Foods to Eat After Oral Surgery Like Wisdom Teeth Removal
After oral surgery, you’ll need to be careful about what you eat while you heal. You may have images of spooning milkshakes into your mouth for a week, but your body also needs nutrition to help you heal. Fortunately, there are plenty of healthy, safe foods you can have during the post-operative period. Here are some good food choices to consider following oral surgery, including the common wisdom teeth removal.
Greek Yogurt – This cool, creamy treat is a rich source of protein and calcium.
Avocado – Full of vitamins and antioxidants. Mash it for easy eating.
Blended Soups – Smooth, blended soup is a great way to get eat lots of vegetables. Make sure it’s not hot!
Cottage Cheese – High in satisfying protein.
Fruit Smoothies – Avoid fruit like raspberries that have lots of little seeds.
Scrambled Eggs – Full of vitamins, minerals, and high-quality protein.
Applesauce – Good source of vitamin C.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes – Excellent source of vitamin A, to help with healing.
Refried Beans – Good source of protein.
Salmon – High in protein and anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats.
Instant Oatmeal – When it’s made with plenty of liquid it is soft enough for sore mouths. Good source of fiber.
Mashed Potatoes – Comforting and filling, with fiber and vitamins.
Meal Replacement Shakes – Any shake that is high in protein and fortified with vitamins and minerals is good.
Pudding – Choose pudding made with milk – high in protein and calcium.
Hummus – Well-blended chickpea hummus is rich in vitamins and fiber.
Macaroni and Cheese – Homemade with real cheese is best, for the highest protein and calcium. Cook the noodles extra well.
Soft Cooked Vegetables – Any vegetable cooked until soft can be mashed with a little butter for a nutritious meal.
Broth – Even the sorest mouth can stand some lukewarm broth to help keep you hydrated.
Cheese – Soft, shredded cheese will give you calcium and protein.
Milkshake – Go ahead; enjoy a few treats as you recover.
To care for your mouth as it heals you should be careful to avoid food that is hot, acidic, spicy, chewy, or crunchy. Avoid anything with crumbs or seeds that can get caught in wounds. Remember not to use a straw, but spoon liquids into your mouth.
For the best in oral surgery care, come see us at Peak OMS, Denver’s choice for oral surgery. Contact the oral and maxillofacial surgical team for an appointment.
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