Is your mouth in recovery? Whether you’ve just had a tooth removed or if you’ve arranged a tooth extraction appointment, you might be wondering which foods are safe during the healing process. Diet plays a crucial role in our oral health, overall happiness and contributes to just about every aspect of our lives. Temporarily avoiding some foods and introducing a few others can aid the healing process and get your teeth back in shape for eating some of your favourites.
Which Foods Are Safe After a Tooth Extraction?
Unsurprisingly, a tooth extraction generally leaves a sore, tender area in the gums and requires a clean and gentle environment to heal appropriately. Eating hard, crunchy foods that involve using our teeth to break it down into a digestible consistency might be painful or not entirely possible for many patients post-procedure. Soft foods, however, are safe and gentle on our teeth. Some good options include:
- Mashed potatoes
- Apple sauce
- Scrambled eggs
- Yoghurt (A popular option, many already eat yoghurt daily)
- Different purées
- Mashed bananas
Luckily, there are many options for acceptable, healthy, soft foods that taste great. A tooth extraction could be an excellent opportunity to crack open a cookbook and try something new!
We strive to safely perform tooth extractions and give our patients the care and support they deserve during and post-procedure. If you have more questions about tooth extractions and how to properly manage the healing process when it comes to diet, we warmly invite you to contact us at your earliest convenience.