Healthy, Soft Foods You Can Enjoy After Receiving Oral Surgery
Posted on 5/9/2022 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
Getting oral surgery can be fast and painless, often leaving the mouth feeling better and more comfortable than it was. However, to ensure you get great results, it is important that you give the mouth the care it needs and the proper time to heal. You need to eat foods that will not damage or worsen the areas of the mouth that are healing. Fortunately, you can still consume healthy foods while recovering.
What to Consume and What to Avoid
Once our oral surgeon performs oral surgery, he or she will provide post-op instructions. When it comes to oral surgery recovery, you as the patient, play an important role just as the surgeon does. Therefore, we commend that you have a healthy diet during recovery. The foods you consume should be gentle to the operation site. You can enjoy foods such as juices, smoothies, and protein shakes. These are soft enough to prevent damage to the site. You can also eat soft vegetables, jams, mashed potatoes, and baked potatoes. Fruits and vegetables that do not crunch are also a good option. Applesauce, yogurt, bisques, soups, and noodles are another choice.
If you experience any pain or bleeding that persists for long, contact our oral surgeon for a checkup. There are also other post-op care tips that you need to follow. For instance, you need to avoid touching the site with a toothbrush while brushing. Additionally, you should avoid any other thing that is likely to interfere with the healing process such as coffee. You can use a mouthwash to do away with bacteria. Our team may prescribe antibiotics and painkillers to help with pain and prevent attacks on the site by bacteria. To get a tooth extraction or oral surgery, contact our team. Depending on the specific case being addressed, we have various oral surgery procedures and treatments we offer. Schedule an appointment today.
Dental Blog | Madison Oral Surgery and Dental Implants The doctors at Madison Oral Surgery and Dental Implants have provided this blog to help our patients and the community. We hope our blog will cover the many topics that you and your family may be interested in. Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, 2921 Landmark Place, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53713, (608) 960-7650, madisonoralsurgeons.com, 10/3/2023, Tags: Oral Surgeon, Dental Implants, All on 4, Wisdom Teeth Extractions