Oral or dental surgery
People undergoing oral or dental surgery may require some nutrition support.
With any surgery, the body requires good nutrition to assist wound healing and recovery, however meeting nutritional requirements after oral and dental surgery can be particularly challenging. Surgery to the mouth area often makes the physical act of eating difficult because of:
- Surgical incisions in or around the mouth
- Post-operative swelling
- Physical restriction of movement for healing (eg jaw surgery)
Frequently a ‘non-chewing’ diet is required where only pureed food and liquids can be consumed. This can mean meeting nutritional requirements with food alone very difficult. Sustagen® is a nutritional liquid supplement. It is a concentrated source of energy and protein and contains a range of vitamins and minerals, making it ideal to supplement your nutrition while recovering after surgery.