What Can I Eat After Tooth Extraction? 7 Tips from Kreativ Dental Albury

by | Jan 20, 2022 | Tooth Extraction

Have you just had a tooth extraction or found out you may need one?

Pulling a tooth is a brave step that can help improve your dental health in the long run — so well done!

You may experience tenderness or pain after the procedure, making chewing and eating a bit challenging.

Some foods can help ease you through the recovery phase, while others can irritate the area.

Here’s a list of foods to eat after teeth removal to help guide you:


Pureed vegetable soups are easy on your mouth and teeth because there are no large pieces of vegetable or meat that you would have to chew.


Applesauce is very soft and the perfect temperature for people recovering from tooth surgery.


Yogurt is another great healthy breakfast or snack to have if you get a tooth pulled. Grab plain yogurt that doesn’t have pieces of fruit or granola.


Eggs are a rich source of protein and good for breakfast or dinner when you need to be careful with your teeth and mouth after extraction.


To avoid irritating your gum, make sure that the oatmeal is lukewarm before you eat it.

Mashed Potatoes

Get a lot of nutrients in only a few bites of mashed potatoes, which you may need if you’re struggling to eat after your dental procedure.

Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is a rich source of protein that you can eat as a snack, or you can add it to enhance other meals.

Creating Smiles in Albury

Now that you can answer “What can I eat after extraction?” you’re ready to complete your shopping list and prepare food after the procedure.

For more information, give your dentist Albury a call on (02) 6021 4171 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 525 Wilson St in Albury.