Foods after dental surgery

Foods that are safe to eat after dental surgery

One of the hardest habits to change after dental surgery is a safe, soft food diet.  It can be hard to find satisfying foods to eat after wisdom teeth removal, gum grafting or a temporary crown.  The food must be soft and easy to eat, but since healing can take a few days it is also important that we not tire of our menu options.  Here are some foods and liquids to stock up on before surgery and keep around while you are healing.

REMEMBER – No straws! Sucking through a straw after dental surgery can remove the blood clot that forms over your wound and heals the area.

mashed potatoes

  1. Applesauce
  2. Avocado, mashed or pieces mixed with salt, lime or honey
  3. Baby Food (A quick, easy puree)
  4. Baked Beans and Spaghetti (cooked and pureed)
  5. Baked Potato, French Fries, Hashbrowns
  6. Broth (chicken, beef or vegetable)
  7. Casseroles – soft and well cooked with plenty of liquid!
  8. Cheese (soft, grated or melted)
  9. Chicken (Ground or Shredded)Chili
  10. Cottage Cheese (plain or mixed with jellies) cottage cheese
  11. Cranberry Sauce
  12. Custard (Made fresh or pre-made)
  13. Dips (Tzatziki, French onion, hummus, and guacamole)
  14. Fish (Tuna or lox)
  15. Fruit (Sliced Banana, Blueberries, Grapes, Kiwi, Strawberry, Pears, Plum, Watermelon)
  16. Ice Cream (avoid nuts)

    ice cream

  17. Jello / Jelly (quintessental get-well food)
  18. Juice (Fresh squeezed fruit of vegetables)  NO STRAWS!
  19. Macaroni & Cheese
  20. Marshmallows (the mini ones)
  21. Mashed Potato (Sweet Potatos too!)
  22. Meatloaf or Meatballs
  23. Meringue Cookies
  24. Milk Drinks milk
  25. Noodles / Pastas
  26. Nut butters (well ground)
  27. Oatmeal (Mix with honey, syrup, or mashed bananas)
  28. Pudding (Tapioca too!)
  29. Ramen (well cooked with veggies or meat) ramen soup
  30. Risotto
  31. Mousse
  32. Pudding
  33. Salmon
  34. Scrambled Eggs
  35. Sherbert
  36. Sloppy Joe Meat (no bun)sloppy joe filling
  37. Stuffing/Dressing
  38. Soup (the less chewy, the better)
  39. Smoothies ( mix fruit, milk, yogurt or ice cream in a blender
  40. Soaked Cookies (soak in milk – yes, we are thinking Oreos too!)
  41. Spaghetti Noodles
  42. Spaghetti Squash
  43. Sweet breads (Donuts, muffins or cupcakes)
  44. Tea (warm, not hot.  Tannin in tea helps reduce bleeding)
  45. Tofu (Mashed or cubed.  Serve with soy sauce)
  46. Tuna (mix with pesto, yogurt or dressing)
  47. Vegetables (cooked soft and mashed)
  48. Waffles (softened with juice or milk)
  49. Yogurt (avoid flavors with seeds)

So, what do you think? Is there anything else I can add to the list of soft foods after dental surger? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook! We’d love to hear from you.



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