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Types of Foods to Avoid After Oral Surgery


Posted on 6/23/2018 by Scott Redlinger
Oral Surgery Reno-Tahoe Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center NV 89511When you have oral surgery, you are going to be sore for a little while. That soreness will likely go away in a matter of days, but it will take time to get there. If you follow the aftercare instructions we give you, it will take very little time to begin to feel better.

Part of those instructions include some ideal foods to eat. You also need to be aware of what foods to avoid, because otherwise, you could wind up damaging the surgical site.

Do Not Eat These Types of Foods After Oral Surgery

First, you want to avoid anything sticky. That can hurt your mouth, and literally pull at anything in your mouth. This could be the clot your body formed to help the area heal, or even stitches we may have used to keep the wound closed.

Next, you want to avoid anything salty. If you eat a lot of salt, it can burn the area we just worked on. Rinsing with a slight salt water solution is good, recommended even. However, eating something like salty French fries could prove painful.

Finally, you want to avoid anything sharp. This may seem logical, but it is not always the easiest thing to remember when you first go home. Do not chew up anything that could create sharp pieces as those could damage your surgical site. That may start your bleeding over again, and make your wound take longer to heal.

If you are not sure what to do to best take care of your oral surgery site, call us back. We can talk you through anything you need help with over the phone, or we can have you come in, so we can discuss what to do face to face. It is always best to call when you aren't sure of the best steps to help your healing.

Scott M. Redlinger, DMD, MD

(775) 430-5355