After Extractions

If your child has had an extraction of one or more teeth today please follow the instructions that are indicated below:

  • Do not rinse the mouth for several hours.
  • Do not drink any beverage containing carbonation for the remainder of the day.
  • Do not drink out of a straw for the remainder of the day.
  • Keep fingers and tongue away from the socket.
  • Use Tylenol or children’s Motrin for any discomfort as directed for the age of the patient.
  • Some bleeding following tooth extraction is to be expected. If unusual, or sustained bleeding occurs, have the patient bite down firmly on a piece of gauze over the extraction site for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat if necessary.