February 25, 2017
Care of the Mouth After Tooth Removal
Your child will be experiencing numb areas of their mouth, and may want to chew or touch these areas, but it is important that they leave the area alone to avoid bacteria or damaging the area.
For the remainder of the day, do not allow:
- Excessive spitting
- Carbonated drinks like soda
- Drinking through a straw
- Excessive physical activity
Be sure that your child also does not poke their tongue into the area of the removed tooth. If your child is experiencing pain, children’s pain relievers may be used and directions on the package should be followed. If you notice a lot of bleeding, place gauze over the area of bleeding and instruct your child to bite down gently on it for about fifteen minutes. Your child should eat soft foods for the first few days following the tooth removal.