Foods to Eat After a Root Canal

A root canal requires proper care after you get home. Eating the wrong food can break or damage the tooth worked on and can lead to further complications or treatments. It is also important o not eat anything until the numbness wears off, as you could accidentally bite your tongue or tissues and damage to your teeth.


Due to the natural sensitivity of the teeth it is very important to eat soft foods. Your Dentist in Waxahachie TX wants you to consider the following information after receiving a root canal procedure.


Here are some suggestions below:




Creamy foods are very easy to take in because these foods do not require any chewing. Foods like yogurt, eggs, ice cream and milkshakes are good for you after your root canal.




Some fruits are quite soft which would make them the best type of foods after root canal. Soft fruits are not only good for teeth but also general health. Fruits such as peaches, bananas, applesauce and mangoes are great options. A fruit smoothie is a great option to get lots of nutrients as well!




Of course, you’ll also be needing some carbs. There are plenty of options in this category including pancakes, mac and cheese or thin pasta cut up well since these are soft enough. Other options are oatmeal, cream of wheat, rice pudding and other mildly spiced thin-noodle dishes




You shouldn’t neglect your vegetables even if you have undergone root canal surgery. Only soft veggies are an option. Cooked vegetables or mashed cauliflower, served at lukewarm temperature is an ideal option. If you have a juicer, juicing vegetables can help avoid injuring the teeth too.

If you have any questions regarding your post-root canal treatment, call our office at any time. We will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have!


To learn more about what you can and cannot eat after having a root canal, consult with your Dentist in Waxahachie TX, Morgan Dentistry, today!

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