What Do I Eat After Oral Surgery
After an oral surgery procedure, one might feel overwhelmed with following their treatment plan. Feeling overwhelmed is especially true regarding what foods to eat after dental procedures. Although nuts, chips, and meat can all taste delicious, eating a diet made of soft foods is the best option after dental work. Oral surgeries, such as wisdom teeth removal, can place considerable stress on a person’s mouth and jaw.
After oral surgery, please follow all post-surgery instructions the dentist gives to ensure recovery happens as quickly as possible.
Soft Foods To Eat After Oral Surgery
The American Dental Association (ADA) has put together lists of foods to eat after dental surgeries. Additionally, these lists include foods to eat when a person is experiencing any common dental issues, such as canker sores or chewing difficulties.
Ideas of soft foods to eat are:
- Scrambled eggs
- Soft bread
- Mashed vegetables
- Mashed fruits
- Mashed beans
- Soft-cooked rice
For more ideas, check out the complete list from Mouth Healthy.
A soft food diet is excellent for healing and recovering from dental implants or oral surgeries. In addition, a soft food diet limits irritation of the stitches or tender areas and reduces excess biting that can delay the healing process. Moreover, oral irritation and excessive biting can open wounds and prevent a person’s jaw and teeth from healing correctly.
After a person schedules their dental surgery appointment, a great idea would be to stock up on plenty of soft food to eat during their recovery process.
Foods To Avoid After Dental Surgery
Although it is challenging to avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky foods, it is necessary to ensure a person’s jaw and teeth heal after any dental work procedure. For example, chips and chewing gum are food items to avoid while recovering from dental work. Other foods to temporarily remove from a person’s diet include:
- Hard or gummy candies
- Uncooked vegetables
- Hard bread
- Meat (involves excessive chewing and biting)
After the recovery process, a person can start eating a varied diet of soft and hard foods. However, one should slowly incorporate hard foods back into their diet.
Contact Dr. Pollock
Ready to overcome dental pain? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dr. Pollock today at Rockwall Oral Surgery to schedule an appointment to find relief from dental pain. Individuals can reach us at (469) 264-8921 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to helping people find relief from dental pain!