Post-Extration Instructions

Extraction Instructions


Diet: A soft diet is advised for 24-48 hours.  No pretzels, chips or popcorn that could break off and get caught into the extraction socket.

Be sure your child drinks plenty of fluids.

Oral Hygiene:  Keep teeth free of plaque, especially the teeth adjacent to the extraction site.

For the next 24 hours, do not suction on the straw or rinses forcefully (this will create “suction” in the mouth that may dislodge the clot that is forming in the extraction site.)

Bleeding: It is normal for the saliva to be streaked with blood for about 1-2 days.  If abnormal bleeding occurs place moist gauze over the extraction site and bite down for 30-40 minutes.

Pain: any discomfort experienced is usually associated with the local anesthetic and rarely due the extraction.  However if child is experiencing discomfort then children Tylenol or Children Motrin can be taken as directed.

On the Morning following surgery:  Rinse mouth with warm water or warm salt water (1/2 tsp of salt to glass of warm water).  Repeat as needed.

Your child has been given local anesthetic to numb the treated area(s) during the dental procedures.  Your child may have the tendency to bite or chew the lips, cheeks, tongue and/or rub and scratches his/her face after treatment.  Please observe your child carefully to prevent any injury to these areas.

Children’s Tylenol (every 6 hours as needed) or children’s Motrin (every6-8 hours as needed) may relieve minor discomfort.

Call Office: if excessive bleeding or undue symptoms develop

Place Tooth under pillow for the tooth fairy.