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Safe Foods to Eat After Oral Surgery

For all of you who have just undergone oral surgery, congratulations on taking this step to take care of your smile! You’re probably on the road to recovery right now, which means following your dentist’s orders so you can get back to normal as quickly as possible.

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Part of this process also involves eating the right things so you can let the treatment area heal without any irritation. So what exactly can you eat? Lots of things! The key is to stick to soft foods since those will be gentle on your mouth and easy to eat. Here are just a few of the soft foods you can safely eat after dental surgery:

Blended Soups

There are endless options when it comes to the types of blended soups you can enjoy. If you love a certain vegetable, then you can blend it up into some delicious soup. The only thing you really need to keep in mind is the temperature. You may usually have your soup piping hot, but stick to eating it lukewarm or cold after your dental procedure so you don’t irritate the surgery site.

Here are some blended soups you can try:

  • Broccoli cheese soup
  • Butternut squash soup
  • Carrot ginger soup
  • Creamy potato soup
  • Curried cauliflower soup
  • Pumpkin corn soup
  • Roasted red pepper soup
  • Black bean soup
  • Tomato basil soup
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Other Entrees

But don’t worry, you don’t have to resign yourself to an all-soup diet if you’ve just had dental surgery. There are a variety of other main dishes out there that you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner when your mouth is still a little sensitive.

Here are some main dish ideas you can consider whipping up:

  • Baked beans
  • Fish
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Meatloaf
  • Polenta
  • Risotto
  • Tofu
  • Tuna salad
  • Mashed sweet potatoes
  • Scrambled eggs
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Just because you’re recovering doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a sweet treat–in moderation, of course. Additionally, make sure your desserts are on the creamy rather than crunchy side.

Here are some soft desserts you can dig into:

  • Cheesecake
  • Chocolate pudding
  • Frozen yogurt
  • Jell-O
  • Mashed bananas
  • Mousse
  • Rice pudding
  • Tapioca pudding
  • Ice cream
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Our Team Is Here to Help!

Still looking for more ideas about what meals will be okay to eat during your post-op days? Contact Smiles Dental today, and one of our team members would be happy to assist you. We provide advanced oral surgery at our practice, so we can answer any other pre or post-op questions, too.

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