What can I eat after a Root Canal?

It is important for you to closely follow any aftercare instructions given to you by your dentist. You may be wondering what you can eat after a root canal. 

After a root canal, try to eat soft foods that require very little chewing, like applesauce, yogurt, eggs, and fish. Avoid hard or hot foods that might hurt your teeth. Some dentists suggest to not eat for a few hours until the numbness in your mouth wears off so you don’t bite your cheek or tongue.


*After general anesthetic or IV sedation, start with liquids.

*While numb, avoid hot foods and liquids.

*Your food intake may be limited for the first few days – Compensate by increasing your fluid intake. 


  • Water
  • Juice
  • Ice Chips
  • Popsicles
  • Smoothies/Protein Shakes (no berries with seeds)
  • Milkshakes


  • Jello                               
  • Pudding
  • Yogurt
  • Ice Cream
  • Applesauce
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Cream of Wheat/Oatmeal
  • Soups
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Fish
  • Pasta
  • Pancakes
  • Cottage Cheese

Following these food recommendations will help you heal faster with less pain. At Cumberland Valley Endodontics we use the latest technology for all procedures. Our staff are highly skilled and are always there to assist you. Cumberland Valley Endodontics, getting root canal treatment is as simple and painless as getting a filling. If you need further advice on what to eat after your root canal, as well as for any other precautions, or call us anytime.

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