After receiving your dental implant placement, you may be advised by our team to follow a soft food diet lasting from a few days to several weeks. Recommended foods to eat after a dental implant placement include nutrient-rich foods like soft fruits and vegetables, eggs, low-fat dairy, and beans.
All these foods promote healthy healing because of their high nutritional content and being easy on the teeth. Here are some more healthy food ideas recommended by our oral surgeon in 60467 that you can try after your dental implant surgery:
Drinking a protein shake is a great way to get needed protein and vitamins into your diet. Mixing protein powder with milk is an easy way to consume what your body needs without being harsh on your teeth.
Make sure to avoid using a straw when drinking your shake for the first few days. We recommend drinking from a glass instead, because the suction from the straw may reopen the surgically repaired site before it has a chance to heal properly.
With its smooth texture and nutrients, cottage cheese is another great protein to add to your recovery diet. This food allows for easy consumption and will help to avoid any potential irritation in the implant area.
Soup is a great meal to have after dental implant surgery because it is mostly liquid and can be quite filling. Before you eat soup, make sure it is not too hot for your mouth to handle.
Soups and stews are rich in vitamins and nutrients while being very easy to consume. Avoid soups with large, chunky vegetables, or dense and chewy proteins in them to avoid debris getting stuck in the implant area.
If you have any questions about dental implant placement, other food recommendations, or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our oral surgery office in Orland Park, IL today.