2400 Colony Crossing Place Midlothian, VA 23112
12220 Iron Bridge Road, Ste. B Chester, VA 23831
804-639-6445

Outpatient Surgery

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  • Your child may feel sleepy for the rest of the day and nap on and off, especially if taking pain medicine.
  • You may need to assist him/her with walking and other activities.
  • Do not let your child participate in any activity that requires good balance or judgment, such as bike or tricycle riding, skating boarding, or running for the rest of the day.

Diet

  • Begin with small amounts of clear liquids, such as apple juice, popsicles, water or tea
  • Progress to soft foods such as applesauce, soup, yogurt, jello, macaroni and cheese or potatoes
  • If there is no nausea, then progress to a regular diet for your child’s age

Nausea/Vomiting:

  •  Nausea and vomiting occasionally occur after surgery. If your child is nauseated, keep him/her on clear liquids until it passes.
  • If nausea continues, please contact your doctor/dentist.

Discomfort

  • If your doctor/dentist has prescribed medicine for pain, use as directed.
  • If nothing has been prescribed, try a non-prescription pain medication such as Tylenol or Motrin.
  • If discomfort is not relieved, contact your doctor or dentist.

Contact 911 Immediately for Emergencies, Such As:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Gray or bluish skin color
  • If you are unable to wake your child

Special Instructions if your child had teeth extracted

  • After surgery, your child should not be actively bleeding. Oozing is normal for a few hours post-op. Remember a small amount of blood mixed with saliva can appear as a large amount of blood.
  • If bleeding occurs at home, apply pressure to extraction site with a washcloth or teabag for several minutes.
  • If you cannot stop the bleeding contact the dentist office for help.
  • