So you’ve completed your dental implant process with Dr. Abron and you can smile with confidence again! But don’t reach for those crunchy snacks or that filet mignon just yet: your implant may not be ready to handle these textured foods so soon after surgery. No matter what stage you’re at in the dental implant process, it’s important to care for the surgical site and this includes what you eat. Take a look below at the list of safe foods to eat post-surgery, compiled by Dr. Abron and our team here at Armin Abron, DDS, MS, PLLC.
Dairy products are safe enough and soft enough to consume after surgery, such as yogurt, soft cheese, and milk. In addition to being soft, they are rich in calcium, which is healthy for your natural teeth as well.
There’s hundreds of soup and stew recipes out there, and for the most part they have food items that are easy on your palate and your implant. Just try to avoid chunky meat and opt for softened vegetables as well.
This delectable dessert requires little chewing, so it puts little to no stress on your implant site. It also comes in a variety of flavors, but be careful of the sugar content. In addition to pudding, jello is an alternative soft snack that’s easy on your implant.
Full apples and other fruits can be difficult to chew, so mashing them up in a medley like applesauce provides the nutrients in an easy-to-consume way. Applesauce can be applied to nearly every meal, so there’s no limit to when you can have some.
Eggs are an interesting food that can be cooked in a myriad of ways: scrambled, fried, over-easy, boiled, and more. But no matter how you cook them, they still remain a soft-textured food that requires little chewing.
Now that we’ve explored food that is safe for post-surgery patients, let’s take a look at some things to avoid:
The most important aspect is to listen to any and all directions given by Dr. Armin Abron, when it comes to postoperative care. If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your implant site and what food works best for your situation, contact us right away for some tips. Before you know it, you’ll be healed and ready to tackle any food you love.
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