Please follow the instruction indicated below Your child has had a local anesthetic for the required dental treatment.
Children do not always understand the effects of a local anesthetic, and may chew or suck the Numb lip, tongue, or cheek.
Although this is not a serious thing it is an uncomfortable feeling for your child.
Please watch your child closely following the appointment for the duration of the anesthetic, usually one to two hours.
Keep your child on a liquid diet until the anesthetic has worn off.
After Extractions Do not rinse the mouth for several hours.
Do not drink out of a straw for the remainder of the day.
Keep fingers and tongue away from the socket.
Use Medication prescribed by your Dentist.
Some bleeding following tooth extraction is to be expected. If unusual or sustained bleeding Occurs, have the patient bite down firmly on a piece of wet gauze over the extraction site for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat if necessary.
Oral hygiene instructions Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and soft tooth brush. Replace your toothbrush every 2- 3 month or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
Clean between teeth daily with floss or an inter-dental cleanser.
Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
Visit your Dentist regularly (Every 6 months) for professional cleanings and oral examination.
Crowns: If a crown was placed today DO NOT allow your child to eat hard, sticky, chewy candies from now on. If the crown should come off, please call the office to schedule recementation. Please take all prescriptions as directed for discomfort. Feel free to contact us if any doubt arises as your progress and recovery.