7 Best Foods To Eat After Dental Implant Surgery

At the Center for Oral Surgery of Las Vegas, Dr. Carlos Letelier provides a number of services to treat many oral conditions. Once we determine your specific needs and goals, you may find that you are in need of dental implants. This procedure replaces the roots of an infected, missing or dead tooth with titanium posts, which are then attached to an artificial tooth nearly indistinguishable from a natural tooth.

While the methods for dental implant surgery can vary from patient to patient, something that goes for everyone is the importance of aftercare and taking care of yourself during recovery. One thing you’ll want to be mindful of directly after surgery is what you eat. It will be easy to consider avoiding eating, but it’s important to keep your body healthy and strong to aid in the healing process. Although you can’t go straight from surgery to a restaurant for your favorite meal, there are still options to keep you satisfied until you’re able to ease back into normal eating. To help you out, here are the 7 best foods to eat after dental implant surgery.

Immediately Following Surgery

After surgery, take it easy by consuming the following:

**Avoid using straws

  1. Applesauce
  2. Smoothies
  3. Pressed Juices
  4. Broth (Not too hot!)
  5. Meal Replacement Shakes
  6. Yogurt
  7. Popsicles / Ice Cream

The Days After Surgery

As you get past the first few days, you can introduce slightly more complex foods to your diet.

  1. Mashed Potatoes
  2. Pasta
  3. Oatmeal
  4. Eggs
  5. Soft Bread
  6. Cooked Veggies
  7. Rice

The Weeks After Surgery

Once you get a couple of weeks into recovery, you can start to reintroduce foods that are more difficult to chew to ease yourself back into your typical eating patterns. Take it slow and chew carefully, continuing to avoid the side of your mouth the implants are on for a few more weeks. Throughout the entire recovery process, drinking plenty of water is also a very important part of healing.

The Center for Oral Surgery of Las Vegas Is Ready For You

The Center for Oral Surgery of Las Vegas provides dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, extractions, and more. If you have oral health concerns and are ready to take the next step to perfect your smile, request an appointment with us today by calling 702-367-6666.