How to Enjoy the Holidays After Oral Surgery

For anyone that is planning on having surgery before the holidays, some of the most wonderful food is soft enough to still eat. So, if you thought you would be missing out on food, think again. Here are a few of the best things to eat during the holidays after oral surgery.


Mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are probably one of the first foods you thought about when it comes to a big holiday dinner. Good thing that these wonderful mountains of mouthwatering potatoes are on the safe list to eat this holiday season.


Aside from being soft enough, potatoes are also rich in calories and nutrients which is essential for proper healing.


Green Beans

Not only are green beans a nice low-calorie side, they are soft enough to eat!


Tender green beans are a good source of vitamin C, fiber, Vitamin K, and folate. They are a great post-surgery food AND they are good for you too!



Yams are yet another delicious dish that makes for a great post oral surgery eat! Yams alone have a lot of nutrients and antioxidants that help fight inflammation. They have many benefits and are quite healthy, if you avoid eating them with marshmallows that is.



Alright, we have saved the best for last. PIE! As long as there are no nuts or seeds in it, pie is a good soft food to consume post-surgery. Pie is typically soft enough and uses little to no chewing. Soft and sweet, let your recent surgery be the excuse for eating too much pie.



There are unfortunately foods that will need to be avoided or eaten with caution. You will want to be cautious with meat as it tends to be too tough to chew. With stuffing, some are made with hard bits and chunks which can get stuck into sites and cause irritation. Take caution with rolls. They may be soft, but they can get trapped in open wounds. Avoid things like pecan pie, or at least remove the pecans before eating. Avoiding nuts and seeds are key to healing.


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