questionswhat are some tips for helping wisdom teeth heal?

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First off - Don't you eat that steak!

You want soup, Jello, and as many clear liquids down you as possible.
The soup and liquids prevents dry socket.

My favorite was bake potato soup and red Gatorade mixed with ginger-ale.

Don't smoke while you are recovering.

Sleep as much as you can and take those pain killers. Should be up to steak eating in about 3 days. Alternatively, you could make a steak smoothie. Yes, I am for real.

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Listen to happyknappy beard. He sounds like he knows what he is talking about. If it's good steak, don't waste it on a smoothie.

All four at once? Owwwie. Hope you are feeling better soon, but do take it easy in the meantime.

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Do not use straws either-will dislodge the clotting and cause more bleeding.

Make sure that you ice your jaw as this will reduce the swelling and make the pain more bearable.

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I had 4 taken out a few years ago not fun! Most people take a few days but it took me about a week to get back to normal, I ate a lot of scrambled eggs, and mashed potatoes and yes baby food...mango puree is the best ( are you surprised) and yes a lot of sleep and rest will do you good. I hope you feel better soon! :-)

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Steak smoothie! Wow haha, I think I can hold on to it for a few days :)

Yes, all 4 at once. And I was awake the whole time, do not recommended that!

Yep got the icing going, swelling has gone down a lot because of it :)

Baby food! Why didn't I think of that, and scrambled eggs sound so good right now. All I have had is Jello, Tapioca Pudding, and Applesauce all day! Thanks for the suggestions all!

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I just had mine taken out a few weeks ago. I drank Ensure Plus (http://ensure.com/products/ensure-plus) for most of my meals as it went down easy and fulfilled the majority of my caloric/nutrition needs.

Definitely take your meds, and don't smoke or use straws. You don't want dry socket.

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@promyst: Ha! It really isn't for everyone but you might be singing a different tune around the end of the 2nd day. Like my grand-pappy use to say to me "hungry dog will eat anything."

Damn, I can't believe you were conscious for the entirety of the operation. I can honestly say I couldn't have done it while awake. Respect.

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Soft food for a couple of days, plenty of rest. Soon you'll be chewing on your favorite steak!

And listen to the "no straws" warnings!

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Don't poke the wound with anything sharp.

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I just had a wisdom tooth pulled (yes, pulled) this past thursday. My face has been killing me since. No pain killers though :/ I think my mouth had a lot of trauma, because even though I was numb, I could feel my whole jaw being moved around during the pulling. This was my third one pulled, and the others were easy and mostly painless. Gonna go drink away the pain now :D

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Wendy's Frosty's, applesauce. No chips or nuts. Sleep.

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I had two taken out many years ago. My best suggestion is do what the doc tells ya. And that pretty much includes all the stuff already mentioned. NO STRAWS... (no major suction or blowing) blowing up balloons and such. Lots of soft liquid foods... My favorite was a noodle soup from the chinese place around the corner from where I lived. Had enough soft stuff in it that I didn't feel like I was drinking liquid, and enough liquid to keep my mouth well hydrated.

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Watch the Zombie, drink the Zombie and be the Zombie!

Recipes:
Zombie recipe
1/2 oz Bacardi® 151 rum
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
1/2 oz apricot brandy
1 tsp sugar
2 oz light rum
1 oz dark rum
1 oz lime juice

Blend all ingredients with ice except Bacardi 151 proof rum. Pour into a collins glass. Float Bacardi 151 proof rum on top. Garnish with a fruit slice, sprig of mint and a cherry.

24% (48 proof)
Serve in: Collins Glass

Zombie #2 recipe
1 oz light rum
1/2 oz creme de almond
1 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix
1/2 oz triple sec
1 1/2 oz orange juice
1/2 oz 151 proof rum

Shake all ingredients (except 151 proof rum) with ice and strain into a collins glass over ice cubes. Float the 151 proof rum on top, add a cherry (if desired), and serve.

19% (38 proof)
Serve in: Collins Glass

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Yet more:
Zombie #3 recipe
1 1/4 oz lemon juice
2 dashes grenadine syrup
3/4 oz orange juice
3/4 oz Heering® cherry liqueur
3/4 oz white rum
2 oz dark rum
3/4 oz 151 proof rum

Shake over ice in a shaker, and strain into a large highball glass over crushed ice.

28% (56 proof)
Serve in: Highball Glass

Zombie #4 recipe
1 1/2 oz gold rum
3 tsp lime juice
1 tbsp Jamaican dark rum
1 tbsp white rum
1 tbsp pineapple juice
1 tbsp papaya juice
1 1/2 tsp sugar syrup
1 tsp 151 proof rum
1 pineapple stick
1 pinch powdered sugar

Shake all ingredients (except the high-proof rum) over ice, the pineapple stick and the sugar. Strain and add ice. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry. Float the high-proof rum on top and sprinkle a little sugar over it.

25% (50 proof)
Serve in: Collins Glass

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One last one:
Zombie #5 recipe
1 oz light rum
1/2 oz creme de noyaux
1/2 oz triple sec
1 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix
1 1/2 oz orange juice
1/2 oz 151 proof rum

Strain ingredients into collins glass filled with ice. Top with 151 Proof Rum.

19% (38 proof)
Serve in: Collins Glass

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Love the drink recipes, unfortunately being under the age of 21 provides a difficult challenge :)