Many times, the only requirement to take into consideration before eating, is allowing the anesthetic to wear off. Otherwise, it is easy to bite your lips and cheeks without knowing it, which will cause some discomfort and bruising for several days to a week.
When extra care is needed
However, extra care should be taken with eating if you have had a tooth removed or a temporary prosthesis/ material placed in your mouth. These types of situations require some extra attention. Your dentist should give you these post-op instructions at the appointment.
Feel free to visit our post-procedure instructions section on the home page of our website if you want to see specific post-op instructions for certain procedures.