When it comes to having any kind of intensive oral procedure, the first question we typically get directly afterward is “what can I eat?” After an oral procedure, your mouth and teeth tend to be sensitive and there are certain foods that you will want to avoid as they can hurt the procedure area. Unfortunately, these certain foods tend to be some of the most consumed, as they typically taste the best. We’re talking about chewy foods like steak and pork, as well as hard foods. However, despite having to give up these kind of foods, there are still many great meals ahead of you. Today, Drs. Elam, Vaughan, and Fleming are blogging to give a list of some of the foods you should consider while you wait for your mouth to heal following an oral procedure.
Many patients coming off of an oral treatment like to snack on soft cheeses, such as brie and Manchego. These cheeses are naturally soft enough that you will not need to do anything to them before you eat them. If you would like to, you can still partake in harder cheeses, but you will need to melt them before eating them.
Yogurt is a great food for people who are coming off of an oral treatment because it is soft and creamy, making it so that eating it will not harm your healing mouth in any way. Another benefit of yogurt is the fact that it comes in many different flavors, making it easy to find one that can fit your tastes.
Not only are eggs a great source of protein, but, once cooked, they are soft enough to eat even with your healing mouth. And, eggs can be made in many different ways, making it easy to keep them feeling fresh and new. They are also used in a variety of different recipes, making them good to experiment with.
Soup tends to be the go-to meal after any kind of oral procedure. This is because not only is soup naturally soft enough to be consumed even with a healing mouth, but the warmth tends to make our patients feel better. Like yogurt, soup also comes in a large variety of different flavors and types, making it easy to find one that you will like.
5. Soft Grains
From cooked oatmeal to cream of wheat, there are many different soft grains that you will be able to enjoy during the healing period after your procedure. And, you can even add tasty treats like berries, cinnamon, and peanut butter to your meal, making soft grains taste even better.
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As you can see, there are still many great meals ahead of you while you wait for your dental work to finish healing. With the foods listed above, you should have plenty of things to experiment with, ensuring that you will not starve during this healing period. If you would like to learn more about what you can eat while your mouth heals, contact our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Nashville’s Dr. Elam, Dr. Vaughan, and Dr. Fleming.