Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Soft Foods to Eat After Oral Surgery, A-C

Food

Preparation

Applesauce

Cook apples until tender and blend. Try this with apricots or peaches!

Avocado

Mashed plain or mixed with salt, lemon, or honey

Baby Food

A perfect pre-made puree!

Baked Beans and Spaghetti

Cooked and mashed.

Bananas

Mashed well with yoghurt or milk.

Broth

Chicken, beef, or vegetable.

Casseroles

Soft and well-cooked with plenty of liquid.

Cheesecake

You can enjoy yourself during recovery!

Cheese

Soft or melted.

Clams

Smooth and creamy.

Congee

Cooked soft.

Couscous/Semolina

Well-cooked and served sweet or savory.

Cottage Cheese

Plain or mixed with soft veggies.

Custard

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

Food

Preparation

Dips

Tzatziki, lebneh, French onion, hummus, and guacamole.

Eggs

Scrambled or poached.

Fish

Tuna or lox.

Ice Cream

Frozen yoghurt too. Just avoid nuts.

Jelly/Jell-O

Quintessential get-well food.

Juice

Fresh squeezed fruit or vegetable.

Macaroni & Cheese

Well-cooked and soft.

Mashed Potato

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)

Foods

Preparation

Milk Drinks

Cow or almond milk.

Noodles/Pasta

Small, flat pasta that doesn't require much chewing or slurping.

Nut Butters

Peanut, almond, or cashew. Well-ground.

Oatmeal

Mixed with honey, syrup, or mashed banana.

Polenta

Used as cereal or with savory additions.

Pudding

Tapioca, too.

 

Flavored milk drinks with added vitamins are a great way to get nutrients when your mouth is healing.

Soft Foods (R-S)

Food

Preparation

Ramen

With well-cooked veggies or meat.

Risotto

Well-cooked.

Mousse

 

Mushy Peas/Beans

Or refried.

Rice

Cooked very soft.

Sherbert

 

 

Ramen soups with broth can be dressed up with meat or vegetable additions. Remember to prepare every soft!

Soft Foods (S-S)

Food

Preparation

Sloppy Joe Meat

Skip the bun.

Soup

The less chewy, the better.

Smoothies

Mix some fresh fruit, milk, yoghurt, or ice cream in a blender.

Soaked Bread/Cookies

Soak cookies in milk or a hot drink and bread in soup.

Spinach

Creamed or mashed. Raises iron levels for faster healing.

Stew

Vegetable stew cooked for a long time.

Sweet Breads

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)

Food

Preparation

Tapioca

Pudding or juice.

Tea

Warm, not hot. Tannin in tea helps reduce bleeding.

Tofu

Mashed or cubed. Serve with soy sauce.

Vegetables

Cooked soft and mashed.

Waffles

Softened with juice or milk.

Yoghurt

Avoid flavors with seeds.

 

Prepare tapicoa pudding or drinks yourself or buy pre-made.

 

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