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Preparing for Your Child’s Oral Surgery

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Your child’s oral surgery isn’t something to take lightly, so we here at Little Rockies Pediatric Dentistry recommend planning and preparing beforehand to avoid any potential complications. Our Parker, Colorado children’s dental office will provide you with instructions for before and after your child’s dental procedure. In addition to these instructions, there are also a few things you can do to prepare in advance.

Preparing for Your Child’s Oral Surgery

Below are a few things to do before your child undergoes oral surgery:

  • Follow pre-op instructions – Depending on the procedure, your child will need to go without food or water for several hours before the surgery. Different treatments will have different requirements, so make sure to read the pre-op instructions carefully.
  • Prepare meals in advance – Your child will need to eat soft foods for the first few days after oral surgery. We also recommend that your child avoid acidic or spicy food and drinking from straws. It’s a good idea to have some soft food on hand before your child’s procedure. This can include broth, applesauce, Jell-O, yogurt, etc.
  • Pick up pain medication – Once your child’s procedure is over, you’ll want to take him or her home to snuggle for the day. It’s a good idea to pick up any medication your child will need beforehand.
  • Know the signs of infection – Lastly, it’s essential to keep an eye out for an infection in your child’s mouth. If you notice any of the symptoms of an infection (such as fever, redness, swelling, or intense pain), please contact our office immediately.

If you have any concerns about your child’s procedure or if you believe he or she may have an infection, please call Little Rockies Pediatric Dentistry here in Parker, Colorado. 

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