*After general anesthetic or IV sedation, start with liquids.
*While numb, avoid hot foods and liquids.
*Your food intake will be limited for the first few days – Compensate by increasing your fluid intake.
Drinks (no straws)
- Ice Chips
- Smoothies/Protein Shakes (no berries with seeds)
- Ice Cream
- Scrambled Eggs
- Cream of Wheat/Oatmeal
- Mashed Potatoes
- Cottage Cheese
Add soft foods when numbness is gone. Increase diet as tolerated.