We all love to eat, there’s no doubt about it. However, if you are planning to undergo jaw surgery, you will need to be a little more careful about what you take a bite into while you recover.

Diet is a very important part of the process following jaw surgery. In fact, what you eat can have a significant impact on how quickly you recover.

While you are in hospital, you will be provided with appropriate food to support your recovery. Once you leave to the comfort of your own home, your diet is all up to you.

Here are our top tips on what to eat after jaw surgery.

Eliminate dairy from your diet until your stitches are removed
Meal preparation
Buy a slurpee on the way home
Your diet at home will consist of liquids only to begin with
Add some protein and fibre to your smoothies or soups.
Start biting into soft foods.

Remember, your body is still recovering from your jaw surgery, so just take it easy and listen to your body’s needs.

For more information about the post-op healing and recovery time, read our post when deciding on jaw surgery where you’ll find all the answers to your jaw surgery related questions.