What to Eat and what to avoid after dental implant surgery

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The Best Foods To Eat After Your Dental Implant Surgery

we recommend eating smoothies, yogurt, ice cream, pudding, applesauce, mashed potatoes, creamy soups and broth, and other such soft/liquid foods.


What To Avoid Eating After Dental Implant Surgery

Hard foods – Don't chew on nuts, ice, hard candy, or other such hard foods, as this could damage your implant.

Crunchy foods – You should avoid crunchy foods like chips and popcorn to make sure you heal quickly.


Can I drink coffee after the implant?

After implant surgery, your gums are healing from having an incision made through them. It is vitally important that you avoid drinking hot coffee, tea or hot chocolate after the procedure itself for up to two or three days


What other foods can be avoided?


  • The nutrients that are necessary to maintain oral health after dental implant surgery is in two main categories: food and supplements. These dietary guidelines should be followed for at least three months following the implant surgery.

    Foods to eat: Foods high in fiber and protein, such as vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, fruits, and whole grains are perfect for healthy teeth and gums. Dairy products including milk, yogurt, or cheese also provide the calcium needed to help prevent bone loss.

    Rice is a good choice of food because it has good amounts of protein that is helpful in maintaining healthy teeth and gum tissues.

    Foods to avoid: Processed foods with added sugar or salt should be avoided after the implant surgery because they could result in tooth decay or increased risk for heart disease. It is also advised not to consume any hard chewy candies or foods that contain citric acid as these can affect the healing time of the implant site.

  • edited August 2023

    After dental implant surgery, it is important to follow a soft and nutritious diet to aid in the healing process and minimize any discomfort. Here are some general guidelines on what to eat and what to avoid: 

    What to eat:

    1. Soft foods: Opt for soft foods that require minimal chewing, such as mashed potatoes, yogurt, smoothies, pureed soups, scrambled eggs, and cooked vegetables.
    1. Protein-rich foods: Include protein sources like tofu, fish, eggs, and well-cooked, tender meats to support tissue healing.
    1. Nutritious foods: Consume a balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to provide essential vitamins and minerals for healing.
    1. Hydrating beverages: Drink plenty of water and clear liquids like herbal tea, diluted fruit juices, and broths to stay hydrated.

    What to avoid:

    1. Hard and crunchy foods: Avoid foods that are hard, crunchy, or require excessive chewing, such as nuts, chips, popcorn, raw vegetables, and tough meats.
    1. Spicy and acidic foods: Steer clear of spicy and acidic foods that may irritate the surgical site, such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, hot sauces, and spicy seasonings.
    1. Sticky foods: Avoid sticky foods like chewing gum, caramels, and toffees that can potentially dislodge the implant or interfere with healing.
    1. Carbonated and alcoholic beverages: Refrain from carbonated drinks and alcoholic beverages as they can cause discomfort and may impede the healing process.

    However, it is essential to follow the specific post-operative instructions provided by your dentist or oral surgeon. They will provide you with personalized guidelines based on your unique situation and the extent of your surgery. It's recommended to consult with your dental professional for detailed dietary instructions tailored to your needs.

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