The Best Foods to Eat Post Oral Surgery
After oral surgery, our team will give you specific care instructions to follow at home. For example, we will recommend you eat soft foods. Hard and crunchy foods can irritate your surgery site. Soft foods will be easy to eat as you recover.
The following foods are safe and comfortable to eat post oral surgery. It’s likely that you already have some of these foods in your home!
- Protein Shakes & Smoothies
- Mashed Potatoes
- Scrambled Eggs
Protein shakes and smoothies are easy to eat, filling, and nutrient-dense. Getting adequate nutrition will be critical as you recover. Just remember to not drink your beverages with a straw. The sucking of a straw can dislodge the blood clot that is supposed to form at your surgery site. If it gets dislodged, you will experience a painful dry socket.
Creamy mashed potatoes is a food that doesn’t require much chewing. Potatoes contain many healthful minerals and vitamins, such as vitamin C. Vitamin C helps your body heal after surgery, injury, and infection.
Scrambled eggs are another nutritional and easy food choice post oral surgery. They contain protein, which is the building block of all your body cells, as well as many disease-fighting nutrients.
We also recommend eating applesauce with no sugar added (just sprinkle with some cinnamon for extra flavor), low-sugar yogurt, steamed broccoli, oatmeal, cream of wheat, and bananas.
Tooth Extraction & Root Canals at Serenity Dental Studio
If you’ve been told you need oral surgery, like a tooth extraction or root canal therapy, visit us here at Serenity Dental Studio! We can thoroughly answer any questions you may have so you can make an informed decision about your oral healthcare. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!