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:
Soups (smooth rather than chunky)
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)
MEAT, FISH, EGGS, BEANS AND OTHER PROTEIN
Scrambled or poached egg
Beans (mashed if necessary)
GRAINS, RICE, POTATOES, PASTA
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 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