Foods to Eat After Oral Surgery

After having orFoods to Eat After Oral Surgeryal surgery, it is important to ensure you are getting adequate nutrition. Soft and easy to chew food options are recommended and are necessary for proper healing, there also cause minimal irritation to surgery sites compared to hard and crunchy food options. It is also very important to keep yourself hydrated and nourished during the healing process. Depending on the nature of your surgery, it can take a week or two before you can go back to eating your regular meals.

For most people, we recommend eating cool and warm soft foods, soups and drinks for the first few days to allow the sites to heal. Very hot foods and drinks should be avoided after oral surgery to prevent irritation of the gum and surgery sites. 

Some great food options are:

  • Applesauce
  • Yogurt
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Mac and Cheese/Pasta
  • Oatmeal
  • Cooled or Warm Soups
  • Bananas
  • Pudding
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Jello
  • Smoothies or Milkshakes
  • Ice Cream¬†
  • Popsicles

Our team will give you all the aftercare instructions tailored to your treatment type and individual needs at your consultation and after your surgery. We are also available at the office by phone for any additional questions or clarification you may need. It may be uncomfortable to eat at first, but your health depends on your body being nourished, hydrated and strong!