The most common question we are asked is “What can I eat after my wisdom tooth surgery?”. We have a couple of suggestions that we know our patients love and enjoy. We tell all our patients the same thing, following your wisdom tooth surgery stay away from any crunchy foods such as corn chips, hard shell tacos, no nuts or shellfish, and no chilli or curry, just for the first few days while your gums heal. Most of our patients have smoothies, soups, poached eggs on toast (no crust) and other easy to eat foods. Although we all love these meals, we can also enjoy the delights that spring makes possible.
Honey, rosemary baked Brie
A very simple baked brie cheese topped with honey, berries, and rosemary. Serve with bread (no crust) and fruit for dipping. Ready in about 10 minutes! You can top Baked Brie with just about anything and it will be delicious. Our team loves the combination of floral honey, and earthy rosemary. You can also add berries (blueberry or cranberries are our favourite) for a pop of colour and a punch of sweet-tart flavour.
Using either just a wedge or a small wheel of Brie depending on how many people you’re serving; you can easily change this recipe to accommodate.
- Place your Brie in a small casserole dish. You can use a wheel of Brie or a wedge.
- Heat in the oven until it is warm and beginning to melt.
- Once the brie comes out of the oven, immediately top with honey and sprinkle rosemary and berries over the top.
- Serve immediately with bread (no crust), or fruit for dipping.
Roasted honey cinnamon pears
This super yummy dish is perfect following your wisdom tooth surgery, as it is smooth and easy on your month. Bee kind to your tastebuds with this treat you’ll want to hive all to yourself. (Sorry for the bad pun).
- Preheat your oven to 200°C. Combine honey, sugar and 1 cup cold water in a roasting pan then add the pears cut in half and cored, skin-side up. Add cinnamon and orange rind to your liking, finally covering the pan tightly with foil.
- Roast for about 30 minutes. Remove the foil and turn the pears over. Roast for another 30 minutes or until pears are caramelised and tender.
- You can also baste with syrup halfway through cooking
Following your wisdom teeth surgery, having meals that are yummy are very important, especially if you have been given medications to take post-surgery. These two dishes are just to show having easy to eat foods do not have to be boring, let your tastebuds do the work instead of your teeth for a week while your gums and month are healing following your wisdom tooth extraction. Don’t forget if you can always call us on 02 8097 1838 or message our team following your surgery and we typically see our patients again 7-10 days following their surgery to remove stitches and to ensure you are healing.