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What to eat after having oral surgery done

by Brett Clark

Oral surgery is something many people has to go through during their lifetime. It might be something simple, like having to pull a tooth out, or something more complicated, like extensive jaw surgery to improve one's bite. What they all have in common, however, is that they affect your mouth and the way you use it afterwards. One of the most difficult things with not being able to use your mouth is how to eat. You need to eat only soft foods, but still get all nutrition that you need to function. To do that, there are a few things you can think about.


Fluids are always important, but even more so when you can't eat properly. You need to get nutrition through the fluids you consume as well as the food. This is also an excellent way to be able to eat fruit. Make healthy juices out of fruits and vegetables to make sure you get all the vitamins you need. You can also try different solutions with dissolving vitamins to make sure you don't suffer from any loss of nutrition. You can ask at your dental clinic for such solutions, as they know what vitamins patients undergoing oral surgery are most likely to be lacking.


Protein is one of the hardest substances to get access to when you can't use your mouth properly, as it is commonly achieved by eating meat. However, there are things you can do to access protein as well. Make soups out of different kinds of beans and seeds, such as haricot beans, let the soup cool down and put it in a blender. Blend the soup thoroughly until you're able to drink it. If you've had a tooth pulled, you shouldn't use a straw to drink the soup. This can cause the blood clog formed in the wound to come loose and lead to complications.


Bread and grains are also types of food that can be hard to eat after having oral surgery done. There is no easy way of blending these things down to a liquid, so if you've had extensive surgery done, you with have to abstain from this particular food group until your mouth has healed. However, if you've undergone simpler oral surgery, this food group might contain some of the best things for you to eat. Oatmeal, porridge, and soft white bread are all easy to consume even if your mouth is hurting, and are also easy to come by. Ask at you dental clinic if you're unsure if you can eat any of these things.