Advice for parents and guardians following a child’s tooth extraction
Post Children’s Extractions Bundaberg
If your child has had a tooth extracted, it’s important to follow the guidelines provided here.
On the day of the tooth extraction
Your child should not touch or disturb the socket where the tooth was.
Ensure your child does not play with their mouth, or where it feels numb.
Make sure your child doesn’t run around or play sport.
Avoid hot foods and drinks.
Only have soft foods.
Make sure your child only rinses their mouth very gently.
If there is a lot of bleeding, place a rolled piece of gauze (provided) over the socket and bite gently for 20 minutes.
If your child’s mouth is very sore, either Paracetamol or Ibuprofen can be taken (do not exceed the recommended amount and do not take aspirin).
Prop your child’s head up with an extra pillow at night.
The day after the extraction
It’s important to rinse your child’s mouth with a glass of lukewarm water containing a teaspoon of salt after eating. Make sure your child also takes care while brushing their teeth and ensuring they are clean.