FAQs | Pediatric Dentist Questions

Pediatric dentist questions frequently asked.

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Pediatric Dentist Care – (After-Care) Faqs notes:

Pediatric dentist after care notes: Numbing Awareness, Extraction Care, Fillings & Crowns, Cleanings & Deep Cleanings are some of the pediatric dental treatments requiring after-care instructions.

Numbing Awareness:

A child’s tooth along with the cheek, tongue and surrounding tissues will normally be numb for at least 2 hours. It is important to supervise your child so they do not irritate (e.g. scratch or bite) the affected area.

Extraction Care:

A child should continue to bite down on the cotton they are  given after an extraction for 25 minutes after leaving their pediatric dentist office.

A child’s gums will be sore around the area where the tooth was removed. Minor bleeding the days following the extraction is normal as the affected area begins to heal.

A child should not drink with a straw for a few days following an extraction. A child should maintain a soft diet until the affected area heals and the child experiences no pain while eating.

Fillings & Crowns:

Some restorations go under the gums which can cause discomfort. The gums will heal within a few days. It is important to softly brush around the new fillings and/or crowns in order to ensure proper healing.

Cleanings & Deep Cleanings:

A child may require a deep cleaning that goes under the gums.

The child may experience mild discomfort after the cleaning. We recommend that your child rinse the affected area with warm salt water 2 to 3 times a day until the discomfort stops.