As necessary as it is, nobody wants to have to undergo oral surgery. The surgery itself is not usually that bad, however, for many people it is the recovery time after that can be the most fragile part. This is because the mouth and the teeth will need some time to heal.
As a result, you will want to ensure that your recovery period is as pleasant as possible. This is why you should pay attention to the food you eat after you undergo the surgery.
Foods to Avoid After Oral Surgery
The most obvious kind of food to avoid is anything with an extremely high temperature. Anything that is too cold or too hot can end up cracking or damaging the teeth, especially if you eat them at the same time since these extreme temperatures will put a lot of stress on the enamel. However, your mouth will also be particularly sensitive and this can generally cause a lot of pain.
Sweet foods or anything high in sugar should also be avoided, as you will have to brush your teeth particularly hard in order to get rid of the leftovers. This is not something you necessarily want to do straight after you have had oral surgery.
Hard foods should also be avoided, since they can end up damaging and cracking the teeth. They will also cause you a lot of pain in your gums, so it really is best to stay away! You will usually be given precise advice on what not to eat when you come and see us. If any further questions occur to you, make sure to ask us before the surgery.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (714) 409-6161 today.