Not sure what to feed your child after their oral surgery in Petaluma, California? Check out the grocery list below! Our dentists, Dr. Jiries Mogannam and Dr. Vicente Chavez, and our team know what is safe to eat during every stage of recovery and you can follow these guidelines with confidence. If you have questions about certain foods, please contact Petaluma Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center at 707-769-1414 today!

Grocery List


  • Applesauce
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Well-cooked vegetables


  • Yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Eggs
  • Ice cream


  • Fish
  • Meatloaf
  • Deli meats
  • Peanut butter


  • JELL-O
  • Pudding
  • Oatmeal
  • Pancakes
  • Soup
  • Well-cooked pasta
  • Tea bags


  • Juice
  • Protein shakes (no straws)


  • Ibuprofen 200 mg
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) 500 mg

Additional Notes:

  • After 24 hours, foods that can be cut with a fork are okay
  • Have your child rinse their mouth with warm saltwater after 24 hours
  • If your child’s mouth is bleeding excessively, place a gauze pad over the area and have them bite it for 30 minutes. If the bleeding persists, swap the gauze for a moist tea bag, which contains tannic acid that can assist in the formation of blood clots. Have your child also sit up straight and make sure they stay away from strenuous activity, such as exercise. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, please contact our office.

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