Care of the Mouth after
Do not scratch , chew, suck,
or rub the lips, tongue, or cheek while they feel numb or asleep. The
child should be watched closely so he/she does not injure his/her lip,
tongue, or cheek before the anesthesia wears off.
Do not rinse the mouth for
Do not spit excessively.
Do not drink a carbonated
beverage (Coke, Sprite, etc.) for the remainder of the day.
Do not drink through a
Keep fingers and tongue away
from the extraction area.
- Some bleeding is to be expected. If unusual or sustained bleeding occurs,
place cotton gauze firmly over the extraction area and bite down or hold in
place for fifteen minutes. This can also be accomplished with a tea bag.
Repeat if necessary.
Maintain a soft diet for a day
or two, or until the child feels comfortable eating normally again.
Avoid strenuous exercise or
physical activity for several hours after the extraction.
- For discomfort use Children's Tylenol, Advil, or Motrin as directed for
the age of the child. If a medicine was prescribed, then follow the
directions on the bottle.
Please do not hesitate to
contact the office if there are any questions.