Jaw reconstruction surgery is done to help restore your jaw after an accident, injury, or due to a condition like temporomandibular joint disorder. As one of the most difficult parts of jaw reconstruction surgery, recovery can take a few weeks and can be a bit painful— especially when the swimming pool and barbecues are calling your name. To help you stay comfortable and enjoy some summertime treats, we have created a list of three things you can eat after your jaw reconstruction surgery this summer. Read on to learn more.
Even though watermelon itself is soft and easy-to-chew, if you can’t open your mouth wide enough to bite it, you aren’t going to be able to enjoy it. Instead, turn this delicious fruit into a refreshing beverage. To make watermelon water, simply add chunks of watermelon into your blender with some ice and blend on low for about 30 seconds. As a popular Mexican drink, watermelon water is tasty, delicious, and fat-free.
One of the last things you are going to be able to eat after surgery this summer is a popsicle. Even though popsicles can melt in your mouth, biting into them isn’t recommended when recovering from jaw reconstruction. To help you enjoy this summer treat, try cutting up your popsicle into small bites that can dissolve in your mouth without you having to chew them.
Even though ice cream may sound like a delicious treat to have during recovery, sometimes the milk can upset your stomach when combined with your prescriptions. As an alternative, try indulging in a fruit-based sorbet.
If you need to have jaw reconstruction surgery this summer, don’t let it ruin the warm weather for you and enjoy the treats listed above. To learn more about jaw reconstruction surgery or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Leslie H. Sultan today!