After any Oral Surgery, we have found that certain steps must be followed and certain food and drinks must be avoided to minimize your discomfort.


Avoid for 7 Days After Surgery:

  • Carbonated Drinks

  • Spicy Foods

  • Using Straws

  • Acidic Juices

  • Tomato Juice or Soup

  • Spitting, swooshing, and exercising

  • Always remove any gauze before eating or drinking.

  • A soft food diet is advised for the first couple of days after the procedure.

  • It is also recommended not to use a straw for the first week because it will disturb the site.

  • A nutritionally balanced diet is essential for well-being, gaining back your strength, feeling less pain a healing quickly.  


Suggested Food and Drink for 5-6 Days After Surgery



  • Water

  • Iced Tea

  • Milk

  • Gatorade

  • Kool-Aid

  • Ensure

  • Iced Coffee


  • Oatmeal

  • Waffles

  • Pancakes

  • Eggs

  • Mashed Potatoes

  • Pasta

  • Mac & Cheese

  • Tuna

  • Baked Fish

  • Potato Salad

  • Egg Salad


  • Jell-o

  • Pudding

  • Yogurt

  • Ice Cream

  • Milkshakes

  • Smoothies


Try some of our favorite Soft-Food Recipes
Created by the team at Sharma Oral Surgery


Dr. Sharma’s Shepherd's Pie

Ana’s Banana Smoothie

Emiliya’s Baked Potato

Andrea’s Lemon Salmon