If you need to have wisdom teeth removed or experience a similar oral procedure, you need to make sure you avoid certain foods. Some foods can irritate the surgery site, so you need to make sure you follow our post-operative plan for care. The following information will give you further details on the types of liquids and foods to avoid.
What Foods and Drinks are Off Limits?
If you have just had any type of oral surgery, stay away from drinks that contains caffeine, such as teas, coffee, or cola. That is because the caffeine in the beverages tend to dry out the mouth. This can lead to problems with dry mouth, which can negatively affect healing. Also, suck on sugarless candy to promote saliva flow. Just make sure you don't bite down on the candy. You also want to avoid eating salty or spicy foods, as they can cause pain or soreness. If you eat a dry food, moisten it with a gravy, margarine, broth, or a sauce.
What Foods and Drinks are Acceptable?
If you are healing from oral surgery, you can ease recovery by choosing blended soups, as you won't have to chew, and they help rehydrate you. Just make sure you don't choose a canned soup, as it is normally loaded with sodium. Select a homemade soup that you or someone else makes instead. You can also consume bone broth to prevent problems with inflammation. Another acceptable food is Greek yogurt.
Not only is the food high in protein, its texture is creamy and smooth – something that provides a soothing quality as you heal. Mashed potatoes is yet another food that you can eat after you have had surgery. Rich in nutrients and calories, this is just the food you need for recovery. Other good foods to eat include applesauce and scrambled eggs. Choose eggs that have been enriched with omega-3 or which have been pasteurized, as they are particularly rich in nutrition.
If you plan to have oral surgery in the near future, go online and find out what foods you can add in your meals while you recover. We can help you by making suggestions and answering any questions along these lines. Give us a call today if you need a dental exam or you need to schedule a wisdom tooth extraction. We look forward to serving as a client now and, on an ongoing basis, in the future. If you schedule appointments for regular cleanings and checkups every six months, you will make any dental procedure less of a concern and more positive.