August 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Support Our Team

Did you know that there are more than 84,000 San Diegans living with Alzheimer's or another dementia?

This October, our LJOFS and BOMS teams will Walk4ALZ to help provide thousands of San Diego families with care and support today and advance local research so that a cure can be found tomorrow. Please consider sponsoring our team and help us make a local difference.

100% of the dollars we raise will stay in San Diego to help our community!

Remember, big or small, every dollar makes a difference. Please give as generously as you can and thank you for your support!

September 2017

July 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

This video is designed to supplement the instructions provided to patients after surgery in our practice. Should you have an immediate medical need, please call our office. 

December 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Soft Foods to Eat After Oral Surgery, A-C




Cook apples until tender and blend. Try this with apricots or peaches!


Mashed plain or mixed with salt, lemon, or honey

Baby Food

A perfect pre-made puree!

Baked Beans and Spaghetti

Cooked and mashed.


Mashed well with yoghurt or milk.


Chicken, beef, or vegetable.


Soft and well-cooked with plenty of liquid.


You can enjoy yourself during recovery!


Soft or melted.


Smooth and creamy.


Cooked soft.


Well-cooked and served sweet or savory.

Cottage Cheese

Plain or mixed with soft veggies.


Made fresh or pre-made.


Chewing and Swallowing After Oral Surgery
If you have wool pads or sore areas in your mouth, the idea of chewing and swallowing can be scary. Try chewing with your front teeth. Once the food is soft enough, swish it around with saliva for a few seconds and then swallow.

Vegetable, chicken, or beef broth is nutritious and ideal for a healing mouth. Make sure the veggies or meat are cooked very well.

Soft Foods to Eat After Oral Surgery, D-M




Tzatziki, lebneh, French onion, hummus, and guacamole.


Scrambled or poached.


Tuna or lox.

Ice Cream

Frozen yoghurt too. Just avoid nuts.


Quintessential get-well food.


Fresh squeezed fruit or vegetable.

Macaroni & Cheese

Well-cooked and soft.

Mashed Potato

Well-blended with no lumps.

Meatloaf or Meatballs

Mashed a little.


Remember, no straws! Sucking through a straw can remove the blood clot that forms over your wound and heals the extraction area.

Congee, a rice porridge sometimes prepared with broth, can be a meal when prepared with egg, onion, and parsley.

Pain Medication After Wisdom Teeth Removal
While some people never need pain medication after oral surgery, others feel pain and discomfort that is hard to ignore. Paracetamol (Panadol or Tylenol) or Ibuprofin (Neurofen) can help. If these medicines don't do the trick, check with your doctor, dentist, or pharmacist about which drugs are best for you.

Ice cream (without nuts or other hard inclusions) or frozen yogurt is delicious and soothing after oral surgery.

Soft Foods (M-P)



Milk Drinks

Cow or almond milk.


Small, flat pasta that doesn't require much chewing or slurping.

Nut Butters

Peanut, almond, or cashew. Well-ground.


Mixed with honey, syrup, or mashed banana.


Used as cereal or with savory additions.


Tapioca, too.


Flavored milk drinks with added vitamins are a great way to get nutrients when your mouth is healing.

Soft Foods (R-S)




With well-cooked veggies or meat.





Mushy Peas/Beans

Or refried.


Cooked very soft.




Ramen soups with broth can be dressed up with meat or vegetable additions. Remember to prepare every soft!

Soft Foods (S-S)



Sloppy Joe Meat

Skip the bun.


The less chewy, the better.


Mix some fresh fruit, milk, yoghurt, or ice cream in a blender.

Soaked Bread/Cookies

Soak cookies in milk or a hot drink and bread in soup.


Creamed or mashed. Raises iron levels for faster healing.


Vegetable stew cooked for a long time.

Sweet Breads

Doughnuts, muffins, or cupcakes


Sloppy Joe meat, without the bun, is a tasty meal. Try chewing with your front teeth (or on the side that was not operated on) and mush the meat with your saliva before swallowing.

Soft Foods (T-Z)




Pudding or juice.


Warm, not hot. Tannin in tea helps reduce bleeding.


Mashed or cubed. Serve with soy sauce.


Cooked soft and mashed.


Softened with juice or milk.


Avoid flavors with seeds.


Prepare tapicoa pudding or drinks yourself or buy pre-made.




May 2016

April 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Our practice is now offering KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection, the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells in the treatment area. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. 


Call us today to determine if KYBELLA® might be right for you, or to learn more about KYBELLA® visit


Receive $200 off your first Kybella® treatment before June 30th! Ask our office for full details. 


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

As oral and maxillofacial surgeons we want to stress the importance of regular self-examinations for oral cancer and other pathologies.  Additionally, we can recommend ways to prevent injuries to the orofacial area during sports activities, like wearing mouth guards when engaging in sports-related activities


And should you need diagnosis, treatment or support we are uniquely equipped to handle your concern or injury. 


We are proud sponsors of The Oral Cancer Foundation’s Walk on April 8th, 2016 to benefit Oral Cancer research and treatment. This event offers free oral cancer screenings and encourages awareness of overall oral health. 

You are invited to visit, where you will find videos and comprehensive information on the "Treatment of Facial Injury" and "Oral, Head and Neck Pathology," including a demonstration on how to perform an oral self-examination.


Please contact our office at any time for more information. 


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Dr. Lin and Dr. Gramins are supporters of the arts and believe strongly in encouraging the talented directors, actors, producers and crew who call San Diego home.  We were honored to present the Spirit of San Diego Award at this year’s show and you can see Dr. Lin and Dr. Gramins on television when the show is broadcast on Channel 4 on April 23rd.  And if you’re interested in getting a taste of the movies nominated this year be sure to check out The Hardest Thing, nominated for Best Feature Film and directed by Jake Snyder with Turn4Films.
Boulder OMS would like to congratulate all of this year’s nominees and winners!  #SanDiegoFilmAwards  

February 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Boulder OMS is proud to be partnering with the Oral Cancer Foundation in support of their upcoming Walk/Run on April 9th in San Diego. OCF events raise awareness about Oral Cancer and incorporate a free oral cancer screening event that is open to the public. Drs. Lin and Gramins have partnered with the OCF to provide much needed biopsies at no charge to participants needing additional screening.

November 2015