Foods to Eat for the First 24 Hours after Oral Surgery

If you’ve had any type of oral surgery, it’s likely that your mouth is going to be a little sore. We recommend that you be very careful about what you eat in the first 24 hours after you leave our office. That’s because your mouth is very sensitive after your surgery. You may actually experience some bleeding after surgery, which is normal in most cases.

However, you want to be sure not to make the problem worse by eating abrasive foods or hard foods. Here are some safe foods to eat after you’ve just had oral surgery.

Soups and Broths

Soups and broths are both foods that you don’t have to chew, making them ideal for those who have just had oral surgery. Many also contain vitamins, protein, and other things your body needs. They are also a good source of fluid, so you’re less likely to get dehydrated. Just be careful that the soup isn’t too hot. Keep it warm or room temperature, even if that’s not how you normally prefer your soup.

Gelatin and Pudding

Gelatin is a soft, tasty food that won’t cut or otherwise irritate your surgery site. Since there are so many different flavors of gelatin and pudding, you’re sure to find one that you like. The downside is that neither of these foods have much nutritional value to them, so while they’re a great snack, you may want to eat something else for your meal.

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are a good source of protein and are also very soft. If you find eggs by themselves to be a little bland, you can always add shredded cheese to them. Just be sure the cheese is finely shredded, so you don’t have to chew much.

These are just three great foods you can eat after you’ve had oral surgery. There are many other options, including applesauce, mashed potatoes, cottage cheese, and mashed avocado. If you have any concerns about what to eat, be sure to ask us before your surgery.