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Las Vegas, NV 89147

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Post-Op Care

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Care of the Mouth After Local Anesthetic

Please do not hesitate to call our office if you have any questions.

Caring for Your Mouth After Trauma

Please do not hesitate to call our office if you have any questions.

Caring for Your Mouth After Extractions

Bleeding - Some bleeding is to be expected. If unusual or sustained bleeding occurs, place cotton gauze firmly over the extraction area and bite down or hold in place for fifteen minutes. This can also be accomplished with a tea bag. Repeat if necessary.

Pain - For discomfort use Children's Tylenol, Advil, or Motrin as directed for the age of the child. If a medicine was prescribed, then follow the directions on the bottle.

Please do not hesitate to call our office if you have any questions.

Caring for Sealants

Sealants keep out plaque and food and decrease the risk of decay by forming a thin covering over the pits and fissures in your teeth. Since, the covering is only over the biting surface of the tooth, areas on the side and between teeth cannot be coated with the sealant. Good oral hygiene and nutrition are still very important in preventing decay next to these sealants or in areas unable to be covered.

To avoid fracturing the sealant, your child should refrain from eating ice or hard candy. Regular dental appointments are recommended in order for your dentist to ensure the sealants remain in place.

The American Dental Association recognizes that sealants play an important role in the prevention of tooth decay. When properly applied and maintained, they can successfully protect the chewing surfaces of your child's teeth. A total cavity prevention program includes regular visits to the dentist, the use of fluoride, daily brushing and flossing, and limiting the intake of sugar-rich foods. If these measures are followed, and sealants are used on the child's teeth, the risk of decay can be reduced or may even be eliminated!

Oral Discomfort After a Cleaning

A thorough cleaning almost always produces some bleeding and swelling, and may cause some tenderness or discomfort. Tender and inflamed gums from insufficient oral hygiene are to blame, not a rough cleaning.

We recommend the doing following for 2-3 days after your cleaning:

  1. A warm salt water rinse 2-3 times per day. To make a saltwater rinse, use 1 teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of warm water.
  2. For discomfort use Children's Tylenol, Advil or Motrin as directed.

Please do not hesitate to call our office if the discomfort persists for more than 7 days, or if you have any questions.

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