Eating After Oral Surgery

It can be hard to find good, satisfying foods to eat after dental surgery.

Soft foods that require little to no chewing are best to start with, since healing can take a few days and you may be in some discomfort. You may want to prepare some meals in advance to have ready. Some examples of good foods to eat: mashed potatoes, carrots, applesauce, bananas, yogurt, soup broths, jell, and pasta (as long as it is soft). Basically anything that won’t stick, poke, or tear at the healing tissue of the surgical area.

Healing time will vary for each person. It will ultimately be your decision on when to start eating different foods, as you will know how your own body is healing. After a few days, you can try foods that are a little more solid, just take it easy and don’t go overboard. After about a week, you should be good to go.

Feel free to contact your dental office at anytime and they can answer any questions or concerns before, during, or after surgery. You can reach us at 902-597-3831.