foods to eat after oral surgery

Soft Food Suggestions

General Instructions:

*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) 

  • Water
  • Juice
  • Ice Chips
  • Popsicles
  • Smoothies/Protein Shakes (no berries with seeds)
  • Milkshakes


  • Jello                               
  • Pudding
  • Yogurt
  • Ice Cream
  • Applesauce
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Cream of Wheat/Oatmeal
  • Soups
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Fish
  • Pasta
  • Pancakes
  • Cottage Cheese

Add soft foods when numbness is gone. Increase diet as tolerated.