Tips From An Oral Implantologist : What Food To Take After Dental Implant Surgery
Doctors provide a list of instructions on how to take care of yourself in the next few days after an Implantation procedure about,when and how to take medicine,But many patients are baffled about the post operative food intake, with this article provided by LBR Dental Implants, we will try to clear your apprehension.
As Implantologists, we regularly perform oral operations on dental implants. This procedure allows us to give our patients the choice to replace missing teeth with fixed bridges which last for a lifetime with proper care. Implants are different from other forms of teeth replacement, which take support of the adjacent standing teeth.
Dental implants are the most durable and long-lasting tooth replacement solution, you can get which strengthens and maintains the health of the jawbone after installation by providing the required stimulation.
As the titanium implants are placed into the jaw bone,local anaesthesia is given to make this procedure pain free or apprehensive patients can even opt for nitrous oxide sedation. As the technique requires extraction of damaged teeth and implant placement in the same sitting, it requires some recovery time. This recovery phase will vary for each person, depending on their overall health, age and number of implants placed.
But, after oral implant surgery, it is essential to maintain a high level of nutrient absorption as, they help the body to recover quickly. Many people make the mistake of not eating or eating little after an oral surgery. As a Dental surgeon, we recommend that you try the following food during the recovery period.
Dental Implant Surgery is a procedure that replaces the damaged missing tooth with a titanium post which inturn supports the artificial teeth, that look and function like natural teeth. Dental implants are a good alternative for dentures or inappropriate bridge structures and may be an only option if, there are no natural teeth to take support of and want to avoid conventional removable dentures.
Diet for patients undergoing full mouth replacement:
- Eat nutritious foods which are comfortable to consume.
- Avoid very hot food.
- For the first 24 hours after surgery does not use a straw to take juices as it creates suction that dislodges the blood clot.
- Even though provisional bridges are fixed on Implants, you cannot take proper solid diet as the mouth will be sore.
- Avoid chewing food until the tongue sensation returns.
- Avoid foods such as rice, beans, sunflower seeds, popcorn, etc… that can get stuck in the surgical area.
- In the next few days, you can gradually switch to solid food.
- It’s important not to skip meals as the patient will be on medication. Good food will make the patient feel better, gain strength, feel less comfortable and help heal faster.
- If you have diabetes, follow your healthy eating habits.
- Do not smoke, spit or take aerated soft drinks for one week.
- Take soft foods such as mashed potatoes,milkshakes, smoothies, yoghurt, ice cream, pudding, cold soup or cream soup for the first six hours or until the numbness has disappeared.
- You can eat anything soft by chewing from the non surgical site( in case of sectional replacement of teeth) High calorie, high protein intake is essential.
- After the first six (6) hours or when numbness disappears, eat soft food such as pasta, pancakes, eggs or cooked vegetables.
- You must prevent dehydration by drinking fluids regularly. Your food intake is limited in the first few days which should be compensated by increasing your fluid intake.
Below are some list of foods that can be taken:
Take proper food before your scheduled appointment as the treatment will be performed under local anaesthesia and you will not be able to take your regular diet for the next 3 days until your permanent teeth are fixed on Implants.Breakfast is an important meal which should not be skipped. One of the best ways to receive the required nutrients is:
- Blend fruit
- Soft boiled Vegetables
- Protein powder to make a nutritious smoothie
Patients can have a smoothie multiple times a day if they choose. Another option is to eat scrambled or boiled eggs for breakfast. They are full of protein and is a convenient meal for most patients to make.
Try hummus on soft bread. Hummus is nutritious and incredibly soft. Patients can even eat it by adding cold yoghurt to balance out the meal.Cooked rice can also be taken or as a matter of fact, any nutritious food that does not require chewing.
It is one of the most challenging meals to replace. Instead of eating meat that is difficult to chew like beef, chicken, or pork, eat flaky fish that patients do not need to chew very much. Patients can also try chicken or vegetable soup. Most soups can be blended to make them easier to take.
Once the teeth are fixed, that is after 3 days, patients can switch back to the normal food but try to avoid taking very hard food like nuts for the first three months.
Immediate loading of prosthesis on basal implants is a non invasive flapless procedure where teeth are fixed in three days but still,there will be some amount of soreness for the first three days which can be taken care of, by taking proper medication and soft nutritious diet which does not require any chewing.
If you have more questions or concerns about eating with dental implants, contact us LBR Dental Implant.
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