Ramen noodles are one of the most popular, easiest, cheapest, and tastiest meals to make. There are different ways to make it depending on your preference. It’ll be a shame to miss out on having it, and this is why the majority of those preparing for a teeth removal or those who have recently had one done often have the question ‘Can I eat ramen noodles after wisdom teeth removal’ on their minds.
Let’s talk about some answers to your most pressing questions as someone who has or is about to undergo wisdom teeth removal. We will also be highlighting some of the recommended foods for patients after wisdom teeth removal.
Can I Eat Ramen Noodles After Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Yes, you can eat ramen noodles after wisdom teeth renewal – with a few conditions. First, when making ramen noodles for yourself or someone who has just done a wisdom tooth removal. It is important to make the noodles soft and not spicy. Soft foods are the only recommended type of foods for patients after wisdom teeth removal because they require minimal chewing and won’t put a lot of pressure on the patient and the extraction area. Spicy foods should be avoided because they will hurt the extraction area.
Second, after making the noodles, they should be left to cool before consumption. Patients might experience temperature sensitivity, so it is generally recommended to avoid hot or icy cold foods during the first few days of recovery.
Third, ramen noodles are best for recovery, especially with some broth. Your diet for the first few days after wisdom teeth removal must consist mostly of soups and broth. So a plate of ramen with broth would do you a lot of good.
Finally, avoid slurping the noodles. It is typically the same as drinking from a straw – any form of suction can rip out the blood clot or stitches in the extraction area which could cause more pain or extend the healing time. It is also very important to be careful with the fork to avoid hurting yourself and chew away from the extraction area.
How Long After Wisdom Teeth Removal Can I Eat Noodles?
You can eat noodles two days after wisdom teeth removal. Note that the timeframe is different for different people because some heal faster than others. It also depends on the factors surrounding your removal procedure. Factors like complexity and the number of teeth extracted can greatly influence your healing time.
Some might need more than two days to be able to chew the noodles and others can chew them the day after the removal. We recommend doing what is comfortable for you and your teeth. If it seems like you can, then you should – otherwise, don’t.
Can I Eat Soup With Noodles After Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Yes, you can eat soup with noodles after wisdom teeth removal. As a matter of fact, that is the recommended way to have noodles. Soup is one of the recommended foods for the first few days after wisdom teeth removal as they require no chewing and will ease the pain in the extraction area. Noodles are recommended only if they are soft, not spicy, and not hot.
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How Do You Get Noodles Out Of Wisdom Teeth Holes?
To get noodles out of wisdom teeth holes, we recommend using a syringe. Patients are supposed to rinse their mouths – especially the extraction area – with a saltwater solution to keep them clean. This should start 24 hours after the removal and then once after every meal or 5 to 6 times a day. But when food is stuck in the hole, there are a couple of suggestions to consider before attempting to remove the food.
First, do not panic. Having food stuck in your wisdom tooth hole could be uncomfortable and weird, but are you even sure it’s food? Blood clots often look like food and one can easily mistake it for food, then proceed to remove it. Removing a blood clot would slow down your healing and cause more pain. So if you’re not sure it’s food that’s stuck in the hole, it’s best to leave it there.
Leaving food in the hole would not cause any damage or infection. The area would continue to heal like normal and eventually the food will come out or your body will find a way to deal with it.
Second, if you are going to remove the food stuck in the hole, you should simply rinse with a saltwater solution first. If that does not work, then you can use a syringe:
- Fill the syringe with the saltwater solution or lukewarm water
- Put the syringe close to the area without actually touching it
- Flush the area with the syringe from different angles to try and get the food out
- Do not push forcefully or you might flush out your blood clot
Remember to check with your dentist before attempting to use a syringe.
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List Of Soft Foods To Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal
Some of the soft foods you can eat after 48 hours of your wisdom teeth extraction are:
- Mashed potatoes
- Ramen noodles
- Mac and cheese
- Sliced and cut fish or meats
- Sweet potatoes
- Soft sandwiches
- Soft rice
- Steamed veggies
- Sour cream
- Soft bread
- Soft cheese
- Ground chicken/beef/turkey
- Soggy cereal
- Baby food
This guide to eating after wisdom teeth removal is your ticket to a healthy and tasty recovery. It is important to read it carefully, follow each recommendation or suggestion and adjust your diet. Your smile would greatly benefit from it.