Aptly named wisdom teeth, are the last molars to come through. They generally appear in young adults aged 15 to 25 years old. For some people, their wisdom teeth emerge perfectly straight and relatively pain-free. For others, they only partially emerge, come through on odd angles and can compromise the position of the rest of the teeth in your jaw. If left alone this will in most cases lead to tooth decay, infection and gum issues which is why most people will get their wisdom teeth removed.
What to eat after
To avoid infection and keep your energy levels up, these are some of the soft foods that are often recommended.
Easy to eat recipes
Not all soft food is bland, here is a list of our favourite deliciously smooth recipes. Tip: try and make a few of this pre-op so you can maximise your rest and recovery.
1. Supergreen smoothie
This drink is the perfect nutrient-packed pick-me-up. The avocado adds a lovely texture. Get the full recipe.
2. Blueberry & Maca Smoothie
Tastes as good as it looks and is ready in just 10 minutes! Get the full recipe.
3. Frozen smoothie bags - 3 ways
Freeze yoghurt and fruit in a bag, before your op and your smoothie is ready to go! No more getting up earlier in the morning to make your fix. Get the full recipe.
4. Chocolate and banana porridge
The most important meal of the day can also be the most FUN, especially if you mix it up! Enjoy the delicious combo of chocolate and banana in your brekky. Get the full recipe.
5. Slow-cooked porridge
Put this oaty breakfast into your slow cooker before bed and wake up to a bowl of creamy comfort in the morning. Add your favourite toppings. Get the full recipe.
6. Carrot & sweet potato mash
This tastes even better than it looks! This carrot and sweet potato mash is perfect for mixing things up and is deliciously filling. Get the full recipe.
7. Heavenly mash
Trust us, these are the best-mashed potatoes ever. Get the full recipe.
8. Creamy Curried Potato Soup
This winter warmer will be a new family favourite! Get the full recipe.
9. Spiced Parsnip & Spinach Soup
Looking for a new vegetarian soup? This winter warmer is just what you need! Get the full recipe.
10. Pea and Ham Soup
It's a British classic for a reason! Skip the toppings and enjoy this warm winter classic. Get the full recipe.
11. Creamy cauliflower soup
Cauliflower – mild in flavour, this versatile vegetable is easy to cook! Get the full recipe.
12. Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup with Ricotta
Liven up your weeknight dinners with this easy recipe! Get the full recipe.
13. Plum & Amaretti Semifreddo
Italian ice cream made into an all-in-one dessert! Get the full recipe.
14. Cinnamon Ice Cream
Perfect with pudding ... or just on its own with strawberries! Get the full recipe.
15. Pine-Coconut Popsicles
Just how good do these DIY ice-creams sound? And they're SO easy! Get the full recipe.
16. Pink melon lollies
These tasty watermelon treats are perfect for sore jaws. Get the full recipe.
17. Frozen tropical fruit yogurt
This will get 10 out of 10 from your family! Get the full recipe.
18. Jelly treats
These low-fat jellies make cool treats for children's birthday parties! You can choose whichever colours you like and use the moulds of your choice, too!