After a long dental procedure, your gums and teeth will need some time to heal. It is very important to give them a break from all the pressure that can come with chewing specific foods.
You might think you are going to be limited to mashed potatoes and Jell-O, but that is not the case. There are a lot of things you can eat, as long as you eat them properly. Just keep in mind the careful chewing part. Here are some ideas to help you switch things up a bit.
What Can You Eat After a Dental Procedure?
It's important to try to get to daily nutritional requirements from things you are eating any time. This includes after dental procedures. However, you don't need to worry; we did some of the planning for you.
Soft foods, such as applesauce, oatmeal, eggs, bananas (mashed), cottage cheese, pudding, soup, broccoli (steamed), canned peas or beans, yogurt, soft bread, pasta (cooked until soft), ice cream, cake, and yes, mashed potatoes and gravy, are great to have on hand.
You can also eat things like meatloaf or spaghetti and meatballs, but you'll want to smash down pieces of meat to cut down on chewing. Fish is a good soft meat to eat. Pot roast is also okay as long as it is cooked until it is falling apart.
One thing to keep in mind is that all procedures are different. Keeping up with regular office visits is recommended to keep track of how things are going and to prevent future problems. Your dentist will give you a list of recommended foods following the procedure.
It will recommend that you stay away from certain foods also. If there is something you're still unsure about, call your dentist office and they will be happy to answer any questions.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (281) 940-6960 today.