RECOMMENDED FOOD AFTER DENTAL TREATMENT

After dental treatment, some people find it difficult to eat or enjoy their food.Too much chewing, slurping or sucking can aggravate the treated area, resulting in discomfort and even pain. It also can potentially re-open the area, causing bleeding or infection that will delay healing or cause problems.  

 

However, despite any fears or lack of appetite, it’s vital that you continue to eat, as nutrients provide energy and facilitate your healing process. 

 

Ensure that you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration, and avoid very hot food and liquids.for 48 hours.

 

Avoid spicy foods, chips, popcorn, acidic juices, or carbonated drinks. 

 

Refrain from using a straw, because the sucking action can cause excess strain, move the newly formed blood clot, and delay your ultimate recovery.

 

The following is a list of suggested food and drinks:

 

VEGETABLES

Soups (smooth rather than chunky) 

Mashed avocado

Fresh spinach, kale or other greens, cooked very soft

Sweet potatoes, baked until very soft

Soft-cooked carrots, soft cooked squash (mashed if necessary)

Vegetable juice (such as tomato juice)

 

FRUITS

Fruit juice

Fruit smoothies

Mashed bananas

Baked apples

Applesauce

 

MEAT, FISH, EGGS, BEANS AND OTHER PROTEIN

Soft-cooked fish

Fisherman’s pie

Crab cakes

Scrambled or poached egg

Beans (mashed if necessary)

Tofu

 

GRAINS, RICE, POTATOES, PASTA

Mashed potatoes

Pasta or noodles

Cooked cereal, porridge (with or without mashed fruit)

Cold cereal (which has been left to soak in milk until soft)

Bread that has been softened in soup

 

MILK AND DAIRY 

Milkshakes, milk drinks (no straw)

Yoghurt

Yoghurt drinks

Yoghurt with soft fruits

Cottage cheese, ricotta cheese

Cheese in sauces or melted in other dishes 

 

IF FOR ANY REASON YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CONDITION, NOTIFY DR MORRIS OR A MEMBER OF OUR OFFICE STAFF IMMEDIATELY BY CALLING THE NUMBERS BELOW IN THE ORDER LISTED.

 

Office (780) 962-3414

The cell number provided by your primary dentist at our office

WestView Health Centre (780) 968-3600 or your nearest hospital