Posted on 4/25/2019 by Rodney Rastegar
|Following the right diet can help make the recovery from oral surgery faster and easier to go through. Part of all diets are the things you drink.
There are plenty of different choices when it comes to what you want to drink, but making the right choices after oral surgery is important to your recovery. There are some drinks that are not only a good choice, but that may actually help speed up your recovery.
Soft Foods to DrinkMost people have to follow a soft food diet after oral surgery. When you think of soft foods you may think about mashed potatoes, oatmeal and scrambled eggs. These are good, but it is also possible to drink the soft foods. Milkshakes offer the opportunity to get something healthy you need for your recovery from oral surgery, while also getting something you enjoy. Shakes can include many different ingredients that are not necessarily ice cream and milk.
Some people may want to turn to protein shakes and smoothies. These are fine as long as they do not contain things that could cause problems around the surgical site. Avoid protein shakes that are high in sugar or acid. When you do choose drinks, think about the best temperature of serving them. Drinks that are too cold or hot can create issues with the surgical site.
There are also plenty of things that most people think of as something to drink. Some of the good things to drink after oral surgery include apple juice, sprite or ginger ale. Milk is also a good drink to include in your diet. These types of drinks are not acidic and can contain things that not only quench your thirst, but also help in your healing.
When you do choose drinks, think about the best temperature for serving them. Drinks that are too cold or hot can create issues with the surgical site.
For more information about this or any other oral health question you have, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
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