As you recover from oral surgery, it is important to take it easy. This means getting plenty of rest, giving your body a chance to recover, and consuming soft, easy-to-eat foods. Often, our patients want to know what they can eat, so our Williamsville Family Dentistry team has come up with a list of five foods that you can eat after oral surgery.
1. Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt is high in protein, vitamins, and other beneficial things that can help aid your recovery. Best of all, it comes in a variety of flavors and it’s smooth, creamy texture might help numb the mouth.
2. Blended Soups
Whether you’re partial to tomato, cream of mushroom, potato, or any other blended soup, these are great options post-surgery. Blended soups are easy to eat, don’t require chewing and are delicious!
3. Scrambled Eggs
Easy to prepare and high in protein, scrambled eggs are another excellent option that works for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Fruit contains many vitamins and antioxidants that promote good health, but it can be hard to eat. Applesauce doubles as a great source of vitamin C and a tasty treat!
5. Banana Ice Cream
While you’ve certainly earned the right to treat yourself to some ice cream after having oral surgery, the high sugar content in most ice cream can increase your risk for tooth decay. A great, homemade alternative involves blending frozen bananas and enjoying a cool, creamy treat! If your mouth is sore and swollen, banana ice cream can help ease those symptoms.
No matter which foods you chose to eat after oral surgery, be sure that you’re following our instructions for recovery. For example, we ask our patients to avoid using straws after their surgery so that the suction doesn’t dislodge newly-formed blood clots and create painful dry sockets. To ask our team any other questions about recovery or to schedule your next visit, contact our office today!