After undergoing oral surgery or dental implants, it's important to eat soft foods that don't require much chewing. For at least 24 hours after tooth extraction, you should stick to liquid foods. When you feel comfortable, you can start to incorporate more normal foods into your diet. Try to eat foods that are easy to chew for a few days.
Initially, choose cold foods such as yogurt, pudding, jelly, and ice cream. If you choose ice cream, make sure it doesn't contain crunchy or chewy pieces of candy and avoid ice cream cones. Applesauce is a great option after tooth extraction because it will add some fiber to your diet. After the first day, you can try mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, pancakes, and broth-based soups without large chunks of meat.
Eat these foods warm, not hot. You should be able to consume well-cooked fruits and vegetables safely. Fruits and vegetables include sliced ripe bananas, apple puree and baked apples (without skin), baked or boiled sweet potatoes or sweet potatoes, spinach, beets, cooked carrot slices, and potatoes. Keep in mind that every surgery is different and you should follow your dentist's post-operative instructions regarding what you can eat.
Sarasota Dentistry has compiled a list of foods to eat after dental surgery, dental implants, or wisdom tooth extractions.