What I can eat and drink after a tooth extraction to reduce pain?

What can I eat after a tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction

What I can eat after a tooth extraction?

If you have just undergone a tooth extraction, a wisdom or molar tooth extraction or any other type of disease that needed a removal, you may be wondering what you can consume , but do not worry, we will share to you some tips on what you should eat and what you should avoid.

And have in mind that after a tooth extraction you need to follow the instructions of your dentist. These recommendations will help you to be and feel health and to avoid any infection.

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Here we have the list of food or drinks you can consume:

Cold drinks

Snow cone


This is one of the best options, because the ice is used to reduce the pain of any tooth extraction. The cold serves to numb the mouth and to create more calm. Remember to drink any cold snow cone slowly to avoid a sensation called “brain freeze”. Avoid or reduce the consumption of cold drinks if you suffer from teeth sensitivity.

  1. Snow cones (especially lemon)
  2. Frappuccinos
  3. Smoothies
  4. Ice cream



Potato puree

The purees serve to avoid constant chewing and pain. For its vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, fruits and vegetables are the ideal ingredient for making purees.

There are many types of purees that you can taste:

  1. Zucchini
  2. Broccoli
  3. Spinach
  4. Chard
  5. Potato

Creams and soups

Carrot cream

The creams are made mainly with vegetables, dairy and have a lot of minerals and vitamins, as well as fiber, which is especially interesting at the nutrition al level. This is important because soups also help to be hydrated. When you cannot eat solid food that contains minerals, you need to consume softer and lighter food that is equivalent in vitamins. Here is a list of creams that you can taste:

  1. Potato
  2. Broccoli
  3. Carrot
  4. Zucchini
  5. Onion
  6. Cheese
  7. Tomato
  8. Spinach

 Dairy products

Dairy products

These types of foods are ideal for your recovery and are an option that you can consume. They have a soft and light consistency. These are some of the dairy products you can eat:

  1. Yogurt
  2. Milk with animal origin: Cow milk
  3. Milk with vegetal origin: Rice milk, oat milk and soy milk
  4. Cheese
  5. Milk shakes: strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla
  6. Atole


Chocolate Mousse

You can also pamper yourself with some sweet foods that are allowed, but these sweets must be soft for your teeth. You can try these desserts:

  1. Soft brownies
  2. Neapolitan pudding
  3. Jelly
  4. Rice pudding
  5. Chocolate mousse
  6. Creme brulee

Once you have a tooth extraction, follow your dentist instruction so you avoid any infection or pain. And also remember to consume soft and light food to reduce any inflammation.

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