Food Suggestions after Dental Surgery

What to eat after dental surgery

Drinks (NO STRAWS)

  • Water
  • Juice (No Pulp)
  • Ice Chips
  • Smoothies (No seeds)
  • Protein Shakes
  • Milkshakes (No seeds)



  • Jell-O                                                     
  • Pudding
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Ice Cream
  • Popsicles
  • Cream of Wheat/oatmeal
  • Soups
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Fish
  • Pasta
  • Pancakes
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Applesauce



You can attempt to eat soft foods when the numbness is gone.

You can Increase your Diet as Tolerated UNLESS otherwise specified by your doctor.



Additional Information:


  • If the corners of your mouth are stretched, they may become dry and crack. Your lips should be kept moist with Vaseline
  • Sore throats and pain when swallowing are not uncommon. The muscles can get swollen and the normal act of swallowing can become uncomfortable. This will typically subside in 2 to 3 days
  • Stiffness of the jaw muscles may cause difficulty in opening our mouth for a few days. Do not force your mouth open. Massage the muscles and apply moist heat
  • Your case is individual as no two mouths are alike. Discuss all questions or concerns with the doctor