• Ensure your child doesn’t bite, suck, or rub their lips together while they feel numb. Watch them closely until any anesthesia wears off. You can also place a piece of cotton in your child’s mouth until the effects of anesthesia have faded.
  • Prohibit your child from rinsing his or her mouth for several hours.
  • Warn your child not to put his or her fingers or tongue in the empty socket.
  • If your child experiences sustained bleeding following the extraction, place gauze firmly over the socket and have them bite down for ten minutes. You can also use a wet teabag in place of gauze to promote blood clotting.
  • Ease your child’s pain using acetaminophen or ibuprofen as directed.
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