Post Operative Instructions for Local Anesthetic must be taken that your child does NOT bite, suck or chew his or hers lips or tongue. It takes about 2 hours for the local anesthetic to wear off.
Soft foods is recommended until the anesthetic wears off due to the numbness more solid foods can cause your child to bite his lip, tongue or cheek. Good food for after treament would be Macaroni & cheese, Pudding, Jello, Jamba Juice, Mashed Potatoes, Ice Cream.
Post Operative Instructions for Tooth Extractions
Bleeding Control: Make sure that your child continures to bite on the gauze pas for 15 to 20 minutes after leaving the office. The pressure from the biting will help stop the bleeding and allow better clotting. Avoid spitting, rinsing, or using a straw for the rest of the day as this will disrupt clot formation.
Diet: A liquid diet is recommended for the frist 4 hours after visit followed by a soft diet for the rest of the day.
Pain Control: If your child complains of any pain, you can give them child's Motrin/Ibuprofen or Tylenol as directed by the package.
Hygiene: Try not to disturb the clot for the rest of the dar. Gentle brushing and rinsing with warm salt water the next morning is recommended. Remember a clean mouth feels better and heals better.
*** any excessive bleeding, sweeling, or pain should be reported to ur office***
***Please call with any questions or concerns you may have***
Post Operative Instructions for General Anesthesia
Supervision: Anesthetic medications may cause drowsiness and impaired coordination. Therefore, a responsible adult must directly supervise your child for 12 hours following the anesthesia. Until recovery is complete, allow your child to rest and observe him or her closely. Do not allow swimming, biking, skating, or playing with other children.
Diet: Limit oral intake to liquids for the first few hours. Begin with water and follow with clear juice. If teeth were extracted, do not use a straw. Soft food may be consumed following the liquids. If your child is not hungry, do not force him or her to eat, but encourage as much liquid as tolerated