Foods to Eat After Surgery

  • Yogurt or frozen yogurt
  • Ice Cream (no small nuts, candy bits, or hard chunks)
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Congee (soupy rice/porridge)
  • Soup (Not too hot)
  • Apple Sauce
  • Soft fruit (canned peaches, ripe avocado, ripe banana)
  • Ground Meats
  • Blended smoothies (Jamba Juice, Juice it up  - without a straw)
  • Noodle meals or macaroni & cheese
  • Ensure or Slimfast or other nutrient rich shake
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Pudding or custard
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Jell-O
  • Oatmeal or Cream of Wheat


Foods to AVOID After Oral Surgery

  • Avoid using straws
  • Hard and crunchy food
  • Spicy food
  • Sticky food (i.e. chewy candy, gum)
  • Food with sharp edges ( i.e. tortilla chips, fish bones)
  • Acidic foods (i.e. grapefruit juice)


Proper nutrition will allow for optimal healing and recovery.  Once you are tolerating a comfortable soft diet, you may try foods with a harder consistency.  If it hurts to eat the harder food, then transition back to soft foods until comfortable.

  • Nothing with sharp edges (tortilla chips, fish bones)
  • Nothing too acidic (grapefruit juice)
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