Eating healthy promotes wound healing after a tooth-op

To support wound healing after dental surgery with the diet

Because of the continued numbness, lips, tongue, and parts of the cheeks will feel numb for some time after your dental treatment. So you do not burn yourself, you should not take any hot drinks for the first few hours after the operation and you should not eat anything to avoid biting your tongue. These are pure precautions, but in the first week after a surgical dental treatment, there’s more to what you should consider in your diet. The topic of this blog post by “Nilius Explained” is the connection between eating and the healing process after a dental operation: Here we have collected some interesting information. Generally, you can eat anything that you like. But if you pay a little attention to what foods you eat, not only will you reduce your risk of complications, but it will even help with the healing process. The diet is therefore an important aspect for a rapid wound healing and thus also for the completion of the dental treatment.

Tips for the first week’s diet

In the first few days after a dental operation, the oral cavity is extremely sensitive, which can cause pain during chewing. We therefore recommend that you first eat soft foods such as puree, broth or bread without crust after the dental surgery. Some people feed in after a porridge operation, but a healthy and varied diet is possible. Soft-boiled, pureed vegetables or spinach is definitely on the menu. Because in order for your body to focus exclusively on the healing process, you must provide it with important “powers”. A little tip from us: On the Internet you will find delicious recipe collections, which support the wound healing after a tooth operation optimally. It is important that you avoid crumbly foods, so that nothing can get into the wound. In addition, the supply of basic foods such as potatoes, vegetables or soybean for faster wound healing is advisable. When eating, try not to touch the sutures as much as possible, so that no rebleeding occurs. Our tip number two: Go shopping before the dental surgery to have enough soft foods in the house, so you survive the first three days well. If you have decided in advance for example soup recipes, you can already cook them, portioning and freezing. These then prepare you quickly and easily after dental treatment.

Effect of certain foods on wound healing

When eating, you have to pay particular attention to the drinks and even best even a few days completely exchange coffee, black tea and alcohol for others. Because caffeine causes an increase in blood pressure, this can trigger subsequent hemorrhage in a fresh wound. Alcohol on the other hand has an anticoagulant effect and also hinders the healing process. Instead, enjoy delicious alternatives such as fruit juices. If you like, occasionally drink herbal teas such as chamomile or sage tea. The latter has an antibacterial effect. However, the mouth should not be rinsed with any drink or product. Although you are basically allowed to eat anything, we advise you to avoid hot spices or dishes, but also pure dairy products in the first few days. For example, the lactic acid bacteria at the wound can trigger inflammation and thus slow the healing process. Our team at the Nilius Clinic will guide you through the entire course of the therapy and will do its utmost to make the treatment as pleasant as possible for you. Therefore, we also inform you about a healthy diet that supports the healing process after a dental operation. If you have further questions, just contact us.

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