Eating After Having Teeth Pulled?

I had 3 top teeth pulled 2 days ago. Is it safe to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made on safe bread?


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August 10, 20181 found this helpful

I would cut it in small pieces first

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August 10, 20180 found this helpful

My dentist and my husband's oral surgeon always give very specific directions on what to and not to eat and how many days post surgery.

To be safe, if your dental person didn't tell you, I strongly recommend to call the office back and ask.


Some foods can pull on stitches or get lodged and that can cause infection and gum damage. Safety first with stuff like this. Dental infections are you want to follow their directions to a T.

Good luck! Hope you heal quickly!

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August 11, 20180 found this helpful

i would avoid foods that are in essence very sticky and sugary that can get lodged and cause disease and peanut butter and jam on whatever bread sounds like it to me

also you should not smoke for at least a month, if that's your thing

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August 12, 20180 found this helpful

My friend just went through similar dental surgery and he was instructed to eat only soft (soup-like food) for 2 weeks (when he returns for a check-up).


This may not be to your liking but it is important that you eat nothing that may cause a problem later on as good care right now will mean a lot when you finally get your new teeth.

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August 12, 20181 found this helpful

Personally I would avoid peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Probably would just eat bread by itself (un-toasted) especially if you had 3 top teeth pulled.

Perhaps smoothie, yogurt or soup. You should follow up with your surgeon or dentist in regards what to eat/not eat, or their recommendations.

Peanut butter and jelly is chewy, sticky - would require flossing and brushing throughly.

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July 26, 20190 found this helpful

Pb&J is on my list of APPROVED foods to eat.

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August 14, 20180 found this helpful

When I had 8 pulled in one day, I was hungry but knew I couldn't eat for a few days. I invented "Instant Potato Soup". I took the packaged Idahoan and made it with 3 cups of water instead of 2. It's going to solidify on your stomach later but it goes down with something warm and satisfying.


Another good one is yogurt, keeping your dairy up and the salt down. Your teeth will help but for now, be gentle with yourself.

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June 25, 20190 found this helpful

I've worked in dental for 12 years. No smoking for at least 24 hours after your extractions. No using a straw for 48-72 hours, as sucked can release the blood clot and trust me, you've never felt true pain until you've experienced a dry socket! Eat soft foods like mashed taters, yogurts, and creamy soups for at least 24 hours. You don't want to chew anything on the extraction site(s) until the clot has formed and the healing process begins. Basically, you know when you can eat more solid foods.


Definitely nothing seedy, no peanuts and no popcorn. If you do go for a PB&J sandwich, cut it into small, bite-sized pieces and place in mouth away from extraction site(s). I don't suggest pizza or any kind of chips, as the crust and all chips have the ability to cut into your gums and this could prove to be very painful. Your body knows what it can tolerate. The main rule is NO smoking and NO straws for the first little while as stated earlier. Call your dentist if you are ever in doubt.

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