Local Anesthetic was used during your child’s dental treatment. As a result their mouth will be “numb” for approximately 2 – 4 hours. Watch them closely to see that your child does not bite, scratch, or injure the cheek, lips, or tongue. Some children become very upset (even crying) and complain of pain when they realize their mouth feels “different.” Please do not be alarmed! Many children are unfamiliar with this numb sensation and associate this with pain. Reassure your child that the “funny feeling” will go away in approximately 2 hours.
Stainless Steel Crowns
Your child’s teeth have been covered with a stainless steel crown which has been shaped to fit the tooth, cover it completely, and strengthen the tooth thereby allowing your child to maintain that tooth until it naturally falls out.
The gum tissue surrounding the tooth may appear to be bleeding. This is normal! When preparing your child’s tooth for a crown, it is necessary to fit the crown closely to the gum tissue, resulting in some hemorrhaging and bruising of the tissue. Following placement of the crowns, some parents will notice a purple or gray color around the gums; this is also normal and will subside over time.
When your child receives a nerve treatment, it is usually not necessary to prescribe any pain medication. Children that do experience discomfort usually do fine with Tylenol or Ibuprofen (follow directions on the bottle).
Nitrous Oxide – Oxygen
“Laughing Gas” was used during your child’s dental appointment. Nitrous Oxide has a proven track record of being very safe, providing exceptional relief of anxiety with the only side effect being that of nausea, but only in very rare instances.
Swelling and Pain
Diet and Other Limitations
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