Dr. Giri Palani offers personalized cosmetic dental care in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Palani is an expert in Dental Implants and Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Palani's training at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center have given him the experience and knowledge to treat an array of complex dental issues and rehabilitate numerous healthy and beautiful smiles.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
What Can I Eat After Oral Surgery?
Oral Surgery Without Fear!
If you are scheduled to have oral surgery for any reason, chances are your mouth will be very tender and uncomfortable post-surgery. Aside from limiting your physical activity and finding methods to decrease the pain, you will also need to alter your diet. If your surgery was very invasive, you may have to change your diet for a few days up to a week, depending on the type of work done. Understanding the proper way to eat following your surgery will help your recovery as well as your overall health.
Immediately After Surgery
Typically, immediately after oral surgery you will be unable to eat any type of food until the bleeding subsides. Once the bleeding has stopped, the type of diet that you can consume will depend on the work that was done on your mouth, but typically you will be restricted to a liquid or soft foods diet.
If you are required to stay on a liquid diet, you should consume foods, such as:
Clear liquids, such as apple juice, water or any other non-acidic juices
If you have been cleared to eat soft foods, there are many foods to choose from that have nutritional value. Try to choose those that offer the most nutritional benefits in order to provide your mouth and health with the appropriate nutrients as you heal. A few of the most common foods to consume include:
Bananas, cut into pieces
Your dentist, Dr. Giri Palani, will have given you follow-up care instructions post-surgery, and if you have any questions - please call us at (310) 894-8301. Nervous about your oral surgery? We have sedation options so you can experience your dental treatment with no fear!