What To Eat After Root Canal

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What to Eat After Root Canal

The best food to eat after root canal are those that are soft in texture so they won't irritate your gums too much. Remember, your mouth will be very sore post-procedure, and you'll need to stay away from crunchy and tough foods until you recover.

Here are some tasty but root canal-safe foods you can enjoy while you recover from one of the most horrific procedures in the modern era.

  1. Sushi - I don't like Sushi but provided it's not too cold, it can be perfect post-root canal meal.
  2. Apple sauce
  3. Yogurt
  4. Pudding
  5. Mashed potatoes
  6. Scrambled eggs
  7. Oatmeal
  8. Soup - Any kind in fine; just be sure to avoid extreme heat and forgo the crackers.
  9. Smoothies
  10. Protein shakes - Pre-made Chocolate Muscle Milk is the best, but if you prefer to blend your shakes Pure Protein's Vanilla Ice Cream Whey Protein is divine.
  11. Ice cream (avoid too cold)
  12. Avocado
  13. Soft cheeses
  14. Soft bread
  15. Boiled rice
  16. Steamed vegetables
  17. Mashed banana
  18. Tofu
  19. Pancakes
  20. Cottage cheese
  21. Quinoa
  22. Baked beans
  23. Hummus
  24. Jello
  25. Custard
  26. Guacamole
  27. Soft tortillas
  28. Pasta
  29. Risotto
  30. Porridge
  31. Polenta
  32. Banana bread
  33. Mashed peas
  34. Refried beans
  35. Soft crackers
  36. Soft fruits like peaches or ripe pears
  37. Creamed corn
  38. Steamed fish
  39. Soft boiled eggs
  40. Soft cereals
  41. Soft cookies soaked in milk
  42. Overcooked pasta
  43. Soft dumplings
  44. Soft meatballs
  45. Overripe bananas
  46. Stewed fruits
  47. Fruit puree
  48. Baby food
  49. Baked sweet potato
  50. Milkshakes
  51. Soft granola bars
  52. Fruit and yogurt parfaits
  53. Canned fruits - These are normally heavily processed but it's better than starving. Since the fruits lie in a strange liquid for years they are the perfect texture for your sore mouth.
  54. Soft croissants
  55. Soft gnocchi
  56. Baked zucchini
  57. Soft muffins
  58. Softened cereal
  59. Steamed chicken
  60. Cream cheese
  61. Cold pasta salad
  62. Rice pudding
  63. Soft brownies
  64. Overripe mango
  65. Cooked lentils
  66. Mashed butternut squash
  67. Soft flatbread
  68. Baked apple
  69. Soft pita bread
  70. Softly cooked mushrooms
  71. Softened granola in yogurt
  72. Bread pudding
  73. Soft cake
  74. Bisques or cream soups
  75. Mashed cauliflower
  76. Softened waffles
  77. Soft pie - Desserts like Pumpkin Pie or Chocolate pie are perfect. Although Apple Pie is an American classic, it should be avoided since the crust can be a little tough.
  78. Overripe kiwi
  79. Soft stewed meats
  80. Mousse
  81. Soft fish cakes
  82. Buttered noodles
  83. Mashed yams
  84. Soft protein bars - If you find any, let me know. I suppose they exist...somewhere.
  85. Fruit sorbet (room temperature) - Extreme heat and cold should generally be avoided due to the risk of irritation.
  86. Overripe melon
  87. Soft French toast
  88. Baked beans
  89. Soft dinner rolls
  90. Pureed soups
  91. Steamed broccoli (well-cooked) - If it isn't the crunchy stalks will irritate your mouth.
  92. Soft couscous
  93. Softly cooked spinach
  94. Flan - Sounds as gross as it tastes but some people like it. If you do, then this dish is the perfect texture.
  95. Baked custard
  96. Softly cooked squash
  97. Cheesy grits
  98. Pulled chicken
  99. Overripe berries
  100. Soft bread and butter pudding
  101. Softly cooked carrots
  102. Lukewarm Oatmeal - This tastes much better than it sounds. My personal favorite is Apple Cinnamon.

As you can see from the tasty meal items above, you'll be eating like a newborn for a little. But, given the variety of foods to choose from, it won't be a super dull seven to ten days.

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 05/31/2023


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