Now when you do a single implant in one corner of the mouth the lifestyle of the patient doesn’t change much but then we do for instance a fridge or you do four or five implants you think this patient is going to be on a normal diet.
After that can they be on a normal diet?
so we need to give them nutritional advice on what they can take that also is nutritious enough for the healing, maintaining good nutrition.
What are the factors that are important for wound healing in the mouth?
Vitamin c is excellent.
Vitamin C a factor that is important for maintaining health. Now typically people go on to things that are softer like, rice mashed potato.
Are they nutritious at all?
No, so if someone goes on rice potatoes mashed and rice to the mashed potato and rice diet following oral surgery how long does it take for this lack of nutrition to get reflected in the mouth in 14 days?
It takes about 14.
It becomes more important when you have a slight complication if it’s a straightforward case and in a week time patient has healed, no problem but the week time comes back the healing is not proceeding properly we have to resuture anything that’s going to take it beyond 10 days.
We would say then nutritional advice becomes extremely important.
When you’re doing a full mouth case for all month they may not be able to eat properly so nutritional advice becomes very important so you tell them yet at least each day we have two fresh oranges squeezed orange juice and things that have calcium, protein.
Yogurt is a very good thing following surgery because it has probiotics also they’re usually taking antibiotics so you want to put some good bacteria in there. Its yogurt, milk, vitamin c and, eggs are very good.
They’re soft half-boiled eggs or scrambled eggs.
These items don’t require chewing and also does give them enough nutrition ensure is a good thing to ask them to buy to take and most people harm precision protein shake ensure specifically on well but see if they say pill vitamin C feels I have no scientific reasoning for this but vitamin c pills are not as effective as freshly squeezed oranges for some reason.
They’re probably so many other things in it that you still don’t know so, the patients who would take orange juice usually have better hearing than people.
We’re taking a thousand milligrams whatever pills so, orange juice is better.