Oral surgery is a procedure that many individuals face due to a variety of reasons. Perhaps you are having a broken tooth extracted or having your wisdom teeth removed. Whatever the reason for oral surgery, we will recommend a treatment plan so that you will be able to recover fully.
Depending on your oral surgery type, we will instruct you on medications to take such a pain meds and antibiotics as well as what foods to eat. On this list of foods, we recommend yogurt. Learn more about the benefits of eating yogurt after surgery below.
Soft and Cool
One reason we recommend yogurt for oral surgery patients is that it is both soft and cold. With most oral surgeries, the mouth is going to be swollen and sore. Soft foods are needed so that you can eat without having to move your jaw up and down in a chewing motion. The coldness of the yogurt also helps and feels good as you eat.
The Health Benefits of Yogurt
Yogurt is also good for you and provides added benefits such as protein, calcium and probiotics. Choose a yogurt you like, but also look for options that are high in calcium and protein. This will help you stay full as well as provide you with the nutrients you need during the healing process.
Eating yogurt after surgery can be fun. Have a friend or family member make you a smoothie that includes yogurt so that drink is less acidic and will feel good to your tender gums. You get to enjoy a tasty drink that also has health benefits after surgery.
This is just one of the soft foods we recommend you have after oral surgery. Patients are advised to take their time with introducing foods after surgery, starting with soft options first as to not experience any pain in the mouth. Over time, as you begin to feel better, a variety of foods can be introduced that involve more movement of the jaw.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (972) 594-7414 today.