After an oral surgery procedure, such as the removal of wisdom teeth, you will be advised to stick largely to liquids and soft foods as your mouth heals.

Glendale cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox will thoroughly review your dietary guidelines with you prior to your cosmetic or restorative dentistry procedure. Individual recommendations will vary depending on the procedure itself and your unique condition.

Generally speaking, it’s important to ensure that the foods and beverages you consume after oral surgery be healthy and packed with nutrients to help you maintain your dietary needs as you recover.

Consuming enough water as you heal from oral surgery is extremely important to help keep your mouth hydrated. It’s typically recommended to drink at least eight, 8-ounce servings of water per day.

There are a number of fruit and vegetable juices that contain essential nutrients, including vitamins, calcium and protein. It’s important, however, to avoid juices that are high in sugars; too much sugar can accelerate plaque accumulation and contribute to dehydration.

Soups and broths can provide both diversity and nutrition. When you are able to resume chewing, soft foods such as mashed potatoes, rice, yogurt, fruit smoothies, hummus and scrambled eggs may be added to the mix.

If you suffer from a dental condition that may require oral surgery, please contact Desert Smiles to schedule your personal consultation with accomplished cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox. We welcome patients from the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria and Glendale, Arizona, areas.

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