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What Kind of Foods Should I Avoid After Getting A Dental Implant? Our Suggestions for a Speedy Recovery.


If you are going to be receiving a dental implant at Summerlin Dental Solutions in the near future, or if you already have one, you may be wondering what kinds of foods you are allowed to eat while you are healing and recovering from the surgery. In this blog post, we will explain our nutritional suggestions in addition to a few more healing and recovery advice gleaned from Dr. Marianne Cohan in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Healthiest Foods to Consume Following Your Dental Implant Procedure

After having dental implant surgery, you should restrict your diet to foods that are soft and don't need a lot of chewing for the first few days. After your treatment, you shouldn't consume anything that isn't very soft or liquid for the first day afterward. Because of the numbing chemicals that were used during your surgery, it is important that you do not bite your tongue or chew on your mouth during this time.

We advise that you consume things like smoothies, yogurt, ice cream, pudding, applesauce, mashed potatoes, creamy soups and broth, and other foods of a similar soft and liquid consistency immediately following surgery.

Moving on to meals that require a little bit more chewing, such as macaroni and cheese, pancakes, rice, soft bread, cooked vegetables, eggs, and spaghetti, can be done over the course of the subsequent week or two.

After one to two weeks, you should be able to slowly start reintroducing items that are more difficult to chew, such as meat and raw vegetables with a high fiber content. This, however, is contingent upon how rapidly you recover. In addition, you should refrain from chewing on the side of your mouth that contains the implant for a minimum of two weeks.

Additional Guidelines for Recovery Following the Insertion of Implants


Do you want to ensure that you recuperate quickly after having an implant placed? It takes different amounts of time for different people to heal, but the following are some general pointers that should make your recovery go more smoothly.

  • Don't skip meals — It's possible that you won't feel like eating for a while, especially in the first few days after the surgery when you might be in a lot of pain or sick to your stomach. However, maintaining a nutritious diet is key for maintaining your strength and vitality, so you should try your best to eat regularly and ensure that you consume a enough amount of food on a daily basis.
  • Keep yourself well-hydrated by drinking a lot of water. This will not only assist your body stay healthy but will also make you feel better following your surgery.
  • Avoid strenuous activity for a few days — For at least two to three days, it is recommended that you refrain from engaging in strenuous activity such as exercising or heavy exertion in general, such as carrying large boxes or furniture. This can assist minimize bleeding as well as any discomfort that may be experienced.
  • Make sure to take care of your mouth. Beginning 24 hours after your procedure, you should gargle with a solution of salt and water first thing in the morning, after each meal, and before going to bed. You may also begin brushing, but be careful not to brush the surgical site directly until your follow-up consultation with Dr. Barker has confirmed that it is safe to do so.
  • Never use tobacco products or smoke - Both smoking and using oral tobacco can slow the healing process and even lead to the full failure of an implant if used regularly. While you are still recovering following implant surgery, under no circumstances can you smoke or use any form of tobacco product.

If you want the healing process for your dental implant to go smoothly, make sure to follow Dr. Cohan's instructions.


Dr. Cohan will provide you a detailed set of aftercare instructions to adhere to in the event that you obtain a dental implant at Summerlin Dental Solutions. These instructions are meant to be used while you are recovering from the procedure. If you adhere to their instructions to the letter, you may expect the process to go off without a hitch.

Are you interested in getting dental implants in Summerlin or Las Vegas?

Make an appointment with Dr. Cohan at Summerlin Dental Solutions by calling (702)341-9160, visiting our online booking system right now, or scheduling an appointment online right now to find out if implant therapy is the best option for you.



Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.

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With an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, complete makeovers, and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning.  Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high-powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations, and high-resolution pictures of your proposed treatment on 55-inch screens.  She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.

Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.


851 S Rampart Blvd #230, Las Vegas, NV 89145 | (702) 341-9160
851 S Rampart Blvd #230, Las Vegas, NV 89145 | (702) 341-9160