Welcome to Rimrock Pediatric Dentistry’s comprehensive Dental Post-Op Instructions resource. Discover essential FAQs, up-to-date articles, and exceptional care insights to guide you through your post-dental procedure recovery. Your smile’s well-being is our priority!
Your child’s mouth was anesthetized (numbed) with local anesthesia. Feeling in their teeth will return within 60 minutes, however their cheek, lip, and or tongue will be numb for 2 to 3 hours. As a result, please be aware of the following details:
A porcelain crown was placed on your child’s tooth today so it is important to be aware of the following short and long term details:
Cavity reducing sealants have been placed on the biting surface of your child’s teeth today. Sealants cover deep grooves, pits, fissures, and other irregularities on teeth that increase the chances of getting a cavity. Although not foolproof, sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of getting cavities on the biting surface of molars by up to 70%. It is important to remember the following after sealants have been placed:
Your child had one or more teeth extracted today. Local anesthetic was used to numb the area which may remain asleep for 2-3 hours. In addition, the extraction site may bleed lightly for the next several hours and mild to moderate discomfort may be experienced. After extractions, caregivers and patients should be aware of the following:
Your child had one or several composite fillings placed today. These are white in color, and should result in little to no postoperative pain. Local anesthetic was used to numb the area where the filling was done and may last for 2-3 hours. Please be aware of the following: