February 25, 2017
Care of the Mouth After Local Anesthetic
After a local anesthetic is used, your child will feel “funny” or strange, and may want to chew or touch the numb areas of the mouth. Make sure they leave the area alone, as they could bite the inside of the mouth and cause swelling or abrasions. Local anesthetic will generally wear off about two hours after the appointment, and it’s important to watch your child during this time.