Dental implant surgery is a complex dental procedure, so it's important to follow your dentist's recommendations to the letter to ensure quick and proper recovery.
One of the most common questions patients ask us is what foods they can eat immediately after the surgery and in the weeks following the procedure.
Here's what you can eat and what you should avoid after dental implant surgery.
As a rule of thumb, your diet must consist of soft and liquid foods for about a week following the surgery. After that, you can slowly include chewier foods into your diet based on how well the surgery site has healed.
We recommend our patients to eat only soft or liquid foods in the hours following the surgery, such as soups, yogurt, mashed potatoes, and so on. This way you can reduce the risk of biting your tongue or cheeks if the effects of the anesthesia haven't worn off yet.
Here are other foods that you can eat after dental implant surgery:
After about one-week post surgery, you can add foods that require a bit more chewing, such as pasta, rice, meat, and even raw vegetables.
Here are foods you will want to avoid if you want a quick and easy recovery:
If you are missing one or more teeth and think you are a good candidate for dental implants, then at Thrive Family Dental, our Wilmington dentists can help you find the best treatment for your needs.
All you have to do is get in touch with us by going to our contact page and scheduling an appointment with one of our dentists.