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Dr. Leslie Jacobs
Care of Mouth following extraction
Closely watch your child until the anesthesia wears off. Local anesthesia may last as long as 3 hours. Do not allow your child to bite, suck or rub the lips, face or tongue while they feel numb.
Avoid sucking through straw, spitting and carbonated beverages for 48 hours.
Bleeding can be controlled following an extraction by maintaining gauze pad firmly over the extraction site for 20 minutes following extractions. Please have your child bite, not chew on gauze.
Pain can usually be prevented by taking Motrin or Advil every 6 hours as needed.
Your child may be more comfortable eating cool, soft foods for up to 24 hours.
Your child should avoid excessive physical exertion.
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