Foods I Can Eat After Having My Teeth Pulled


What foods do you eat after you have all your teeth pulled out?

By Stacey from GA


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By Julia 147 1,074 08/14/2010

You can eat everything you are eating now. You may have to put some foods through a food processor, even a small one will work just fine.

You can turn almost any soup into a cream soup until your gums toughen up, or you have dentures. Some things are easier to eat without the dentures, so be prepared to experiment until you are happy with the results.

Wishing you the best.


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By Frances Adams 11 557 08/15/2010

I am not sure if you are eventually going to get dentures.
If you are, and if you have fit problems, keep on going back to the dentist, as much trouble as it may seem, until they are the right fit. My father in law never would, but he was able to eat anything at all, except whole apples, and corn on the cob. My mother in law would cook steaks and roast first on the stove top to brown, then slowly in a low heat oven , in a Dutch oven, for several hours until fork-tender, and he never had a problem eating them. You can get the same results with your Crock Pot if you have one, mine has never failed to tenderize even the cheapest of meats. Best of luck to you. I know dentists get a bad rap. I have never had much luck with any, but I hope they get you fixed right!

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By Sherri 10 552 08/18/2010

Hello, my daughter is an RDA. She said do not use a straw! The straw can cause any sutures or clots to break and bleed. She also said to eat very soft foods. She recommends having your new dentures placed in your mouth immediately after your teeth are pulled. Please ask your Oral Surgeon for any advice. Good luck.

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By susan 8 1,368 08/18/2010

Have popsicles ready for when you immediately get your teeth pulled. The cold feels wonderful, and you can reach in and put them right where you need it. However, do not suck them! You can suck out the clot that forms in the tooth's socket, which allows the incision to properly heal. It is extremely painful. Just allow them to melt in your mouth. After a few days, you will feel better and be able to eat much more.

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By Charlene 10 29 08/18/2010

I can tell you what "not" to eat. My daughter had her wisdom teeth removed and we figured that spaghetti, being soft, would be all right to eat. Not so. A small piece became embedded and resulted in having to go back to the dentist to have it removed. So please be careful. God Bless!

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By Maryeileen 76 1,143 08/18/2010

The dentist's office should be able to give you a list (or call and ask).

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By Chris 1 68 08/20/2010

You might want to try doing this with orzo (the small pasta that looks like rice): saute some in a little butter for a minute or so, add a small amount of broth. After it cooks down, add a little more. Continue to add broth and stir until you get a nice creamy consistency. You can add herbs or other flavorings as you like. I use this as a side dish but have found that it's very satisfying since it keeps you full for a long time.

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By Nancy H. 1 06/09/2014

This is a good place for foods to eat with no teeth. http://www.squidoo.com/soft-food-diet

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By Joe J. 1 06/14/2015

I'm having the last of my teeth pulled so I can get dentures. From my experience this whole list of meals are easy to consume with no teeth:

-imitation crab
-hamburger helper
-cottage cheese
-mashed potatoes
-shepherd's pie
-pulled chicken or pork meat
-tuna (and tuna sandwiches)
-most canned food
-diced tomatoes and macaroni
-pork chops w/mushroom soup in crockpot
-sloppy joe's
-- and, of course, ensure

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Question: Soft Foods After Tooth Extraction

I just got all of my upper teeth pulled. I am anemic and need some healthy recipes to keep me healthy until I get my dentures. Any suggestions.

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By susan 8 1,368 06/21/2011

Just use your blender to puree any foods that you like and normally eat. You can also make smoothies or juice blends, and add anything that you care to. Be careful not to use a straw to drink them though, or you may end up with a dry socket, which can be extremely painful. If you add ice to the drinks, it will feel really good on your healing gums.

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Question: Eating After Having Teeth Pulled

I had 5 teeth removed 18 hours ago and would like to ask if I can eat chicken? When can I start eating normal food? I would like a answer as soon as possible. Thanks.

By Veruschka G

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By Sandi/Poor But Proud 447 2,066 01/10/2015

First, they are all right. You should have instructions before you left the office.

Second, if you want information from this forum "as soon as possible" you won't get it.
Thrifty fun is a great site, but your posts...everyone's posts come in as a first come first served basis, and the posts have to be screened. It would be like posting on here that you need advice because you were broke down on the side of the road. Nothing is going to help you for days, even longer in come cases.

So, first ask your dentist. Then, google it. Then, go to the store and get some instant spuds (Idahoan is my fav'), and make it with too much milk and water. In other words, make some soup that will solidify in your stomach but go down easier. Yogurt, malted cereal or cream of wheat cereal all go down easy and keep you going.

I don't mean to sound like I am picking on you. But, next time something is urgent, don't wait for us. Find a solution fast, get better, then post what you did for us to keep in mind when it happens to us.

Here is hoping you get better. PBP

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Question: Best Foods to Eat After Tooth Extraction

What foods I can eat now after I have had my front teeth and my eye tooth pulled? I now have 10 teeth left. I need to know what is available for me to eat as I now have diarrhea from the lack of the right foods for me to eat. Just wanting to know.

By Doyle R. from Hot Springs, AR

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By redhatterb 1 672 06/25/2013

For many years all I had to eat with was all broken off teeth and/or roots. I ate everything. When I got the money to have everything pulled and get dentures. Right after the extractions I ate baby food, mainly the fruits, because I thought the veggies and other stuff was gross.

You can eat anything that is soft, mashed potatoes, soups, hamburger, and to make that even softer, make it into meat balls or meat loaf. You should be able to eat bread, you could mix tuna, with some sweet relish and mayo and have tuna sandwiches. Before I had my teeth pulled, when they were all broken off, I was able to eat everything, just like normal, including popcorn.

Even now twenty plus years after getting dentures, I can eat almost anything I want including popcorn, with or without the dentures. The only things I can't eat are raw celery (if it is in a hot dish, it's OK), radishes, raw cauliflower and raw broccoli. Really you should be able to eat almost anything, that is cooked.

I don't think your diarrhea is caused by not eating the right foods, you might have picked up some kind of bug. Until your mouth heals, you probably won't be able to eat things like steak, roast, etc. Otherwise you should be able to eat almost anything.

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