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#1 Fri 13 Apr 07 10:19am

Joba

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Problems with wisdom teeth - what to eat?

Hey there,

because of her really badly suppurated wisdom teeth, my girlfriend can't eat anything she has to chew right now. She's tired of all this instant mashed potatoes etc, so I am looking for tasty and delicious alternatives for "easy to swallow" dishes....any suggestions?
Thanx a lot in advance,

Joba

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#2 Fri 13 Apr 07 10:42am

Dave Barker

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Re: Problems with wisdom teeth - what to eat?

OUCH!!!!!

I remember wisdom tooth pain..... it still makes me wince thinking about it!

My pain used to some and go, but when it hure BOY did it hurt!!!

My jaw, cheek, even my eye hurt...

The only way to stop it is to find a realy good dentist and have the thing out mate! instant relief!!!

Until then, I used to make batches of home made soup. Soup is good because made fresh it is one of the best meals, and it is so comforting... and as you said, it doesn't need chewing-you can even drink it if you need to!

Soup is also realy versatile,make it out of whatever takes your fancy, and keep changing the ingredients... a real liquid meal in a bowl!

Tell her I feel for her... she needs to get them looked at though.

All the best

Dave B

Last edited by DB27 (Fri 13 Apr 07 10:48am)

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#3 Fri 13 Apr 07 11:07am

Mrs Gibba

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Re: Problems with wisdom teeth - what to eat?

I would also recommend yoghurts, smooties etc - good way of getting the fruit levels up.

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#4 Fri 13 Apr 07 1:59pm

viviana mazzarella

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Re: Problems with wisdom teeth - what to eat?

poor girl! i thought as mrs gibba did, i would have many fruits juice, trying to change every time the sort of fruit i choose, i hope this will end soon smile ah! does she like jelly?, it would be good, too

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#5 Fri 13 Apr 07 2:31pm

SusanneH

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Re: Problems with wisdom teeth - what to eat?

Apple sauce would be another suggestion wink

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#6 Fri 13 Apr 07 5:54pm

oliviascotland

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Re: Problems with wisdom teeth - what to eat?

Try to make sure that the soups and juices and smoothies are not very acidic, otherwise it will sting like crazy (speaking from experience). 

Otherwise, I'd go with the soup, smoothies, jelly, etc options, and hope she can see her dentist soon.

I do hope it's sorted quickly, as I know how painful teeth (and wisdom teeth in particular) can be.

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#7 Fri 13 Apr 07 6:49pm

French_vanilla

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Re: Problems with wisdom teeth - what to eat?

Pfouh, remember those days...!! had the 4 taken at one go... looked like a hamster for 2 weeks..  lol

ICE CREAM!!!! EASY TO SWALLOW AND THE COLD KEEPS THE PAIN AWAY... (AT LEAST FOR A WHILE!)... it's like a local anaesthetic..!!!

French_vanilla

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#8 Fri 13 Apr 07 7:41pm

confuzed

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Re: Problems with wisdom teeth - what to eat?

She has to see a dentist-seriously!

I left mine too long and ended up with a jaw bone infection. Not only was it very painful-it was also very expencive treatment. I had to see the dentist daily for over a week and every day he needed to remove stiches and re-stich again. And because everything was so infected it made it difficult to use anaesthetic-say no more!!!

So just get her to a dentist and hold her hand!

Confuzed

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#9 Fri 13 Apr 07 8:44pm

Joba

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Re: Problems with wisdom teeth - what to eat?

Thanks for your suggestions! I puréed some sweet potatoes, carrots and celery with thyme and basil now  - and she loved it! To cover the vitamin part, I'm doing several smoothies which bring back some color and taste in her life...

And don't worry: she has already been seeing a dentist, but because the infection is so bad, he could do nothing but prescribe heavy antibiotics....poor thing!

Joba

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#10 Fri 13 Apr 07 9:10pm

oliviascotland

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Re: Problems with wisdom teeth - what to eat?

Glad to hear that things are under control, and I do so sympathise.  If she's having large doses of antibiotics, she should really eat a portion of live (bio) yoghurt with every dose - it cuts down on the likelihood of upset tummies and other nasties which would be the last thing she needs at the moment.

Good wishes for a speedy recovery smile

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