Dietary Suggestions


Please keep in mind it is important to eat a soft diet for the first week after surgery. This does not always mean a liquid diet, but “mushy”.

The first day following surgery, cold/room temperature soft foods only such as:

  • Anything put through a blender/food processor
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Jell-o
  • Pudding
  • Yogurt
  • Applesauce
  • Plain ice cream
  • Milkshakes & Smoothies (DO NOT USE A STRAW)
  • Protein drinks

The second day after surgery, you may introduce warmer “mushy” foods such as:

  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Broth or Creamed Soups
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Eggs any style
  • Pasta
  • Flaky fish
  • Shredded meats
  • Most steamed vegetables (i.e. Potatoes, Yams, Cauliflower, Squash, Green Beans, Carrots)
  • Avocados
  • Cheese
  • Bananas
  • Cream of wheat


  • Nuts/Seeds/Berries (strawberries, raspberries, & chia/flax seeds)
  • Chips, Pretzels, or Popcorn
  • Hard Breads (sourdough, dutch crunch, etc.)

Things to remember:

  • Avoid extremely hot foods and citrusy foods as they can irritate the surgical site
  • Chew on the opposite side of surgical site
  • Do not eat/drink with gauze in mouth
  • Do not use a straw until you return to the Ueno Center for post-op evaluation
For additional information about Dietary Suggestions Post Surgery or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ueno, Dr. Chung, Dr. Litch and Dr. Bui, please contact us our Campbell CA office at Ueno Dental Center Phone Number 408-371-7616 or