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Foods to Eat After Surgery

·      Yogurt or frozen yogurt

·      Ice Cream (no small nuts, candy bits, or hard chunks)

·      Mashed Potatoes

·      Congee (soupy rice / porridge )

·      Soup (Not too hot) 

·      Apple Sauce

·      Soft fruit (canned peaches, ripe avocado, ripe banana )

·      Ground Meats

·      Blended smoothies (Jamba Juice, Juice it up  - without a straw)

·      Noodle meals or macaroni & cheese

·      Ensure or Slimfast or other nutrient rich shake

·      Scrambled Eggs

·      Pudding or custard

·      Cottage Cheese

·      Jell-O

·      Oatmeal or Cream of Wheat

 

 

Foods to AVOID after oral surgery

·      Avoid using straws

·      Hard and crunchy food

·      Spicy food

·      Sticky food (i.e. chewy candy, gum)

·      Food with sharp edges ( i.e. tortilla chips, fish bones )

·      Acidic foods (i.e. grapefruit juice)

 

Proper nutrition will allow for optimal healing and recovery.  Once you are tolerating a comfortable soft diet, you may try foods with a harder consistency.  If it hurts to eat the harder food, then transition back to soft foods until comfortable.

·      Nothing with sharp edges ( tortilla chips, fish bones )

·      Nothing too acidic (grapefruit juice)

Proper nutrition will allow for optimal healing and recovery.  Once you are tolerating a comfortable soft diet, you may try foods with a harder consistency.  If it hurts to eat the harder food, then transition back to soft foods until comfortable.