Aftercare Children’s Tooth Extraction Mouth Guide

Kid’s teeth at some age extent are meant to be lost naturally. Do not worry if your child’s milk teeth are shedding. If they are shedding without any pull out and impactful force then it is common in childhood. To avoid teeth crowding and misalignment each parent should be more careful towards children’s oral health. Tooth extraction is needed when your child feels pain, sensitivity and irritation amid this age so that new teeth can make place for themselves.

If children lose their milk teeth with age and new teeth making their space by own then parents only need to care about cavities and other gums problems. But, when your children go through tooth extraction then follow these tips for pain free child’s mouth clean.

Tooth Extraction Mouth Care

The Tooth Extraction procedure divided into days.

– The day of the extraction

– c (after 2-7 days)

The day of the extraction

There are few things for which we have to be more careful as it is related to children’s health. Especially that day when tooth extraction happens.

– Don’t spit

– Avoid sipping from a straw

– Consume soft food

– Do not brush teeth before 72 hours

– Avoid fast food

– Do not chew from the extraction site

Take it easy. It looks difficult to take care of a child’s tooth at this level but it is very important. By following the above help in stopping bleeding from the extraction site. In this you can avoid vacuum creation in the mouth. Most importantly follow your kid’s dentist instructions to get rid of pain and swelling.

Aftercare Tooth Extraction (after 2-7 days)

Pain and swelling is normal after tooth extraction. It is easily manageable.

– For 1st swelling

Use ice packs at least for 20 minutes on first swelling. Parents might have a question how they identify their children’s first swelling. After tooth extraction, your child’s cheeks may be swollen. Apply the ice pack to the affected area every 2-3 hours after the first 20 minutes of swelling.

– Continuous flossing and brushing

After 24 hours, rinse your child’s mouth with a salt solution. You have to make it like you make it for gaggles. A teaspoon of salt and 8 ounces of water. Mix them well and rinse.

You should be more careful with flossing and brushing. So do it twice a day for at least 2 minutes gently, not as a usual day. Do not floss and brush near or around the extraction site as your child’s mouth would be very sensitive for few days after tooth extraction

Considerable Tip:

Observe your child’s activities so that your child does not touch the extraction site as after tooth extraction, the mouth will be odd for a child rather than normal days.

Most importantly, give pillow support to your child’s head while sleeping for easy recovery rather than prolonged healing.

Published by Mint Kids Dentistry

Mint Kids Dentistry is one of the best pediatric dental clinic in Bellevue, WA. Our aim is to instill good dental habits early and create a dental experience that prepares kids for a lifetime of healthy dental visits and happy smiles.

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