Dr. Maria Kim, DDS
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Dr. Maria Kim, DMD
We treat you the way we want to be treated.

Can I eat after I get a gum graft?

gum graft faq | arcadia ca dentist

For the first 24 hours following surgery, your diet should be restricted to cold liquids. Yogurt, smoothies, milkshakes and dietary supplements such as Instant Breakfast or Ensure are good choices. Avoid peroxide, alcohol, carbonated beverages, and drinking through a straw!


After the first 24 hours you may have soft foods such as cooked vegetables, fish, pasta and meatloaf, which are easily chewed. You should use utensils and avoid chewing at the surgical site for two weeks. If you take nourishment regularly, you will feel better, gain strength, have less discomfort, and heal faster. Call us for more information!


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