Are you due for a dental procedure, such as a tooth removal, a dental implant, or some gum work? It is a good idea to prepare ahead, so that afterward you can go home, rest, and recover, without wondering what you should eat.
A list of soft foods
You probably don’t need to be told after a dental procedure to stay away from chewy or crunchy foods – you probably won’t feel like eating such things. And eating soft foods gives your gums a chance to heal, while reducing the risk of wounds reopening.
If you are like most people, you wander into the kitchen and can’t think of what to eat under the best of circumstances. You don’t want to have to wonder what to eat (which can result in skipping a meal altogether) after you’ve had a dental procedure.
Here is a list of foods to have ready for when you return home:
• Mashed potatoes
• Frozen yogurt
• Scrambled eggs
• Mashed fruits and veggies, like bananas or avocados
• Cottage cheese
• Soup with pureed vegetables
• Milk shakes
It is important that you are prepared with some nutritious food after any medical or dental procedure. You should eat foods that are high in vitamins, minerals, and protein to help speed your recovery and help your body to heal. Follow your dentist’s instructions after your procedure, and make sure that you don’t skip meals, because this can make you feel even worse!
Avoid these foods
Besides chewy and crunchy foods, you should also avoid any foods that might get stuck in your wound, such as nuts, grains, or seeds. You should also stay away from alcohol and spicy foods, which can irritate your tender gums. When you are allowed to eat regular foods, make sure to take it easy – you might not want to start out with a bowl full of popcorn or a big steak.
Do you need to have a dental procedure performed? Speed up your recovery and ensure your comfort by preparing yourself ahead of time. Call the office of Dr. Samuel Jirik in Cabot, Arkansas, for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. Call (501) 843-9561 today!