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Paleo foods to eat after getting my tooth pulled out...

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 20, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Ok my Cave-man lovelies,

I need your advice...

Here's the deal - after years of chomping through sugary sweets my teeth have (unsuprisingly) gotten a wee bit messed up. So my dentist is going to pull one of them out. Eeek.

Ah well, let's look on the bright side - if something is going to teach me not to eat sweets this must be it!

Anyone got any ideas on foods that I can eat (or rather, not eat) over the next few days? Solids are completely out and as much as I love soup there's only so long I can sustain myself on pureed vegetables. My dentist suggested custard and ice-cream (dentist recommending sugar - strange, no?) which are out and I don't want to let my protein intake slip down too much.

Any ideas will be appreciated!

Thanks,

SB

79b187d791eae49070a90d6ca7ee5547

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on February 23, 2012
at 01:01 PM

When you make your own stock from beef or chicken, including joint bones, and do it right, you'll get a nice mineral and vitamin infused broth that is rich in color and free of bits and pieces. You just have to prepare it right. Once you skim off the fat and strain it, it should be free of anything with the consistency of water.

De1b08003430c95711cac525098435e9

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on February 20, 2012
at 04:49 PM

Yeah, I will betaking the anti-biotics. I find the line betweeen good and bad 'evolution' a hard one to tread (i.e. man growing wheat to feed the massses v man inventing penicillin to save the masses). Not helped by coming from a medical family and living with medical housemates (we have many fun nights spent debating breadTo me the bottom line is we have spent years inventing things to help us, some of them do help (various drugs, plasters, freezers), some of them hinder (various other drugs, grains, sweets) - you just have to learn all you can to make the best judgement that you can!

De1b08003430c95711cac525098435e9

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on February 20, 2012
at 04:40 PM

Thanks Rick - you're right, home made is always worth the effort. For a start it's very rare that you can find soups, stews or broths without added corn flour or some nasty oils in them anyways. Just most of my stews have 'bits' floating around in them, which always seem to be drawn to the most inconvenient cavity they can find :(

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

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on February 20, 2012
at 03:46 PM

My thought, don't mess around with skipping antibiotics after major surgery. Tooth extractions are fairly major in my book. You've got a hole leading to the bone.

76d70438d2442d21206b8e5528d23d23

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on February 20, 2012
at 03:20 PM

YW! Sorry I missed the liver; chicken liver especially is great! And since you eat dairy, cream of X soups get added to the soup list. Plus you can have kefir, cottage cheese, etc, etc, etc.....

De1b08003430c95711cac525098435e9

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on February 20, 2012
at 02:33 PM

Thanks - marrow looks good. And someone else has pointed out livers are pretty good mushed up. To be honest this isn't looking as hard as I first thought... Paleo really does get the brain juices flowing as well as the digestive ones doesn't it! I do eat dairy - what were you thinking? Also have been told to go to town on the coconut milk (go on then, you've twisted my arm) Thanks for your input SB

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at 02:32 PM

Plus 1 for marrow!

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76d70438d2442d21206b8e5528d23d23

on February 20, 2012
at 01:45 PM

Soup isn't just vegetables. You can make chicken soups, beef stews, and chilis and run them through the blender. (Just go easy on those chili spices the first couple of days!)

Drink broth or stock straight.

Check out the marrow post (here on PaleoHacks) from earlier today.

And if you eat dairy there are more possibilities.....

76d70438d2442d21206b8e5528d23d23

(1098)

on February 20, 2012
at 03:20 PM

YW! Sorry I missed the liver; chicken liver especially is great! And since you eat dairy, cream of X soups get added to the soup list. Plus you can have kefir, cottage cheese, etc, etc, etc.....

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 20, 2012
at 02:32 PM

Plus 1 for marrow!

De1b08003430c95711cac525098435e9

(10)

on February 20, 2012
at 02:33 PM

Thanks - marrow looks good. And someone else has pointed out livers are pretty good mushed up. To be honest this isn't looking as hard as I first thought... Paleo really does get the brain juices flowing as well as the digestive ones doesn't it! I do eat dairy - what were you thinking? Also have been told to go to town on the coconut milk (go on then, you've twisted my arm) Thanks for your input SB

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on February 21, 2012
at 01:40 AM

Mmmmm, get a whole log of good braunschweiger and enjoy!!!

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0266737ea1782946902fd3f8e60fa0b9

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on February 20, 2012
at 04:11 PM

When I had gum surgery, I did a lot of mashed avocado. I also recommend a protein shake-if you have an industrial blender (like a vitamix) just throw a bunch of veggies in there too-I would put kale, carrots, celery, you name it, with a scoop or two of protein powder, a little almond milk to thin it out, and sometimes a little coconut water. If I wanted a little sweetness, I'd just put in some frozen berries. Pureed veggie soups were good, mashed sweet potatoes work well. You'll be surprised--there's a lot you can do!

