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For the first day after your treatment, you should only eat very soft or liquid foods. This helps prevent you from chewing on your mouth or biting your tongue due to the numbing agents used during your surgery.

  • Immediately after surgery, stick with softer foods like yogurt, ice cream, pudding, applesauce, mashed potatoes, creamy soups and broth, and other such soft/liquid foods.
  • The following week, you can move on to foods that may require a bit more chewing, like macaroni and cheese, pancakes, rice, soft bread, cooked vegetables, eggs, and pasta.
  • After the first couple weeks, you may be able to start adding tough and chewy foods back into your diet, such as meat and fibrous, raw vegetables. This, of course, depends on how quickly you heal.
  • You should also avoid chewing on the side of your mouth with the implant for at least 2 weeks.

 Other tips for proper healing include:

Hold off on exercise for a few days.

For at least 2-3 days, we recommend avoiding exercise, or heavy exertion in general. This will help minimize bleeding and discomfort.

Drink plenty of water.

Staying hydrated helps keep your body healthy and will help you feel better after surgery.

Take care of your mouth.

Starting 24 hours after your surgery, rinse your mouth with salt water in the morning, after each meal, and before bed. You can also start brushing, but don’t brush the surgical site directly until your dentist says you can do so at your follow-up appointment.

Never smoke or use tobacco products.

Smoking and using oral tobacco can impair healing and even cause complete implant failure. Never smoke or use tobacco products of any kind while you heal from implant surgery.

Don’t skip meals.

Proper nutrition is essential for keeping you healthy and strong, so do your best to eat consistently and get enough food each day.

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