Post-Operative Diet

Dr. Kalant and Dr. Pink recommend a soft food diet for 5-7 days following surgery. Some ideas of what to have on hand are:

  • applesauce
  • milkshakes and smoothies (NO straws)
  • ice cream/frozen yogurt
  • soups/broths that are not too hot
  • jello
  • pudding
  • avocado
  • mashed banana
  • pureed seedless fruit
  • mashed beans, such as kidney beans, black beans, or butter beans
  • mashed sweet or regular potatoes
  • scrambled eggs
  • soft cheeses
  • yogurt

Please avoid fruits with small seeds, they may get stuck in the wound or socket which could cause irritation and possible infection. 

Smoothies and milkshakes are a great way to incorporate vitamins and additional nutrients while healing.  Remember to avoid using a straw for at least 7 days following oral surgery. Never hesitate to contact our office with any questions or concerns.