In the first two weeks after the surgery, patients will need to follow a liquid and soft foods diet. Staying hydrated is very important during this time, and liquids that are rich in nutrients will help speed up the healing.
Your mouth, jaw, and throat will most likely be sore, that’s why a liquid diet is recommended. You should also avoid warm beverages like soup or tea, as they can burn the numb tissues in your mouth.
The use of straws can be detrimental as well. The sucking motion can loosen blood clots and cause more bleeding.
Examples of what you can drink or eat during the first two weeks:
Powdered egg whites
Sugar, syrup, or honey
By this time, the jaw is forming a biological bond with the implant screws (osseointegration).
Most of the soreness should have receded, but the jaw is still healing. You can add more soft foods to your diet, but you still need to watch out for what you’re eating.
Avoid hard, crunchy, or chewy foods that can disrupt recovery.
Here are some examples of food you can eat during this time:
Mashed Fruits or Soft fruits that do not contain a lot of seeds like bananas
Turkey, chicken, fish
Make sure to note any pain or sensation that occurred during and after eating or drinking. If anything causes pain or discomfort to your jaw, avoid it until the healing process is complete.
Contact Parker Dental Implant and Specialty Center to discuss which option is best for you! Call 720-522-2000, or visit us at 11005 S Parker Rd. Parker, Colorado.