Whether you’ve received one or more implants, dental implants are a big step in improving your oral health. It’s important to be more cautious with what you eat within the first 10-14 days following implant surgery to ensure you get the most out of your implants.
Dr. Sayed recommends a soft diet that includes as little chewing as possible. Straws are off-limits, as the sucking action can promote bleeding of the gums.
Restricting your diet doesn’t mean you’ll be limited on nutrients — delicious food options are still available, and many of them contain proper nutrition to support your healing process. This will also help kick-start a healthier lifestyle that can be pursued once your recovery is over.
For the first couple of weeks, it’s highly recommended to only eat soft foods while your gums are healing. Not only will this benefit you throughout your recovery period, but it will also help ensure your gums and implants are healthy in the long run.
Dental implants are an investment in your health, so be sure you take as good of care of them as possible. Foods that are not only easier on your gums, but are healthy as well include:
Some of these may seem obvious, but it’s crucial to stress the importance of post-procedural care. These foods are either too hard for your tender gums, easily get stuck between teeth, or are a combination of the two:
It’s critical to be cautious when picking your diet. These foods tend to get stuck in between your teeth, causing irritation to your healing gums. They can also damage your gums.
Not all patients will heal the same way — there are a number of factors that come into play including the care and maintenance of your gums and teeth. Even if you’re feeling better after a few days, don’t jump right into your normal eating habits.
This is an opportunity to experiment with new, healthy foods that can enhance your mood and quality of life. This will allow you to take proper care of them to ensure they last as long as possible.
It’s essential to maintain a combination of proper diet and oral hygiene, which involves eating the right foods, regular brushing and flossing, and minimizing tobacco use and alcohol consumption.
Are you missing any teeth? Dental implants are a long-lasting, durable solution that blends in with your natural smile. Dr. Sayed offers solutions for you and your unique lifestyle.
If you have questions, contact our Birmingham office at 248-838-1143 or simply fill out our contact form. We’re more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your oral health.
Dr. Abdullah Sayed
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