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Easy to Eat Meal Ideas After Oral Surgery
Wondering which foods are safe for you to eat after Oral Surgery? You have come to the right place. Surgical procedures are sometimes needed to deal with dental issues or to install a prosthetic like an implant. Regardless of the reason for your oral surgery, the recovery process is always similar. You need to get lots of rest to ensure your mouth heals properly, and you need to avoid aggravating the area of the mouth that was worked on. You also need to make sure that you are consuming all the nutrients your body needs to repair itself.
Eating after oral surgery
It is very important to get the right nutrients after oral surgery but you must be aware that many foods can aggravate the operated area. To prevent that from happening, it is best to stick to soft, easy-to-chew foods that are loaded with proteins, carbs, minerals and vitamins.
Here are four foods that are recommended for those who have just gone through an oral surgical procedure:
Smooth soups like pumpkin or tomato soup are rich in minerals and vitamins. They also do not contain small bits that can become lodged in the area that was worked on or aggravate it. Consuming soups also helps to keep patients properly hydrated after oral surgery. Patients are advised to consume them while warm or cold, but never steaming hot, since that can irritate the surgery site. Soups that contain small chunks of meat or vegetables can be consumed after surgery if blended well to prevent any aggravation to the operated area of the mouth.
Potatoes are easy to come by, and there are many ways they can be prepared. However, some ways are better than others when it comes to people who are recovering from a surgical procedure. Mashed potatoes are the best way to go after surgery since this breaks down the consistency into a paste. A creative way to add more flavor to mashed potatoes would be to add your favorite sauce. Potatoes are a great source of nutrients and calories.
Eggs are a great source of protein, minerals and vitamins. Patients should look for eggs that are enriched with omega-3 fats since this might help to speed up the recovery process. Eggs can be made many different ways, and most are okay for people who just had oral surgery. Boiled or scrambled eggs are typically the easiest to consume.
Bananas are one of the most easily available fruits, and they are loaded with potassium and other important nutrients. Bananas are easy to chew in their natural form, and they can be mashed up to make them even easier to consume.
Patients can also treat themselves by making banana ice cream. Simply put about 3 bananas in the freezer overnight, put them in the blender, add milk or an alternative and blend it all together until a thick paste is created. The cold will soothe the wound, and it tastes pretty good.
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