After having some teeth removed, it can be difficult to find foods that are filling and fulfilling while still being soft and easy to eat. It’s important to eat what you feel comfortable with and remember not to use a straw, either, as it can remove the healing blood clots in your gums.
51 Soft Foods to Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal
Baby Food/cerelac – If you want a pre-made puree, baby food is not a bad substitute as a soft food at all.
Baked Beans & Spaghetti – Tinned and mashed beans and spaghetti are softest, thus most easy to eat and filling for you.
Broth – Any kind of broth will make a nice and savoury treat, a refreshing change.
Lasagna – a soft and well-cooked pasta dish with plenty of tomato sauce.
Cheesecake (soft) – a great sweet treat to enjoy while you recover, avoid the kind with the biscuit base.
Cheeses – Soft or melted cheese is a great snack but best to avoid eating it while too hot.
Clams – They’re smooth and creamy, thus go down easy with minimal chewing.
Kheer – A type of rice porridge that can be made with a variety of flavours, also it is cold and thus good for the pain.
Couscous – Well cooked, soft and can be eaten with some stewed veggies and hummus.
Cottage Cheese –Have it plain or mixed with veggies, and cooked soft.
Custard – Make it at home or buy already made, but have it cold since it would soothe your toothache.
Dips – French onion, sour cream, hummus & guacamole (to name a few) are great on their own or for adding some taste to other plain foods, it is also filling.
Eggs – Consume as scrambled or poached with some melted cheese to make it softer.
Fish – Have some soft tuna or lox, since they’re the easiest to eat.
Ice Cream/frozen yoghurt– Pick any in your favourite flavour. Just avoid any that contain seeds, granola or nuts since these can hurt the wound.
Jelly – also super soft and easy to eat.
Juice – either have fresh-squeezed fruit/vegetable juice or a vitamin-based juice.
Mac & Cheese – Make sure it’s well cooked and soft, and not eaten while hot.
Mashed Potatoes– Make sure to blend or mash all the lumps out.
Meatloaf or Meatballs – Mashed up a little to avoid too much chewing.
Noodles/Pasta– Small shells or flat soft pasta that does not require much chewing or slurping.
Pies – Soft vegetable and pastry pies are delicious, or you can simply scoop out the filling if the pastry is too hard to chew.
Pudding – Chocolate or fruit.
Ramen Noodles – A quick and easy noodle broth soup.
Risotto – Make sure the rice is well cooked and whatever veggies or meat you add are soft.
Mousse – super easy to consume.
Mashed Peas/Beans – try refried beans.
Rice – Make sure it’s soft-cooked and you add something like dal to make it easier to eat.
Sherbet – A great frozen treat to help relieve the pain.
Sloppy Joes – Without the bread or chewy meat.
Soup – several soups are tasty and easy to drink.
Smoothies – Mix up some fresh fruit, milk and ice cream in a blender.
Soaked Bread/Cookies – Soak toast or plain bread and cookies in milk or a hot drink and in soups.
Spinach – Creamed or mashed, this helps raise iron levels so you heal faster.
Stews – Veggies cooked for an extended period in a slow cooker will be soft and savoury.
Sweet Bread – think of soft doughnuts, muffins and cupcakes.
Sweet Pies – apple or pumpkin pies can make you feel better.
Tea – The tannin present in tea helps reduce bleeding. In the first few days have it iced or warm, but not hot.
Tofu – Mash or cube it and mix with soy sauce or any other flavouring.
Waffles – eat when softened with juice or milk if needed.
Yoghurt – Avoid any that have seeds such as berry flavours.
Protein Powder – your supplements can be added to any liquid meal for added energy and healing
Polenta- Polenta is a dish of boiled cornmeal and other grains that may be served as a porridge
Cold Cereal – best had soaked in milk until soft