What Can You Eat After Oral Surgery?
After you’ve had surgery on your mouth, only some foods feel okay to eat. You need to eat what feels comfortable, and you need to ensure you do not complicate your healing process. You also need to avoid sipping through a straw, too, as the air pressure from sucking could loosen the blood clots you are wanting to form.
So What Foods Are Best Post Oral Surgery?
Here are 20 foods that are great to eat while you’re healing from oral surgery.
A little soy sauce on some tofu, mashed up. Works like a charm. Getting protein can be a challenge when you cannot chew meat, and tofu is a wonderful substitute.
Just avoid flavors with seeds. No blackberry, raspberry, passion fruit, or anything seeded.
You can add juice to sweeten it and give it some more flavor, too. Puddings of all kinds are a lovely treat when recuperating at home. Just watch that sugar intake.
Drinking warm or iced tea — don’t make it hot — can reduce bleeding. The tannin that tea contains is good for that.
Good old-fashioned tomato soup is especially nice for a recovering mouth.
As long as it’s really soft, you should be good. Sprinkling a bit of water on it and microwaving it ten seconds can help soften it up.
Soft cheeses are best. Brie is buttery goodness, and great on its own. Melting some cheese can work well too.
Hummus and guacamole are great to it by themselves, and pack some caloric punch.
Scrambled eggs, with a little melted cheese, melt in your mouth and get your some needed protein.
It may sound extravagant, but sushi-grade tuna — maguro nigiri, say — is full of flavor and easy to consume without chewing.
- Frozen Yogurt
Ice cream is great as well, but if you want to conserve on calories, froyo is a smart choice. You can find it in a variety of flavors these days.
Jello goes down easy, and is easy to prepare. Jelly works too, though it tends to have a lot more sugar.
- Mac & cheese
Not al dente, though — you want your Mac & Chee to be soft, so cook it thoroughly.
- Mashed potatoes
Nothing says “comfort food” quite like mashed potatoes and gravy. It’s so soft that you can practically drink it. Don’t overheat it, though. Hot foods are best avoid while healing.
You can spice it up, or just mash it up on its own. Surprisingly filling, too.
Let the bananas get a bit riper than you might ordinarily, and you’ll be in potassium heaven. The type of banana mush that is great for banana bread is perfect.
Chilled, soft, naturally sweet. You can make it yourself or get it from the store. Works great with a few dashes of cinnamon as well.
Opt for the soft, flat noodles, and cook them thoroughly. Your goal is to avoid needing to chew it.
- Almond butter
Any kind of nut butter, really — peanut butter, cashew butter. Pick the smooth rather than the chunky, though.
This is great as a mixer, too. Add some maple syrup, some brown sugar, or some honey, and maybe a few of those mashed, ripe bananas.