questionswhat are good soft foods/liquids to eat when…

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Scrambled eggs and soft toast (don't eat the crust).

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Try scrambled eggs or poached eggs on toast (a personal fav when I had dental work). Also, Ensure and similar drinks are great too! As for video games, don't know too many for slow computers, but there are plenty of sites to visit for Free games (ie: POGO) or many others. Good luck on your surgery!

Edit - oops! I gotta learn to type faster! @tbgolladay beat me to the 1st post! ;-<

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I ate a lot of jello. There's so many flavors too :)

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Sorbet and italian ice was my wife's best friend, also she did a lot of Jello and Pudding cups.

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BEER is food for the body and soul.

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The sauce... applesauce!!! can always add cinnamon to taste

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Don't try to drink anything with a straw, even if it just a soda.

Jello, pudding, very mashed potatoes, apple sauce, toast dipped in tomato soup, and of course ice cream.

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Smoothies will get you through a lot, and you can get lots of good things added in for extra protein, etc. You're more limited in choices when it comes to savory vs. sweet foods. I'm in the deep south so I'm a big fan of grits, but that might not be for everyone. You might prefer mashed potatoes, soups (without the crunchy or chewy things that are in some soups.

Just be sure to follow your dentist's directions and take it easy. My experience was pretty easy, but DH looked like he had a big triangle for his head (his jaws swelled up wider than the rest of his head). This was before we were married and I had to take him home to meet the family looking like that! LOL! Too stubborn to follow directions. Learn from his mistake!

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Yogurt, kefir (kind of liquid yogurt), popsicles, and Shockwave for games.
Be sure to have ice packs ready.

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In addition to all the suggestions, I'd suggest Boost drinks if you don't do too well with anesthesia/painkillers. They're nutritious and they don't really upset your stomach if you have a reaction to any of the meds given to you.

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People got most the foods I ate covered already. For video games, the original starcraft/brood war are great games that people still play online and can run on terrible computers by today's standards.

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Beware of cold foods and drinks the first day or two. Really cold things will contract the gums and will cause bleeding if you have sutures. I had 3 impacted teeth and stitches. My mom gave me yogurt the first day. The taste of blood and blueberries was not fun. Couldn't eat yogurt for years..

Make sure you take the drugs on time. Even if you are not hurting, take them as directed. Keep ahead of the pain and use those ice packs...

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Warm chocolate pudding (or another favorite flavor). There is something so soothing about eating pudding when it is still warm. Hope you feel better soon!

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When I had my wisdom teeth out (all four impacted, two turned sideways, one with a root wrapped around the nerve) I ate popsicles and apple sauce for about a day. After that I ate pretty much just normal food. I remember going out for burgers with my Mom on day three. It really wasn't nearly as big a deal as I thought it would be. Do follow your dentist/oral surgeon's instructions and definitely don't use a straw for anything for a while (the suction can cause dry sockets which are, from what I've heard, extremely painful).

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Whatever you do, don't go to Panera the day after, thinking you are all better and get a sandwich and some potato chips. Worst. Idea. Ever.

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Mashed potatos and gray alway worked for me!

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Vienna sausages, yogurt, cottage cheese, applesauce...basically anything you would feed a toddler that they wouldn't choke on.

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been there. done that. have a ride that is willing to stay with you for at least 24 hours so they can drive if you need to go someplace (to get meds, to get home, hospital) & wake you to take your medicines when needed (take everything even if you don't think you need it). just plan to sleep the first 12 to 18 hours afterward. then lots of water/koolaid/gatoraid (not soda-bubbles hurt till day 4) & soft foods. surprisingly chicken soup and apple sauce helps with the nutrient content well. be prepared to go back to see doc if anything comes up [husband got dry socket, i couldn't open my jaw to get the spoon of applesauce into my mouth (swollen joint)]. don't make plans for a week-you're gonna need extra recovery if you work.
hope you have a good support system and a great surgeon.

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@1rudeboy: that will DEFINITELY CAUSE DRY SOCKET DON'T DO IT

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Brothy soups, Cream of wheat, potted meat (if you like it), humus/bean dips, brunschweiger/goose liver (if you like it), potato pancakes, ham salad, chicken salad IF it is made with the smushy canned chicken, there are all sorts of meat spreads in the same aisle where you find tuna and canned chicken....A lot of things can count as 'soft' foods....as long as you put it in a food processor and blend it down. The key is that it has to be wet...in other words...if you processed a chicken breast...you have to add chicken broth to it to make it soft/smushy....if it stays dry...it still counts as 'solid' food.

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All excellent suggestions. The one thing that really helped my son was keeping the ice packs going on both sides for 20 minutes on/20 minutes off for the first 24 hours. That kept the swelling to a minimum. After 24 hours he was told to switch to heat on both sides if he needed it. Another excellent instruction was to take the vicodin as directed and then 2 hours later take 600mg of ibuprofen if the vicodin wasn't enough to take the edge off the pain and keep it up until he didn't need it anymore. He did that for about 2 days after. He was eating normally within about 5 days.

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Take your painkillers as directed. Don't wait for the pain to show up to take them.

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Souuuuuup. Very well blended soups, like tomato. Nom nom. I also second the hummus and tuna-based anything ideas, as well as fruit smoothies and milkshakes.

As for games, there's always roguelikes (Nethack, Ancient Domains of Mystery, Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, Angband) - all of which are very complex dungeon crawlers and all of which run on very old computers, since they're ASCII based. If you're able to telnet/SSH, there's online servers for Nethack (nethack.alt.org) and Crawl (crawl.akrasiac.org) for fun times with leadership boards. Expect to die a lot, though.

If you want a shooter but again are okay with ASCII, there is a "DoomRL" out there which is quite fun.

If your computer runs Flash well enough, then there's a sweet little collaborative MMO called "Glitch" which is also fun and free - and cute!