Liquid and Soft Food Ideas for After Oral Surgery By Alicia Green on September 11, 2019


You’ve completed your All-on-4® surgery and you now have a brand new smile! But, you need to remember that you just underwent a major procedure and now your body needs to heal. A very soft food, or even liquid diet, is recommended during your first ten days post surgery. Below we’ve listed some ideas for you.

Liquid Diet Foods
liquid diet food ideas after surgery

  • Applesauce

  • Avocado

  • Bananas (mashed)

  • Cream of wheat

  • Creamy or broth soups

  • Fruit smoothies

  • Hummus

  • Ice cream

  • Jello

  • Mashed cauliflower

  • Mashed potatoes

  • Meal replacement drinks

  • Protein shakes

  • Pudding

  • Pureed cooked eggs

  • Pureed meats (i.e. baby food)

  • Refried beans

  • Vegetable smoothies

  • Yogurt

One last tip, if you puree it, you can have it. We just can’t guarantee you’ll want to drink...

Soft Food Diet

After the first ten days, unless otherwise specified by your doctor, you can move to a soft food diet. Make sure that these foods require very little effort to chew and swallow. If you cannot cut it easily with a fork, you should not eat it in your first six months of healing.list of liquid diet foods

  • Anything from the list above

  • Canned fruits without skin or seeds

  • Cooked or ripe fruits

  • Cottage cheese

  • Fish Ground beef (meatloaf, meatballs, sloppy joe)

  • Oatmeal Pancakes, muffins, waffles

  • Roasted/stewed chicken

  • Scrambled eggs

  • Soft pastas/rice

  • Soups with small soft pieces of vegetables and/or meat

  • Tofu

  • Very soft breads

  • Well-cooked soft vegetables

Foods to avoid altogether during your six month healing period include:

  • Peanuts Popcorn

  • Potato Chips, toritalls chips,

  • Crackers, pretzels

  • Similar hard food

For more liquid and soft food diet ideas make sure to check out our Pinterest board for delicious recipes.

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