The discomfort and pain you feel after a dental surgery is so unimaginable. The pain is made worse by your inability to eat what you crave, this can be really frustrating. It makes you feel like your life has stopped. Not to worry, in this post, I will share with you some foods to eat after dental surgery which can help to ease the inflammation and pain you feel.
Getting back to your normal life requires that you do not feed on a low-quality diet but on a rich diet that contains a lot of natural foods. Foods rich in vitamin C, flavonoids, vitamin A, protein, and zinc are very effective in the healing process. Since your gum is very delicate at this stage and no chewing is possible, your food choices are limited to foods that are blended or don’t require chewing.
To ease the pain and heal quickly, eat these foods after dental surgery:
- Anti-inflammatory pain relief smoothie
This is one of the necessary foods to eat after dental surgery or whenever you need an anti-inflammatory effect. It is made with celery, cucumber, pineapple and lime, all blended with coconut water. You can add a little ice if you feel up to it. All the ingredients help to reduce inflammation, plus it has a cooling effect.
- Cauliflower soup
Like most cruciferous vegetables (others are broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and kale), cauliflower contains a high level of antioxidants that produce anti-inflammatory effects. To make the best of this soup, make sure you add shallots, garlic, gala or fuji apple, celery, olive oil, chicken or vegetable broth, nutmeg, pepper to taste (optional) and parsley as a garnish.
- Organic Chicken broth with veggies
This particular chicken broth has pain relieving effect, especially for sore gum. The ingredients- celery, garlic, bay leaf, green beans, carrots, turmeric, and chicken, has anti-inflammatory effects and contains a lot of nutrients which your body needs on your way to recover after your surgery.
- Pineapple Smoothie
Pineapple is popular for its pain relieving quality because it contains a pain relieving enzyme called “Bromelain” with a high concentration in the core of the fruit. This enzyme naturally treats pain and inflammation.
- Protein shakes
This delicious drink like you know is popular among athletes, but can come really handy in dealing with the pain you feel and can help speed up your recovery. It’s really simple to make and the ingredients- banana, natural yogurt or soy yogurt, milk, peanut butter, Chia seeds, and cinnamon. This drink boosts immunity too.
- Garlicky potato soup
If you are able to ignore the smell, there is a lot to benefit from eating garlic. A combination of it and onion, carrot, potato, and bay leaf is not only tasty (one thing your taste buds needs right now), but also helpful. To make it smooth, use a blender or a food processor.
- Ice cream
Ice-cream is a soothing food you can eat after a dental surgery. It is cold and this helps to reduce swelling in the gum.
This protein-packed drink helps soothe the gum and supplies nutrients necessary to hasten your healing process.
Apple is rich in antioxidants, which gives it its anti-inflammatory effect. This sauce is easy to make or you could choose to get one at the grocery store.
- Raspberry Smoothies
Raspberry is a tiny but highly beneficial nutritious fruit. It has a high amount of antioxidants and phytonutrients that gives it its anti-inflammatory properties. Add banana and yogurt to this smoothie, I bet you will love it.
- Avocado Smoothie
Avocado is popular because it contains healthy fat, but aside that, it helps increase the body’s ability to absorb important antioxidants. It also contains Polyhydroxylated Fatty Alcohols (PFAs), which provides excellent anti-inflammatory benefits.
Dealing with this pain can be really trying, but eating the right foods, enjoying them and having a positive disposition is the only formula that can get you back on your feet.