Posted on 2/23/2018 by Manhattan Maxillofacial Surgery Group
When you come in and have any major oral surgery done, there are specific foods you should not eat. These foods can hurt your mouth, or leave you struggling with pain unnecessarily.
The type of foods and their consistencies are going to make a huge difference in how effectively you allow your body to heal after the procedure. Here are some of the foods you want to keep out of your mouth until you have done a significant amount of healing following a major oral procedure.
Don't Eat These Foods During Oral Surgery Recovery
One type of food you want to avoid when recovering following a major oral surgery procedure is anything spicy. This is going to work its way into the surgical site and leave you facing pain and possibly worse. Spicy foods can hurt your mouth, even when you feel fine, so adding them into the mix when your mouth is tender is just not a good idea.
Also, you want to avoid anything with a lot of salt. This is going to leave you feeling a burn that you don't want while healing, plus the salt is going to get into the wounds and could wreak havoc. You should be rinsing with salt water after most procedures, but this is only when the salt is completely dissolved. Anything with pieces of salt on it should be avoided.
You should also avoid anything sharp. If these splinter in your mouth, it could cut into the area where you just had the procedure done, and cause trouble with healing. This should be avoided at all costs.
Take care to properly eat when you are recovering after oral surgery. The foods you eat need to be nutritious. Call our office today for more help with figuring out what items to eat, and avoid, after oral surgery.
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