Suggested Diet After Oral Surgery

Selections should be included from the four basic food groups:


Soft cheeses such as cottage cheese, cream cheese, milk, ice cream, and pudding or custard

Meat & Protein:

Tender pieces of ground meats, chicken, fish without bones, and cooked legumes

Fruit and Vegetables:

Cooked or canned fruits, ripe bananas, vegetables without skins or seeds, mashed potatoes, and squash

Bread and Cereal Group:

Soft bread, macaroni, noodles, rice, spaghetti, cooked breakfast cereals with milk, ready-to-eat flaked and puffed wheat or rice


Milk, carbonated drinks, juices, tea or coffee

Extras (for in between meals):

Milk drinks, fruit or vegetable juices, eggnog, ice cream or broth