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Food for after dental surgery?

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PoptartPoptart · 06/07/2019 14:41

Poor DS (13yo) has to have 5 teeth removed under general anaesthetic before his braces are fitted.
The hospital said that it will be very sore for about a week after surgery.
Apart from soup and ice cream what else can I give him to eat that doesn’t take much chewing?
He’s not keen on mashed potato which was my first thought!
Any ideas please?

OP posts:
dementedpixie · 06/07/2019 14:43

Noodles? Inside of baked potato, sweet potato

PoptartPoptart · 06/07/2019 14:45

Noodles might work but I guess they do need a certain amount of chewing?
Potato in general he’s not keen on (except chips!)

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foxychox · 06/07/2019 14:47


caranx · 06/07/2019 14:50


Terrysyogurt · 06/07/2019 14:52

Pastas fine.

floraloctopus · 06/07/2019 15:02

Tomato soup
Cheese strings
Rice pudding
Soft sliced bread

Ricekrispie22 · 06/07/2019 15:18

Baked beans
Scrambled egg and possibly frittata or omelettes/pancakes
Lentil dahl
Fish - white fish and salmon
Lentil stew
Orzo pasta bake

PoptartPoptart · 06/07/2019 23:10

Thanks for the ideas - I’ll give them a go!

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Zaphodsotherhead · 06/07/2019 23:19

You might be surprised...I had five teeth removed (and a jaw drain put in) three weeks ago. I am currently eating banana cake...

There was very little pain and discomfort afterwards, and I absolutely craved salty and highly flavoured food, so my first meal after I got home (three days post op) was tomatoes with mozarella and chopped garic, followed by strawberries and cream.

Maybe for a couple of days he might feel sore, but it's amazing how quickly you get over dental surgery!

domton · 07/07/2019 00:08

Some Fab suggestions on this thread I started, really helpful.

BananaRama99 · 07/07/2019 00:10

Any soft foods really, e.g. mashed potato, baked potato, soup, noodles, beans.
Also ice lollies can be good if painful as it can help numb the area in a way.

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