One of the most common questions we get from patients who are scheduling wisdom tooth surgery is: "What will I be able to eat after surgery?" More often than not, patients are worried because they think they'll have to live off of chicken broth and popsicles for weeks after surgery. We're here to tell you that IT'S NOT TRUE. There are plenty of things you can eat after wisdom teeth removal that are OMS-approved. Check out the infographic below for a list of OMS-approved edibles, or visit our website for more information on wisdom teeth removal.
There are a few reasons why your wisdom teeth might be hurting you, but most of the time the answer is simple: wisdom teeth removal is needed. If your wisdom teeth are starting to cause pain, it’s time to have them looked at and figure out what needs to come next.
Most people have their wisdom teeth removed before the teeth start to cause any problems. Our mouths are crowded and more often than not there's simply no room for the wisdom teeth to grow in without becoming impacted or shifting other teeth. No matter the reason, wisdom teeth rarely cause pain unless there is something wrong.
Have you lost a tooth due to an accident, aging or disease? Have you cracked and lost a tooth due to eating an apple or (gasp!) opening that jar of mustard or bag of potato chips with your teeth? If so, you're not alone. The average American, age 65 or older, has just 19 remaining teeth, down from the whole set of 28 to 32. Smokers on average have even fewer teeth. But it's not just older people who lose teeth. According to the CDC, 7 percent of the people in the United States have lost at least one permanent tooth by age 17.