“What do I eat after dental surgery?”, is a common question asked by many patients. Dental surgery can be a daunting task but the recovery can be even more stressful if you don’t know what to eat. Sarasota Dentistry has compiled a list of foods to eat following dental surgery, dental implants or wisdom teeth extractions. These foods are also good for patients having periodontal surgery. Keep in mind that each surgery is different and you should follow your dentist’s post-operative instructions regarding what is acceptable to eat. Some surgeries require a patient to be on a liquid diet for so long and then progress to soft foods. Any of the foods to eat after dental surgery listed below can be liquified using a blender – our favorite is the Vita-mix . These liquifying blenders can also make a variety of flavorful, healthy drinks or smoothies which can include raw vegetables that are extremely helpful in the healing process. It may not sound good, but Dr. Michael’s kids actually drink raw spinach in their smoothie and they like it! It just depends what else is mixed with it… Be adventurous!
I had all 4 wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago. I’ve given birth twice, and I think I’d rather do it again than to deal with the constant pain that I’m in now. The first day I was fine, but every day after just keeps getting worse. I’m dizzy, weak and my ears are doing something strange. I did have impacted teeth and they did have to stretch my mouth open well past my comfort zone due to a small mouth and TMJ issues. I’m guessing between that and the fact that I’ve been smoking (I know, it’s stupid…shouldn’t do it) but I’m having a tough time getting over this. And the only pain meds I’m taking is 800mg ibuprofen. No narcotics. Anyone else have severe jaw pain and ear issues?