Wisdom Extraction + Baby Food = Dismal

I went into oral surgery yesterday and got my 2nd wisdom tooth removed under local anesthetics. Good fun!

Both my wisdoms were growing horizontally, took roughly 45mins-1hour to take each tooth out. Whereas normal wisdoms take approx 20mins to get both out!

I was very lucky in my first extraction, my dentist had 30yrs of experience in retarded crowns, my gums were sliced and the tooth was drilled out as a whole (I think), then they stitched me up. I had minor swelling and no bruising.

2nd time round, good baby jesus. It was a different dentist, she sliced my gums, drilled the tooth then literally snapped it off piece by piece. Then stitched me up. I felt like my jaw was falling off. My left cheeks is "chimpmunk" swollen.

To top that off, I won't be able to eat any solids for a while because the previous extraction hasn't healed... If I eat solids it'll get stuck in my "gum-hole". So I went and bought 4 bottles of baby food... It may sound fantastic, baby food tastes like.... cardboard, I don't know how they do it, but I have more respect for babies now.

What did you eat when you had your wisdoms out?


  1. Oh no! I hope you're feeling better soon! :( I guess baby food is an easy thing to eat-I don't mind the vanilla custard :P

  2. Oh gosh hope you recover soon! I haven't taken out my wisdom teeth actually.. the top wisdom teeth have grown pretty straight. I think the braces gave me enough room to grow them out properly. I hate taking teeth out - the last time were 4 teeth in 2 days because I was getting braces haha.

  3. I've had a particularly painful experience with my braces: every time they get tightened (about once a month) I can't eat for a week, due to the pain. I eat a lot of soup, ice cream, jellies and home-made purées.
    I really hope you get well soon, it's such a bummer to not be able to eat properly!

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  5. I remember having my wisdom teeth removed and it was so painful. I was sore for so long. I hope your are healing quickly.

    I think I ate mostly ice cream and mashed potatoes.

  6. Sounds horrible :(, i haven't had mine out yet but a friend as and she mainly ate soups (ones with no bits in), mashed potato and ice cream.

    Hope it heals quickly for you.

    Sadie xx

  7. Being able to cook your own food can be helpful (as long as you're able to cook the kind of food needed after a wisdom tooth extraction). That includes baby food, if you want something with better flavor. Dealing with these diet problems is a real drag sometimes.

    Well, I hope recovery didn't take too long.


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