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Best Foods to Have Around for Wisdom Tooth Extraction Recovery

Posted on 7/20/2019 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
Best Foods to Have Around for Wisdom Tooth Extraction RecoveryIt is normal to feel discomfort after a wisdom tooth extraction. For some the amount of pain is not easy to manage. The good news is that the extraction site will heal, and the discomfort will go away.

Until it does there are some things a person should do to keep themselves as comfortable as possible. Eating the right foods is one of those things. It is a good idea to stock up on certain foods to help the healing process.

What Your Body Needs

A tooth extraction is trauma to the body. Whenever the body suffers trauma, the things that you feed the body will impact the recovery from the trauma. Giving the body the right nutrients and vitamins can impact the ability of the body to recover from the tooth extraction. When you start to consider the foods to have on hand after a tooth extraction, you need to not only think about how you can eat them, but also what they provide for your body. The more you can provide the body with what it needs, the faster the recovery is.

Consider These Foods
The best foods for recovery after a tooth extraction are foods that are high in vitamins and minerals. Foods high in antioxidants and foods high in protein can also help speed up the recovery. When looking for the right soft foods, consider broths that have protein in them. Greek yogurt is a food that is high in protein and also provides other nutrients.

Mashed potatoes are a comfort food that can help mentally and are also a good source of calories to help keep energy levels high. Other foods to have on hand include applesauce, which is high in vitamin C and scrambled eggs which are easy to eat and are a good source of protein.

Finding the right food to have on hand after surgery requires a few things. It requires finding the foods that will help speed up the recovery and also finding foods you like and that make you feel good. The mental recovery power of food is as important as the physical things the food provides.

For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
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