If you are preparing for oral surgery, you may be wondering what you can eat during the healing process. Because your mouth will likely be sore, we recommend eating soft foods.
Though your dentist in Sartell, MN dentist will give detailed instructions on the dos and don’ts of oral surgery recovery, we understand some patients may want a specific list of good foods to eat.
Here are some of the best foods you can eat after oral surgery.
#1 Blended soups
Blended soups are easy to eat and don’t have chunks of food that can irritate your mouth. Soups such as tomato, squash, or pumpkin have vitamins and minerals that keep your body nourished and hydrated. It’s also best to eat soups that are lukewarm or cold, as hot soups can irritate the surgery site.
Broths are another great nutritious option for a post-surgery diet. You can try chicken, vegetable, beef, or bone broth, all of which can be flavorful and hydrating. Remember, only eat broths when they are either cold or lukewarm.
#3 Greek yogurt
High in protein, Greek yogurt is smooth and creamy, making it a perfect food to eat when you’re recovering from oral surgery.
#4 Mashed potatoes
Mashed potatoes are comforting and high in carbohydrates, which can give you some much-needed energy after your surgery. Make sure the mashed potatoes are not chunky or hot, as this can affect the surgery site.
Applesauce is smooth and easy to eat, as it likely won’t irritate the surgery site. Applesauce is also a great way to increase your fruit intake without actually eating whole fruits during your recovery.
#6 Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs are one of the best foods you can eat after oral surgery. They’re healthy, a great source of protein, and they’re easy to swallow.
Smoothies are an excellent way to consume fruits and veggies while you heal. They’re cold and can be soothing to the surgery site, and you can also make creative combinations with your favorite fruits or vegetables. For example, you can make a blueberry and kale smoothie or even add avocado to your fruit smoothie for additional creaminess.
Hummus is a delicious dish made of blended chickpeas, olive oil, and herbs. Though you cannot eat hummus with bread or chips during your recovery, hummus tastes great by itself. It’s also healthy in vitamins, minerals, and proteins.
Call Your Dentist in Sartell, MN
Did you recently have oral surgery but aren’t sure what to eat or what to avoid? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Bassas at our Sartell dental office for post-surgical dietary tips. We are always happy to answer your questions about your dental health!