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on February 20, 2012
at 03:41 PM

Here is what I prepared for getting my wisdom Teeth pulled. Liquified Food Choices:

??? Fage yogurt

??? Cottage Cheese

??? Coconut Water

??? Mashed Japanese sweet potato

??? Canned pumpkin

??? Canned butternut squash

??? Pulsed fish, chicken

??? Coconut Oil

??? Pulsed Kimchi

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79b187d791eae49070a90d6ca7ee5547

on February 20, 2012
at 02:37 PM

Good quality, home made bone broth from grass fed beef or pastured chickens. This is by far the best thing you could drink/eat during this time. Don't use the boxed kind from the store, but make your own. I know it's more trouble and takes more time, but if you do it once and do it right, you'll be addicted.

De1b08003430c95711cac525098435e9

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on February 20, 2012
at 04:40 PM

Thanks Rick - you're right, home made is always worth the effort. For a start it's very rare that you can find soups, stews or broths without added corn flour or some nasty oils in them anyways. Just most of my stews have 'bits' floating around in them, which always seem to be drawn to the most inconvenient cavity they can find :(

79b187d791eae49070a90d6ca7ee5547

(125)

on February 23, 2012
at 01:01 PM

When you make your own stock from beef or chicken, including joint bones, and do it right, you'll get a nice mineral and vitamin infused broth that is rich in color and free of bits and pieces. You just have to prepare it right. Once you skim off the fat and strain it, it should be free of anything with the consistency of water.

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7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on February 21, 2012
at 05:23 AM

Just a contribution for ease. I made my own baby food for both kids. (Was not Paleo back then--just cheap.) Anyway. I would make homemade apple sauce, squash...whatever and then freeze as ice cubes. While I was at work my husband would grab frozen cubes out of marked bags and heat. You're bigger then my babies but maybe you could do the same thing in larger containers?

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on February 21, 2012
at 04:47 AM

don't forget gelatin! you can make "jello" with plain knox and juice.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 21, 2012
at 02:16 AM

My husband just had teeth pulled too- lunch was a pureed bone broth/veggie soup and supper was meaty spaghetti sauce, which I blended.

Breakfast will probably be either scrambled eggs or a smoothie with fruit/yogurt/egg.

Soon he will heal enough to gum his food like a baby!

The Mexican dentist just specified no oily food to start and ice if it bleeds. I made icy tea bags instead because tannic acid is good, but he hasn't needed them.

Down here there was no antibiotic prescribed.

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on February 20, 2012
at 03:27 PM

What are your thoughts on the antibiotics that are likely to ensue after said teeth pulling? As for soft foods, I love pureed veggies (made with butter/cream/bacon fat/bone broth depending on your diet and/or preferences). Cauliflower is one of my faves: http://www.food-strong.com/2011/08/garlic-creamed-cauliflower/

De1b08003430c95711cac525098435e9

(10)

on February 20, 2012
at 04:49 PM

Yeah, I will betaking the anti-biotics. I find the line betweeen good and bad 'evolution' a hard one to tread (i.e. man growing wheat to feed the massses v man inventing penicillin to save the masses). Not helped by coming from a medical family and living with medical housemates (we have many fun nights spent debating breadTo me the bottom line is we have spent years inventing things to help us, some of them do help (various drugs, plasters, freezers), some of them hinder (various other drugs, grains, sweets) - you just have to learn all you can to make the best judgement that you can!

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on February 20, 2012
at 03:46 PM

My thought, don't mess around with skipping antibiotics after major surgery. Tooth extractions are fairly major in my book. You've got a hole leading to the bone.

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(212)

on February 20, 2012
at 02:37 PM

I'm addressing this very issue as my daughter goes to have all 4 wisdom teeth pulled. I was thinking apple sauce, some soft eggs? But broth is probably going to big, maybe with some julienned zucchini (like noodles)?

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on February 20, 2012
at 02:33 PM

I'm liking the irony of your dentist's dietary recommendations! Although you could pull one over on him/her by making some paleo 'ice-cream'...

http://www.dessertstalker.com/?bwbps_extnav_gal=2&bwbps_q=ice+cream&bwbps_submit.x=0&bwbps_submit.y=0&bwbps_submit=Submit

Moving on... if you're concerned about your protein intake, fine with dairy (and not feeling in a particularly 'savoury' mood), you could always plump for a protein shake (there are some pretty decent ones out there). Mind you, even if you're not fine with dairy, there are plenty of alternative powdered proteins such as egg white, goat's milk etc. which will do the trick just fine.

However, I would have to say that I agree with Frugal Jen in that some form of meat-a-licious soupy/stew concoctions might just hit the spot!

Good luck with the tooth :S I feel for you, I'm in the chair a week today! :S

Prudence.

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