Treat Yourself With Ice Cream

One of the best parts of having your wisdom teeth removed is all of the ice cream, milkshakes, and smoothies that you get to enjoy during recovery. It’s ok to treat yourself after surgery—especially since the cold, soft treats will help soothe inflamed tissue and because it will help to promote a quickly recovery.

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Where is your favorite place to grab a scoop or two of ice cream? Here are a few places around our community that we love to visit for ice cream or a milkshake.

Chapin – Zesto’s
Is there anything more iconic in Chapin than Vanilla Dipped in Chocolate cone from Zesto’s? They keep things classic here with vanilla or chocolate ice cream and chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry milkshakes.

Newberry – The Corner Scoop
With over 48 flavors of ice cream, floats, and old fashioned snow cones, there is plenty to choose from at The Corner Scoop.

Lexington – Sandy’s Famous Hot Dogs
Sandy’s is known for more than just their hot dogs: their ice cream is absolutely divine! They have over 32 flavors to choose from and range from the classic vanilla and strawberry to Mackinaw Island Fudge, Bubble Gum, and Rocky Road.

Irmo – Marble Slab
You truly can find originality in every scoop of ice cream from Marble Slab, but we suggest holding off on the mix-ins until your mouth heals a little bit. Grab one of their shakes or smoothies to go if you’re on the run!

Columbia – Sweet Cream
Sweet Cream, located in the 1600 block of Main Street near Mast General Store, is a perfect spot to pick up a pint of fun flavors like Madagascar Vanilla, Blueberry Cheesecake, French Toast, and more.

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If you have a wisdom tooth extraction coming up, start making plans for all of the delicious ice cream that you want to enjoy! It’s the sweetest part of the recovery process. Just remember, skip the straw and use a spoon for your milkshake!