Can I Eat Chocolate After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Can I Eat Chocolate After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

You’re probably wondering whether it’s safe to eat chocolate after wisdom teeth removal, and here’s the answer. Yes, you can eat chocolate, but only if your dentist says it’s OK. Chocolate is often thought to be safe after wisdom teeth removal because of its high levels of flavonoids, antioxidants which have been shown to reduce inflammation and pain in the mouth, as well as prevent tooth decay. But when it comes to your specific situation, remember that your dentist knows best!

What Is A Wisdom Tooth?

A wisdom tooth is one of the last molars in the mouth, and it emerges in late adolescence or early adulthood. Wisdom teeth are often impacted, meaning they don’t come all the way through the gums and end up getting stuck beneath them. This makes them difficult to brush and keep clean. When this happens, food can get stuck inside of them, which can lead to infection. For these reasons, many dentists recommend removing a person’s wisdom teeth if they are having difficulty brushing or cleaning them regularly. 

Wisdom teeth that aren’t impacted needn’t be removed as long as they’re kept clean and healthy by brushing twice per day with an anti-bacterial toothpaste and flossing daily.

How To Get Rid Of Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last baby teeth to come in, usually in your late teens or early twenties. The first sign that you might be getting your first set of Wisdom Teeth is a dull ache on one side or the other of your mouth. Aching on one side or the other can also be caused by a cavity, so if you have any concerns about anything unusual going on in your mouth, schedule an appointment with Dr. J to get it checked out!

Tooth pain is often caused by tartar buildup and plaque bacteria that have accumulated around the roots of your tooth. Plaque builds up when we don’t brush properly, and this can lead to gum disease and cavities as well as tooth pain. After every meal and snack, we should rinse our mouths out with water and then brush our teeth for at least two minutes twice a day. It’s also important to avoid acidic foods like oranges, grapefruit or tomatoes because they can damage your enamel which will make you more prone to cavities. You may want to skip brushing right before bedtime because brushing too close before bedtime can actually cause damage to your gums while you sleep which will eventually result in receding gums (and much worse problems down the line). If you’re experiencing trouble eating solid foods due to swollen gums from wisdom tooth extraction, try adding some banana bread into your diet instead of applesauce because bananas are softer than apples and will help take care of some of those cravings for something sweet.

When can I start eating solid foods again?

For the first few days, you will be on a liquid diet. Once you are feeling better and your doctor has given the green light, you should start with soft foods. For many people that means soup or cereal. After a few days you can start to reintroduce other foods into your diet as long as they are easy to chew and swallow. Your doctor may also recommend avoiding certain items such as raw vegetables or crunchy snacks like chips until your mouth heals more fully. You might have difficulty swallowing some things so it is important not to bite down too hard while eating. You can always take a break if you find yourself struggling. Eating in smaller bites will help make chewing easier too. Remember that it’s important to give your body time to heal completely before resuming any physical activity – especially vigorous ones like exercising or playing sports, which could lead to bleeding from the extraction site – so don’t rush it! You’ll likely feel sore for about a week. If your discomfort continues past that point, contact your dentist to determine what the cause of the pain is.

What are some good food options?

It is recommended to wait until your mouth has healed before eating solid foods. Some soft food options include yogurt, mashed potatoes, applesauce and eggs. Soft foods will be easier on your healing mouth and are a good way to introduce food gradually. Harder, more textured foods are not recommended until your mouth has completely healed because they can irritate the delicate tissue in the oral cavity. Things like granola bars, toast, steak or chicken tenders should be avoided for at least two weeks following surgery. Once you are fully recovered it’s time to get creative with your post-surgery diet. There are plenty of creative ways you can continue to eat healthy while recovering from wisdom teeth extraction. For instance, pizza! You can make these thin crust pizzas by brushing each dough round with olive oil and then topping them with tomato sauce, cheese and toppings of choice such as meatballs or pepperoni slices. These thin crust pizzas may also be baked in the oven instead of frying them in a pan, which would help avoid any additional heat exposure to your newly operated on mouth.

Will I be able to eat everything I want?

Yes, the most important thing to do is to make sure you are eating healthy and sticking to a balanced diet. This means that your post-surgery diet should include foods with high levels of calcium and protein. Chocolate does not contain any calcium or protein so it is not recommended for people who have had their wisdom teeth removed. You may be able to enjoy some sweets as long as you don’t eat too many sweets in one sitting and take them easy on the sugar intake. Other types of food like yogurt, eggs, cheese, peanut butter sandwiches, ice cream, and anything else high in calcium and protein are perfectly fine! If you have any concerns about what you can and cannot eat, ask your dentist or doctor.

How do I take care of my mouth after the surgery?

Take care of your mouth by drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding alcohol and smoking, chewing sugarless gum or hard candy to stimulate saliva flow. It is also a good idea to brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush every two hours if you can’t maintain a regular schedule. 

Take care of your mouth by drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding alcohol and smoking, chewing sugarless gum or hard candy to stimulate saliva flow. It is also a good idea to brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush every two hours if you can’t maintain a regular schedule. When the swelling goes down in a few days, use cold packs on the area for 15 minutes four times each day. 

Do not try to remove any blood clots that may form in your mouth as they will help prevent infection and promote healing. However, do not swallow them as this will cause stomach problems when they reach the stomach. You should also avoid foods that are difficult to chew like raw vegetables or meat until the stitches have dissolved which usually happens within 2 weeks time.


Yes, you can. Consuming foods that are rich in antioxidants, such as dark chocolate, can help speed up the healing process and protect your gums from infection. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration and don’t brush too soon after eating to avoid irritating your mouth. Follow these guidelines and keep on enjoying your favorite treat! It’s important to be sure that you’re not at risk for food poisoning before consuming raw eggs or dairy products so if this is a concern for you, stick with pasteurized eggs or enjoy other foods like scrambled eggs, hard boiled eggs, egg salad sandwiches with mayonnaise (but skip the mayo if it’s not pasteurized), or hard cheeses like cheddar. If a dental abscess has formed in one of your extraction sites, make sure not to disturb it when brushing and leave it alone until it heals–you might need oral antibiotics if pus starts coming out.