What should you eat after a tooth extraction? – Soft Food Diet

Somos Dental tooth extraction - soft food diet

Once an important treatment with your dentist or an orthodontist is performed, they may recommend maintaining a soft food diet for some time. So, you may be asking the following questions depending on your particular case:

• What can I eat after my wisdom teeth are removed?

• What can I eat after putting on braces?

• What can I eat after a dental implant?

• What can I eat after a tooth extraction?

This post will go over what you can eat after an important dental procedure. This includes dental extractions, wisdom tooth extractions and other services offered at Somos Dental.

The first few days after your procedure are critical, which is why following the diet you are given is so important. Your dentist or orthodontist will determine and provide you with the care you need. It is also a great idea to make sure you have a family member, your partner or a close friend to support you with things like transportation and the essentials hours before and after the procedure (especially if it involves the use of anesthesia).

These are some foods that can be consumed:

Liquefied soups (or without solid elements)

Soups are a good option to eat after a tooth extraction or any dental intervention. Whether it’s chicken broth (without solids) or squash, soups generally do not contain elements that can enter or irritate the affected areas. Soups should be served warm or even cold because if they are hot, they can irritate the areas of your mouth that are healing.


Like soups, broths are also good to have after your dental or orthodontic treatment. Broths are also a great way to stay hydrated, which is important for proper recovery.

Ice creams

Ice creams are also one of the foods that can be eaten after undergoing a tooth extraction or any dental/orthodontic treatment. Ice creams cold nature can help against inflammation and can also contribute to hydration. Although, keep in mind that some ice creams are high in sugars and fats, so try to consume water-based ice creams and keep track of your calorie intake.


Mashed potatoes, pumpkin, and other mashed foods are perfect after a tooth extraction or any dental or orthodontic treatment. Just avoid using sauces, gravies, or too many condiments (such as pepper) that can irritate any areas that are healing.

Puddings and jellies

Puddings and jellies are other great options that can keep you hydrated as well. The low amount of sugars they contain (if properly chosen) are a plus, along with being flavorful.

All of these are perfect foods, that can be consumed after a tooth extraction (or any kind of dental treatment!). If you notice any changes or wish to schedule an appointment with an oral health professional, call us at 623-869-1091. At Somos Dental we have a team of professionals that have plenty of experience and that can take care of all your dental needs. You can contact us through the means listed on this page, or also by visiting our locations. We are located in the four following locations: Downtown, Desert Sky, Mesa and Camelback. Don’t wait to schedule an appointment today!

Is tooth extraction necessary for orthodontic treatment?

Dental Extraction Somos Dental

A common question that keeps people from getting an orthodontic treatment is whether or not an extraction will be necessary in order to begin. Another relevant and frequent question is if there are any alternative procedures or other kinds of treatments that do not involve any type of extraction whatsoever. In this article, we are going to answer these questions and put to rest any doubts about the role of dental extractions in the orthodontic process.

When is tooth extraction necessary?

To the relief of most people, the answer is no. In most cases, an extraction is not necessary to start an orthodontic treatment. Even with special cases in which tooth removal is actually necessary, in most patients the procedure can be done without an extraction. This is where the dental health professional’s knowledge comes into play. An evaluation is needed, in order to know, if any kind of extraction will be required and it is their job to make sure they only perform an extraction when it is absolutely needed.

When is tooth extraction necessary?

In some cases a tooth extraction is necessary to leave other teeth room to realign with the treatment. However, there are a couple of reasons of when a tooth extraction might be needed, here is a list:

  • Extraction of back molars to give room to wisdom teeth
  • Pronounced overbite or underbite
  • When teeth are fused with bone
  • Extraction of wisdom teeth which have already erupted
  • Impacted dental pieces

If an extraction is necessary, are there other alternative treatments?

The short answer is yes, there are other kinds of orthodontic treatments that do not require an extraction. You can call us at Somos Dental in order to know the entire repertoire of options and find out what the most appropriate orthodontic treatment is for you. We have years of experience in this field and assessing patient treatment needs. The orthodontic market has been growing fast, at Somos Dental we are up to date with the newest treatments, so you have the best options all at the same place.

The decision of an extraction is part of the dental health professional’s knowledge. Our experts know that an extraction should only be taken into consideration when it is the best option for that specific case. At Somos Dental we have a team of dental health professionals who have had years of experience in orthodontic treatments and dental extractions. You can contact us through any means listed on this page or also by visiting any of our locations. We are located in 4 different areas: Downtown, Desert Sky, Mesa, and Camelback. Don’t wait give us a call at 623-869-1091 and schedule your appointment today!