Foods You Can Safely Enjoy After Oral SurgeryOctober 7, 2021 6:19 pm |
If you need a tooth extracted, a dental implant put in, or gum/bone grafting, you’ll need oral surgery. Oral surgery can be intimidating, but our team is here to put your mind at ease. What about after surgery? What can you eat? Here’s a list to start with:
Broth – like chicken or beef – provides essential vitamins and minerals. It’s also hydrating, which is important for the healing process. Be sure to drink broth at a lukewarm temperature.
Like broth, you drink blended soups. There’s a wide variety of soup options, many of which you can easily make yourself using your favorite vegetables. Make sure the soup is thoroughly blended as chunks of food can irritate your mouth.
Sweet and cool, applesauce is a great choice after surgery. It helps you get in a healthy helping of fruit, which is challenging to do when you can’t chew.
Bananas are another good post-surgery fruit. They’re already soft and can be made softer by mashing.
Speaking of fruit, smoothies are another way to get in your recommended servings. You can blend any fruit you want and add other healthy ingredients like Greek yogurt.
For protein, scrambled eggs are a good semi-soft food to eat after your first recovery day. Eat them when they’re lukewarm.
Cottage cheese is another good protein-rich food. It contains other vitamins and minerals, too. You can eat it plain or add it to smoothies!
When smooth, mashed potatoes make a good high-calorie meal following oral surgery. Why does the calorie count matter? Your body needs lots of calories when it’s healing.
Oral Surgery at Vista Ridge Family Dentistry in Cedar Park, Texas
Eating well is vital to healing after surgery. Thankfully, as long as you avoid crunchy, spicy, chewy, or hot foods, everything should go smoothly. If you have any questions about your post-surgery diet, please don’t hesitate to ask! At our office, we’re committed to making oral surgery as stress-free as possible. Wondering if you might need oral surgery or just want to book a regular appointment? Contact us today.