Thursday, March 20, 2014

What Can I Eat After Oral Surgery?

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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. 

Liquid 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
  • Jell-O
  • Tea
  • Clear broth

Soft Foods
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:
  • Oatmeal
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Yogurt smoothies
  • Soup
  • Bananas, cut into pieces
  • Soft pasta
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!


  1. Thank you for sharing the information.

    Like, dental implant diet is also an important thing to maintain which will not only help to take due care of the dental implant that is done but, it will help to recover the surgery within few days.

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  2. It's good to know what you can and can't eat after oral surgery. You might think it might be hard to be on a liquid diet for a few days, but it's really not. You get to eat smoothies and yogurt! Oral surgery might seem scary, but the procedures are getting shorter and easier.

  3. The blog is very informative. Thanks for the diet tips ! I must say service of dental implant has changed the perspective of a person as he/she is getting confidence while eating, laughing, smiling, speaking with another person. There are many expert or experienced dentist or dental surgeon that helps a lot in the treatment of oral surgery and dental implant. A friend of mine, recently undergone a treatment of jaw bone grafting, which helped her to get her confidence and maintain her facial structure.