Oral Health Nutrition

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
BEVERAGES
  • Water
  • Iced Tea
  • Milk
  • Gatorade
  • Kool-Aid
  • Ensure
  • Iced Coffee
MEALS
  • Oatmeal
  • Waffles
  • Pancakes
  • Eggs
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Pasta
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Tuna
  • Baked Fish
  • Potato Salad
  • Egg Salad
SNACKS
  • Jell-o
  • Pudding

  • Yogurt

  • Ice Cream

  • Milkshakes

  • Smoothies

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