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Nutrition and Dietary

Nutrition and dietary considerations following oral treatment

Following oral surgery or having implants you need to take extra care with what and how you eat. Much depends on factors including the extent of your procedure, how much impact there is on oral function and how long your recovery is expected to take.

A liquid or soft foods diet may be required for a few days or longer, until your mouth heals. Choose nutrient-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy foods and lean meats, eggs and beans whenever possible, as they provide the vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed for healing – including zinc, protein, and vitamins A and C.

Try these foods:

  • scrambled eggs
  • porridge
  • soup with soft vegetables or pureed or cream soups
  • soft cheeses, including cottage cheese
  • smoothies and milkshakes
  • steamed pudding and custard
  • minced or ground meat dishes
  • mashed potatoes
  • sorbet and frozen yogurt
  • yogurt
  • soft-cooked, shredded chicken and meat
  • protein shakes
  • tofu
  • ripe, soft fruits
  • couscous, bulgur, soft-cooked rice
  • pasta and noodles
  • peanut butter
  • chicken or tuna salad
  • refried or mashed canned beans
  • avocado
  • macaroni and cheese
  • pancakes
  • soft bread
  • mashed bananas
  • soft-cooked vegetables, like carrots, squash, green beans, spinach and other greens
  • hummus
  • canned or cooked fruit