This video is designed to supplement the instructions provided to patients after surgery in our practice. Should you have an immediate medical need, please call our office.
Soft Foods to Eat After Oral Surgery, A-C
Cook apples until tender and blend. Try this with apricots or peaches!
Mashed plain or mixed with salt, lemon, or honey
A perfect pre-made puree!
Baked Beans and Spaghetti
Cooked and mashed.
Mashed well with yoghurt or milk.
Chicken, beef, or vegetable.
Soft and well-cooked with plenty of liquid.
You can enjoy yourself during recovery!
Soft or melted.
Smooth and creamy.
Well-cooked and served sweet or savory.
Plain or mixed with soft veggies.
Made fresh or pre-made.
Chewing and Swallowing After Oral Surgery
If you have wool pads or sore areas in your mouth, the idea of chewing and swallowing can be scary. Try chewing with your front teeth. Once the food is soft enough, swish it around with saliva for a few seconds and then swallow.
Vegetable, chicken, or beef broth is nutritious and ideal for a healing mouth. Make sure the veggies or meat are cooked very well.
Soft Foods to Eat After Oral Surgery, D-M
Tzatziki, lebneh, French onion, hummus, and guacamole.
Scrambled or poached.
Tuna or lox.
Frozen yoghurt too. Just avoid nuts.
Quintessential get-well food.
Fresh squeezed fruit or vegetable.
Macaroni & Cheese
Well-cooked and soft.
Well-blended with no lumps.
Meatloaf or Meatballs
Mashed a little.
Remember, no straws! Sucking through a straw can remove the blood clot that forms over your wound and heals the extraction area.
Congee, a rice porridge sometimes prepared with broth, can be a meal when prepared with egg, onion, and parsley.
Pain Medication After Wisdom Teeth Removal
While some people never need pain medication after oral surgery, others feel pain and discomfort that is hard to ignore. Paracetamol (Panadol or Tylenol) or Ibuprofin (Neurofen) can help. If these medicines don't do the trick, check with your doctor, dentist, or pharmacist about which drugs are best for you.
Ice cream (without nuts or other hard inclusions) or frozen yogurt is delicious and soothing after oral surgery.
Soft Foods (M-P)
Cow or almond milk.
Small, flat pasta that doesn't require much chewing or slurping.
Peanut, almond, or cashew. Well-ground.
Mixed with honey, syrup, or mashed banana.
Used as cereal or with savory additions.
Flavored milk drinks with added vitamins are a great way to get nutrients when your mouth is healing.
Soft Foods (R-S)
With well-cooked veggies or meat.
Cooked very soft.
Ramen soups with broth can be dressed up with meat or vegetable additions. Remember to prepare every soft!
Soft Foods (S-S)
Sloppy Joe Meat
Skip the bun.
The less chewy, the better.
Mix some fresh fruit, milk, yoghurt, or ice cream in a blender.
Soak cookies in milk or a hot drink and bread in soup.
Creamed or mashed. Raises iron levels for faster healing.
Vegetable stew cooked for a long time.
Doughnuts, muffins, or cupcakes
Sloppy Joe meat, without the bun, is a tasty meal. Try chewing with your front teeth (or on the side that was not operated on) and mush the meat with your saliva before swallowing.
Soft Foods (T-Z)
Pudding or juice.
Warm, not hot. Tannin in tea helps reduce bleeding.
Mashed or cubed. Serve with soy sauce.
Cooked soft and mashed.
Softened with juice or milk.
Avoid flavors with seeds.
Prepare tapicoa pudding or drinks yourself or buy pre-made.
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As oral and maxillofacial surgeons we want to stress the importance of regular self-examinations for oral cancer and other pathologies. Additionally, we can recommend ways to prevent injuries to the orofacial area during sports activities, like wearing mouth guards when engaging in sports-related activities
And should you need diagnosis, treatment or support we are uniquely equipped to handle your concern or injury.
We are proud sponsors of The Oral Cancer Foundation’s Walk on April 8th, 2016 to benefit Oral Cancer research and treatment. This event offers free oral cancer screenings and encourages awareness of overall oral health.
You are invited to visit MyOMS.org, where you will find videos and comprehensive information on the "Treatment of Facial Injury" and "Oral, Head and Neck Pathology," including a demonstration on how to perform an oral self-examination.
Please contact our office at any time for more information.
Dr. Gramins and Dr. Lin are supporters of the arts and believe strongly in encouraging the talented directors, actors, producers and crew who call San Diego home. We were honored to present the Spirit of San Diego Award at this year’s show and you can see Dr. Gramins and Dr. Lin on television when the show is broadcast on Channel 4 on April 23rd. And if you’re interested in getting a taste of the movies nominated this year be sure to check out The Hardest Thing, nominated for Best Feature Film and directed by Jake Snyder with Turn4Films. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW3UYfhqpjg
La Jolla Oral and Facial Surgery would like to congratulate all of this year’s nominees and winners! #SanDiegoFilmAwards
La Jolla Oral and Facial Surgery is proud to be partnering with the Oral Cancer Foundation in support of their upcoming Walk/Run on April 9th in San Diego. OCF events raise awareness about Oral Cancer and incorporate a free oral cancer screening event that is open to the public. Drs. Gramins and Lin have partnered with the OCF to provide much needed biopsies at no charge to participants needing additional screening.
Drs Gramins and Lin were recently featured in Riviera Magazine's April 2015 Men of Style Issue's Q&A section! Get to know a little bit more about our practice, types of procedures, and what makes us different from most Oral and Maxillofacial centers.