Soft Foods to Eat After Periodontal Surgery


Avocado (Mashed plain or mixed with salt, lemon, or honey)

Bananas (Mashed well)

Broth (Chicken, Beef, or Vegetable)

Casseroles (Soft and well-cooked with plenty of liquid)

Cheesecake (You can enjoy yourself during recovery!)

Cheese (soft or melted)

Couscous/Semolina (Well-cooked and served sweet or savory)

Cottage cheese (Plain)

Custard (Made fresh or frozen)

Dips (Tzatziki, Lebneh (Greek yogurt), French Onion, Hummus and guacamole)

Eggs (Scrambled or poached)

Fish (baked or broiled, not fried)

Ice cream (Frozen yoghurt too, NO NUTS)

Jelly/Jell-O (any flavor)

Juice (just avoid acids; like tomato, grapefruit, and oranges)

Macaroni & Cheese (Well-cooked and soft)

Mashed Potato (Well blended with no lumps)

Meatloaf or Meatballs (Small bites)

Noodles/Pasta (Small, Flat overcooked pasta that doesn’t require much chewing or slurping)

Nut Butters (Peanut, Almond, or Cashew.  Needs to be smooth not CRUNCHY)

Oatmeal (Mixed with honey, syrup or mashed banana)

Pudding (Any flavor and Tapioca too)

Ramen (With well cooked veggies or meat)

Risotto (Well cooked)


Mushed Beans/Peas

Rice (Cooked very soft)


Sloppy Joe Meat (Skip the bun)

Soup (The less chewy, the better)

Smoothies (Mix with fresh fruits (no seeds) milk, yoghurt or ice cream)

Spinach (Creamed or mashed)

Stew (Vegetables and meat need to be cooked for a long time)

Tea (Iced or warm, not hot)

Tofu (Mashed or cubed, firm or silken)

Vegetables (Cooked really soft and mashed)

Yogurt (Avoid flavors with seeds)

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