What Can I Eat After Getting My Wisdom Teeth Taken Out?

Fruit parfaits for soft foods after surgery.

Getting your wisdom teeth out? It’s often a necessary procedure to avoid problems like crowding or tooth infections. However, sometimes patients are concerned about the recovery process. It’s important to treat the surgery site gently. That means eating the right foods that don’t irritate the extraction site. Here are some suggestions for what you can eat after getting your wisdom taken out.

Lots of Different Soups

The world of soups has lots of different options available to you. Not only are soups easy to eat since you can slurp them with little to no chewing, but they’re also often full of different vegetables, which makes them packed with nutrients. The one thing you should be careful about when eating soups after wisdom tooth removal is that they shouldn’t be boiling hot. Keep things room temperature or cold (like gazpacho!) so that you don’t irritate the tooth removal site.


Similar to soups, smoothies are an easy way to pack tons of vitamins into a single meal or snack. In a smoothie, you can fit in lots of servings of healthy vegetables and fruits in one delicious package. And since “smooth” is in their name, they’re going to be gentle on your mouth while eating.


While many cereals are too crunchy to eat after just getting your wisdom teeth extracted, oatmeal is a great alternative because of its smooth texture. Make sure your oats are cooked well and let them cool down a bit before eating.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction in El Paso, TX & Santa Teresa, NM

These food recommendations are good if you’ve recently had any type of oral surgery. Recovery from wisdom teeth removal doesn’t take long, especially if you follow our instructions. If you have any questions after your surgery, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Santa Teresa Smiles. Our friendly team can give you additional advice about what to do and not do so that you’ll be back to normal as soon as possible. We’re also here for all your other smile needs!