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Soft Food Diet Tips after Getting Dental Implants in Philadelphia

By Gerald Regni, DMD on January 28, 2014

Philadelphia dental implant surgery is mostly used to treat people who have lost a tooth or two due to force trauma, to prevent bone loss and restore efficient and regular teeth function and aesthetics. However, the surgical procedure demands weeks of recovery time, in which you should maintain a special diet for about five to seven days immediately after surgery. Here are some of the food types you’re required to consume while recovering:

foods for a soft diet after a tooth implant

Soft Food and Fluids

During the first week after your surgery, the implant will need time to settle into your gums. At the same time, the gums themselves will have to heal the surgical wound, so it’s important that you don’t apply any chewing pressure that will agitate the gums. Eat only soft foods, and drink plenty of fluids, but avoid hot beverages.

Dairy

Calcium is an essential nutrient in strengthening your teeth and jawbone after the surgery, and your best source would have to be dairy. Thankfully, dairy products in themselves are already mostly soft foods – load up your diet with a reasonable amount of cheese and milk (you can melt harder cheese into your food), as well as vegetables like spinach and kale.

Protein

Meat is definitely something to avoid while you’re still in the recovery phase, but this doesn’t excuse your body from taking in protein. An alternative would be a nice breakfast of scrambled eggs and cheese. Legumes and some types of leafy veggies are also excellent sources of protein, so you might want to eat more of them.

Grains

LiveStrong.com has some valuable advice on eating grain-based food:
"For the grain group, your best option might be cooked cereals like oatmeal, oat bran or cream of wheat. These cereals are extremely soft when cooked completely. Add berries, cinnamon or vanilla to the cereal if you like. Rice, noodles or grits are other soft options in this food group. Also try eating soft bread that isn't toasted. Add peanut or almond butter to the bread for a more complete meal."

If you’re just starting to recover from your dental implants in Philadelphia, ask physicians or dentists like Dr. Gerald Regni, DMD for more tips for faster and safer healing, and follow their advice to the letter. Don’t risk having your implant surgery fail and going through it all over again.

(Article Information and Image from Foods for a Soft Diet After a Tooth Implant, LiveStrong)

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