When you have oral surgery, the recovery is important to ensure you heal properly. During the healing process, it is important to eat the right foods. If you are well prepared at home your recovery will go smooth. We recommend patients plan ahead and purchase soft food items prior to their surgery, so they have choices ready to go when they return home from their procedure.
At Wellesley Oral Surgery & Implant Center, our team will discuss what to eat and what to expect during the recovery period. This allows our patients to ask questions, and ensures they are prepared for the healing process. We provide a detailed list of recovery tips and food items patients should have on hand at home during their recovery.
What Are Examples of Oral Surgery Procedures that Require Special Foods Afterwards?
- Dental Implants
- Sinus Lift
- Bone Grafting
- Ridge Augmentation
- Wisdom Teeth
- Impacted Canines
- Jaw Surgery
What Are Examples of Soft Foods I can Eat After My Oral Surgery?
- Scrambled Eggs
- Ice cream
- Mashed Potatoes
- Soft Fruit
What Foods Should I Avoid After Surgery?
- Hard or sticky foods
- Chewy foods
- Spicy Foods
- Alcoholic beverages
On the day of your surgery, we recommend only drinking clear fluids. Patients can gradually move towards soft foods as they heal. It is important to make sure you eat during recovery to promote proper healing. Drinking out of a straw should be avoided, as this can disrupt the surgery area. To optimize healing, patients can increase their protein intake to help the healing process. Stay hydrated and avoid strenuous physical activity. Patients can resume brushing and flossing, but should be careful around the surgery area. Keeping up with oral hygiene and keeping the area clean is important.
Interested in Finding Out More?
If you are interested in finding out more about oral surgery and the recovery process, we encourage you to contact Wellesley Oral Surgery & Implant Center. Our doctors have years of experience in oral surgery, and always provide the highest level of care to all of our patients. We provide a calm and welcoming environment, and use state of the art technology to make your experience exceptional. When you choose an oral surgeon, you want to know you are in good hands, and at Wellesley Oral Surgery & Implant Center we provide quality dental care that you can trust.
To schedule your appointment contact Wellesley Oral Surgery & Implant Center, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.