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What type of foof do you eat with a broken jaw?

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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Soft and liquids

Most of the time soft foods will be needed while a broken jaw is healing.
If the mouth is held closed with with wires or elastic bands then only liquids can be taken during that time. Protein shakes and dietary supplements may be a good idea to unsure good nutrition which is important for good bone healing.

In brief: Soft and liquids

Most of the time soft foods will be needed while a broken jaw is healing.
If the mouth is held closed with with wires or elastic bands then only liquids can be taken during that time. Protein shakes and dietary supplements may be a good idea to unsure good nutrition which is important for good bone healing.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Liquids

Through a straw.

In brief: Liquids

Through a straw.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Jaws wired - full liquids.
Non-wired - soft non chew. Your doc should have given you COMPLETE instructions for care.

In brief: Depends

Jaws wired - full liquids.
Non-wired - soft non chew. Your doc should have given you COMPLETE instructions for care.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Broken jaw

The only food that can be eaten is food that doesn't have to be thoroughly chewed, but you are safest with liquids and protein drinks.

In brief: Broken jaw

The only food that can be eaten is food that doesn't have to be thoroughly chewed, but you are safest with liquids and protein drinks.
Dr. Harris Cohen
Dr. Harris Cohen
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