Due to possible pain, swelling and limited mouth opening you will be on a soft diet for the next 5-7 days post operatively. It is important to maintain your food and fluid intake after surgery to assist with your healing.
Immediately following surgery- avoid any hot food or drinks until the next day. Ice blocks, jellies, custards, yoghurts, ice cream, smoothies or ‘Up n Go’ drinks will be good options to maintain nutrition Straws are useful especially when you are numb or you have limited mouth opening
The days following surgery- continue with a soft diet such as scambled eggs, porridge, mashed potato and gravy, omelets, pasta, soups, pureed fruit, milky weetbix, Up n Go, smoothies or protein drinks.