Please follow the instruction indicated below:
Children do not always understand the effects of a local anesthetic, and may chew or suck the numb lip, tongue, or cheek. Although this is not a serious thing it is an uncomfortable feeling for your child. Please watch your child closely following the appointment for the duration of the anesthetic, usually one to two hours.
- Dentistry has been done in the lower jaw: The tongue, lip, as well as the teeth and surrounding tissue will be numb and asleep for approximately 2 hours.
- Dentistry has been done in the upper jaw: The lip, teeth and surrounding tissue will be numb and asleep for approximately 2 hours.
- Keep your child on a soft food diet until the anesthetic has worn off.
- Stainless Steel Crowns: If a stainless steel crown was placed today DO NOT allow your child to eat hard, sticky, chewy candies from now on. Such as Laffy Taffy, Jolly Ranchers, Fruit Roll-Ups, Now & Later, etc. If the crown should come off, please call the office to schedule recementation.