There are many steps to a successful oral surgery procedure. All of them play a role in the success or failure of the surgery. Getting an early diagnosis of the problem and preparing for the surgery is the first step. Going through the procedure is the second step.
The last step is going through the recovery. You do not want to do everything right before and during the surgery only to ruin it by following a bad diet during the recovery. Keeping these foods ready is a key to a successful recovery from oral surgery.
Consider These Foods
During the initial stage of recovery, it is best to turn to foods that will not put any stress on the surgical site. Many people will follow a liquid diet during this time. Foods can include broths, shakes and smoothies. It is best to avoid foods high in acid or sugar. Getting foods that are high in vitamins and anti-oxidants can help with the recovery.
As you move further away from the oral surgery, you can add other soft foods to your diet. Oatmeal, mashed potatoes, yogurt, Jell-O and pudding are some of the foods that can provide your body with the sustenance, vitamins and minerals it needs.
The more time that goes by, the more foods you can add to your diet. It is important to start adding foods that require a little more chewing to exercise the jaw and gums. It is never a good idea to follow a soft food diet for a long period of time because of the damage that this type of diet can cause.
No matter what types of food you choose to eat after oral surgery, it is important to think about how eating them makes you feel. If you choose a food that causes pain or discomfort, you may want to wait before trying it again. Healing from oral surgery takes time and effort to get the best results.
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