the painkillers they give you afterward are STRONG.
i recommend soup, the saltiness is good for the healing. for "healthier" options sugar free jello/pudding and nonfat yogurt are good. don't eat anything sticky or anything you'd have to suck on.
When I got mine out I felt fine that night, in fact I went to a movie. This is probably not a great suggestion but I would make mac n cheese and just boil the noodles so they were really tender so i could just swallow them whole!
soup is a great suggestion, and home made fruit smoothies would probably be delish.
Point is, you'll be fine. Especially if you're going with general anesthesia... best recommendation my dentist ever made! :-)
whatever you do, make sure you relax, and dont obsess over calories while you are trying to get better!
be really carefull as well not to get any solid foods near your holes, or to suck on straws, because if your blood clots fall out you can get dry socket which is incredibly painful.
a couple of days after i got mine out i was so fed up with soft foods i tried to eat a piece of bread with PB on it. It took me about 20 min (without the crusts) but if its driving you mad, try nibbling very small bites and 'chewing' (carefully!) with your front teeth, then swallow really quickly!
My daughter was the same way, they put her to sleep too and when she woke up she was so sick to her stomach. When she would take the pain pills it would futher tick off her tummy. To this day she can't think about soy milk cuz I had her drink some prior to taking her pain pill and it didn't stay down. Then she didn't take any more pain meds and she got much better.
Really make sure you don't suck on anything or eat things that would get stuck in the 'socket' (like nuts, but who would do that? You get the point.) A friend of mine cleaned out the socket and (he was fine until then) then got'dry socket' and it hurt like heck.
When I had mine out, I LIVED on sugar-free popsicles (I do now too...lol).
Best of luck; I wish you a speedy recovery,
cream of anything... just remember, bring a towel.. you might drool... fun fun
when i had mine out i was out at about the next night! all my friends came over the night of and brought me ice cream and watched a movie but i slept through it. i actually ate 7 layer dip without the chips...but thats not exactly healthy. and i got a black olive stuck in my hole and it took me a little while to pick it out.
make sure you ice your face! a pack of frozen peas works wonders just switch sides when one gets too cold. it will keep the swelling down.
The food suggestions really helped though--ice cream, mashed potatoes, and smoothies have been my friends. Yesterday I even ate mac 'n cheese! (but it took me an hour to do it!)