Patients should be restricted to a soft diet, ie: nothing harder than cooked pasta noodles after wisdom teeth surgery for about 4-6 weeks. A soft diet also includes foods such as, scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, cottage cheese, soups, noodles etc. You do not need to be on a strictly liquid diet. Having good sources for protein and vitamin C will help you heal. Your jaw is at risk for fracture for up to 6 weeks after molar extraction. Avoid anything hard or crunchy, like hard crusts, nuts or candy, ie. Jawbreakers, toffee, peanut brittle, biscotti.
Please remember to avoid seeds, nuts and husks for at least 2 weeks and no popcorn for 2 months after surgery as they can get stuck in the sockets and cause infection.
Do NOT suck on anything such as: straws, ice chips or popsicles for at least 2 weeks as well.