Pediatric Extraction Post-Operative Instructions
Have your child bite on the provided gauze until bleeding is controlled, which may take up to 30 minutes.
Remember that your child’s cheek, lips and tongue may be numb for approximately 2-4 hours after the procedure.
Avoid sippy cups, bottles, straws and pacifiers for the first 24 hours after the procedure. The sucking action may cause prolonged bleeding.
Avoid salty, spicy, acidic, or crunchy foods for the first 24 hours as they may irritate the extraction site. Cold and/or soft foods are a great choice (i.e. ice cream, applesauce, mac and cheese, etc.).
Administer children’s Tylenol or Motrin for any discomfort.
Do not allow your child to participate in strenuous activity for the first 24 hours as this may increase bleeding from the extraction site.
A small amount of oozing is normal; however, if bleeding becomes heavy, have your child bite on a gauze or tea bag for 15 minutes.
If bleeding continues or is not controlled, call our office immediately.