Soft Foods Following Oral Surgery
On the day of surgery, you will have a moderate amount of discomfort. It is likely you will be hungry but will not want to eat. Please avoid solid foods altogether. Instead, stick to liquids like broth. It is essential that you get enough liquid in your diet, juice, and water are great options. It is also very important to avoid the use of straws until your post-op appointment.
As wisdom tooth patients recover, they can begin to add semi solid foods back into their diets. Generally anything that you can smash through a fork will be a good choice for food until you are healed. Please see the list below for suggestions that will cause minimal stress on the mouth and gums.
Remember chewing near the extraction site should be avoided if possible, so not to inflame the area if food is too large. It is important to rinse with warm salt water and avoid over-the-counter mouthwash.