Post-Operative Menu Plan
These menu suggestions have been prepared for my patients with help from a nutrionist. It is not necessary to follow this diet strictly, however, we feel it is a usefull guide to nutrition following periodontally surgery. If you have a great deal of difficulty chewing, we would also suggest the use of baby foods, fruits, vegetables and meats processed in a high-speed blender or food processor.
Nectars, Apple or Prune Juice
Cereal, Buttered Grits, Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat or Rice
Eggs-Scrambled, Poached, Fried, Soft Boiled
Soup-Creamed (i.e. turkey, mushroom, pea)
Roasted Turkey, Chicken
Vegetables-Bland (i.e. broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, string beans)
Mashed or Baked Potato, Boiled Noodles, Macaroni & Cheese
Dessert-Gelatins, Banana, Soft Peaches
Mashed or Baked or Sweet Potato, RIce,
Vegetable-Bland (i.e. broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, string beans)
Dessert-Yogurt, Sherbert, Jello, Pudding
CITRUS JUICES, BECAUSE OF THEIR HIGH ACID CONTENT, MAY CAUSE PAIN TO THE OPERATIVE AREA(S), AND SHOULD THEREFORE BE AVOIDED FOR THE FIRST FEW DAYS POSTOPERATIVELY.