Day One to Week Three:
DO NOT USE A STRAW FOR FIRST 24 HOURS.
Following surgery, clear liquids are recommended. This includes water, apple juice, grape juice, cold tea, 7-Up or cold coffee. If the liquids are not upsetting your stomach, you may begin to eat cold blended or puree foods such as Ensure, Jell-O, pudding, plain yogurt, ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies or anything that can be blended and ingested by cup or spoon. No seeds, nuts or chocolate chunks in food or drinks. Once the food is consumed, you may start taking the prescribed Motrin.
We do not want any chewing forces on the prosthesis during your healing period as this may result in your implants not healing properly. Puree foods are very important.
Food and drinks to avoid for 48 hours after treatment include alcohol, spicy foods and acidic foods such as orange juice or lemonade.
Starting Week Three:
After your second follow up appointment…
A soft food diet will be recommended beginning on week three. Food consumed must be easy to smash with a fork. Examples of appropriate food are steamed vegetables, well-cooked pasta, mashed potatoes, Cream of Wheat®, scrambled eggs, pancakes and soft fish. You will continue this soft diet until you are ready for your permanent prosthesis. Continue to take Motrin as prescribed.
Be sure to call Ali Alijanian, DDS at 925-934-7888 if you have any questions regarding post-operation care and diet following your All-on-4® implant-supported prosthesis placement in Walnut Creek, California. Our oral surgeon will take care of you.