On the day of your dental implant surgery it’s important to drink plenty of fluids (up to 2 quarts of liquid per day) and avoid hot liquids because they will promote bleeding and swelling.
Smoking or drinking any alcoholic beverages should also be avoided.
What diet should I stick to post surgery?
After your surgery at Smile Clinic Slovakia we recommend to all our patients to stick to a soft food diet to ensure the quickest recovery possible. Therefore, it’s important to avoid any foods that may physically disrupt the implant or cause discomfort.
Extremely hot food is something to stay away from and patients shouldn’t use a straw for the first few days after surgery.
After the surgery you may feel some discomfort, however it’s important not to skip meals. Getting the nutrition your body needs is key to gaining strength and feeling better and faster.
If you have a special diet requirement related to a medical condition, (for example diabetes), you should keep those eating habits or follow instructions that your specialist prescribes.
It is best to start from soft and liquid food. Keeping hydrated is key. Here are some ideas for the first 24 hours after the surgery:
- Banana Mango Shake− A healthy, filling way to start the day after your surgery. Also, bananas help replace electrolytes and maintain fluid balance in your body.
- Applesauce- You can’t eat apples, but this is the next best thing!
- Tomato Soup- A great snack even when your mouth isn’t sensitive.
- Cold Pasta- Ever tried a Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Orzo? Might be the perfect time to expand your taste buds!
What died should I stick to during the implant healing period?
Eating should not be a painful experience for the patient during the healing period. Recovering patients should avoid chewing food in the implanted area and also stay away from food that may get lodged in the surgical areas like popcorn, rice, sunflower seeds, nuts etc.
Here is a list with a few examples that can help you:
- Softer fruits, such as bananas, peaches, nectarines, melons, and all berries.
- Avoid hard food: Go for oatmeal and soft cereals, soft bread, rice, grits, or mashed potatoes.
- Staying hydrated is vital to your immune system and overall health, and nothing will keep you hydrated more efficiently than water.
- Vegetables: It’s best to avoid raw vegetables. Instead, try cooked or steamed vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and squash.
- Sauces and soups are the best way to go.
- Protein: eggs, fish, seafood, and beans are safe, as well as dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese. Other alternatives include couscous and quinoa.
More ideas for a speedy recovery:
- Macaroni and cheese, soft bread, baked or mashed potatoes
- Scrambled eggs, cottage cheese
- Chicken Pesto Pasta
- Ground beef, baked or broiled fish, broiled or stewed chicken (finely chopped)
- Cooked cereals, such as oatmeal or cream of wheat, yogurt
- Chicken Salad
- Puddings, pound cake, milkshakes, ice cream
- Home cooked broth, bouillon, soups
- Broccoli Omelet