Best Soft Foods To Eat After Dental Surgery

soft food to eat after surgery

Best Soft Foods to Eat After Oral Surgery

Dental surgery sucks. It's a process that's wrought with pain both during and after your procedure. To make matters worse, you probably can't eat any of the delicious foods you normally enjoy.

This is due to the sensitivity of your teeth and gums restricting you to soft food after oral surgery exclusively. This means no more peanuts or Panda Express for a little while.

But all is not lost, however. There are a ton of soft foods out there that'll get you through your post-surgery baby food phase. Here are 100 delicious options.

  1. Applesauce
  2. Avocado
  3. Baby food
  4. Baked beans
  5. Banana
  6. Blended soups
  7. Bread pudding
  8. Cheese
  9. Cheesecake - This is a super delicious option but be sure to eat it in moderation since it's packed with sugar.
  10. Chocolate mousse
  11. Cottage cheese
  12. Creamed corn
  13. Creamed spinach
  14. Cream of wheat
  15. Custard
  16. Eggnog
  17. Fruit smoothies
  18. Fruit yogurt
  19. Gelatin
  20. Grated apple
  21. Guacamole
  22. Hominy
  23. Hot cereal
  24. Hummingbird cake
  25. Ice cream
  26. Instant oatmeal
  27. Jell-O
  28. Lentils
  29. Mango sorbet
  30. Mashed banana
  31. Mashed potatoes
  32. Mashed sweet potatoes
  33. Meatloaf
  34. Milkshakes
  35. Minced meat
  36. Noodle soup
  37. Omelette
  38. Pancakes
  39. Pasta
  40. Peaches
  41. Pears
  42. Pie filling
  43. Pineapple
  44. Plums
  45. Polenta
  46. Pudding
  47. Pumpkin pie
  48. Pureed vegetables
  49. Quiche
  50. Rice
  51. Rice pudding
  52. Risotto
  53. Scrambled eggs
  54. Shepherd's pie
  55. Sherbet
  56. Soft bread - These are great examples. White bread, brioche, challah, milk bread, potato bread, Hawaiian rolls, dinner rolls, soft flour tortillas, ciabatta, pita bread, naan, focaccia, pull-apart bread, panettone, croissants, pain de mie
  57. Soft cheeses - Here are some tasty ones: Brie, Camembert, cream cheese, Roquefort, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Havarti, Monterey Jack, mozzarella, muenster, Neufchâtel, Port Salut, queso blanco, queso de bola, queso fresco, Reblochon, Saint-Nectaire, Taleggio, triple crème cheese, blue cheese, ricotta, mascarpone
  58. Soft cookies - Subway and Whole Foods sells some pretty soft ones. Just be sure to get them fresh otherwise, they'll be as hard as hockey pucks.
  59. Soft crackers - Give these a shot: Club crackers, Ritz crackers, water crackers, saltine crackers, Town House crackers, buttery round crackers, oyster crackers, Keebler Munch 'Ems, Sociables crackers, graham crackers, Carr's Table Water Crackers, Breton crackers, Jatz crackers, Royal Lunch Milk Crackers, digestive biscuits
  60. Soft fruits - Try these: Bananas, ripe peaches, ripe pears, ripe apricots, ripe plums, ripe nectarines, ripe papaya, ripe mangoes, ripe avocado, ripe kiwi, ripe cherries, seedless grapes, grapefruit sections without membranes, ripe strawberries, ripe raspberries, ripe blueberries, blackberries, figs, melon, and canned fruit. Be careful with the canned fruit, as they are probably jam-packed with preservatives.
  61. Soft granola bars
  62. Soft meatballs
  63. Soft pretzels
  64. Soft tofu
  65. Sorbet
  66. Soup - Any kind will do as long as it doesn't have hard crackers or croutons.
  67. Spaghetti
  68. Steamed vegetables
  69. Stewed fruit
  70. Strawberries
  71. Tapioca pudding
  72. Thinly sliced deli meat
  73. Tomato soup
  74. Tortellini
  75. Vanilla pudding
  76. Vegetable puree
  77. Watermelon
  78. Whipped cream
  79. Yogurt
  80. Zucchini bread
  81. Cream cheese
  82. Macaroni and cheese
  83. Fruit cocktail
  84. Soft cereal with milk
  85. Soft fish
  86. Potato salad
  87. Soft chicken salad
  88. Egg salad
  89. Refried beans
  90. Mashed cauliflower
  91. Split pea soup
  92. Smooth nut butter
  93. Buttermilk pancakes
  94. French toast
  95. Soft pastries - These are as soft as they are tasty: Eclairs, cream puffs, Danish pastries, bear claws, napoleons, palmiers, pain au chocolat, choux a la creme, croissants, brioche, cinnamon rolls, turnovers, apple strudel, baklava, rugelach, caneles, kouign-amann, profiteroles, Stollen, Madeleines, mille-feuille, doughnuts, scones
  96. Canned fruit
  97. Smoothies with protein powder

Give one of these foods a try on your road to recovery. Once you've bounced back, check out my favorite gas station pizzas.

Matt Irving is the CEO of Super Easy Tech, LLC.
Matt is the founder of Fueling Food, Make It Super Easy, and Super Easy CRM. He is a beast of a software engineer, blogger, and gamer. Feel free to connect on any of the platforms listed below.

Posted by: Matt Irving on 05/07/2023


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