- Your child may feel sleepy for the rest of the day and nap on and off, especially if taking pain medicine.
- You may need to assist him/her with walking and other activities.
- Do not let your child participate in any activity that requires good balance or judgment, such as bike or tricycle riding, skating boarding, or running for the rest of the day.
- Begin with small amounts of clear liquids, such as apple juice, popsicles, water or tea
- Progress to soft foods such as applesauce, soup, yogurt, jello, macaroni and cheese or potatoes
- If there is no nausea, then progress to a regular diet for your child’s age
- Nausea and vomiting occasionally occur after surgery. If your child is nauseated, keep him/her on clear liquids until it passes.
- If nausea continues, please contact your doctor/dentist.
- If your doctor/dentist has prescribed medicine for pain, use as directed.
- If nothing has been prescribed, try a non-prescription pain medication such as Tylenol or Motrin.
- If discomfort is not relieved, contact your doctor or dentist.
Contact 911 Immediately for Emergencies, Such As:
- Trouble breathing
- Gray or bluish skin color
- If you are unable to wake your child
Special Instructions if your child had teeth extracted
- After surgery, your child should not be actively bleeding. Oozing is normal for a few hours post-op. Remember a small amount of blood mixed with saliva can appear as a large amount of blood.
- If bleeding occurs at home, apply pressure to extraction site with a washcloth or teabag for several minutes.
- If you cannot stop the bleeding contact the dentist office for help.
- Maintain fluid intake, but DO NOT use a drinking straw in the first 24 hours.
- Begin with soft foods and soup. Regular foods as tolerated thereafter. Avoiding hard/crunchy foods such as chips or pretzels for 2-3 days.
- DO NOT rinse or brush the teeth the first night after the extractions.
- DO start brushing and rinsing the next day.
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.