If you or a loved one are preparing for an upcoming dental procedure, there are a few factors to consider to help you heal faster. You’ll need to rest just after your surgery, take pain medications as prescribed, don’t smoke or use tobacco products and stay hydrated. You’ll also need a special diet. To help you along, we’ve compiled a list of the best foods to eat after a dental surgery.
Apples are high in nutritional content. They contain vitamin C and both types of necessary fiber (soluble and insoluble). Applesauce is a good alternative to crunchy, hard apples after dental surgery.
We highly recommend blended soups because they are an excellent way to get your vegetable intake while healing, without the crunch. Pumpkin, squash, and tomato soups blended are an excellent way to get vitamins and minerals and stay hydrated.
Potatoes are filling and can be delicious when mashed with a bit of butter and salt. They also contain vitamin C, which can aid in healing.
Greek yogurt contains probiotics, which can boost the immune and digestive system. It is also high in protein. Both of these factors make greek yogurt an ideal food for healing the body.
Eggs are also high in protein and can be prepared extremely soft. Scrambled eggs are the easiest to consume when you have a sore mouth.
If you’re craving a sweet treat but want to avoid sugar (which can mix with bacteria to cause tooth decay), try a mashed banana. Bananas contain key nutrients like potassium and electrolytes. Both will help to nurture the body in recovering.
Foods to Avoid
Try to steer clear of foods that are crunchy, hot, or cold. This may delay healing and might also cause pain. Avoid drinking carbonated beverages and alcohol. We strongly advise that you do not drink from a straw until you’re completely healed. Drinking from a straw can increase your risk of getting a dry socket, which can lead to bacteria and infection.
Let us know if you have any questions about your surgery. We are here to answer your questions and concerns!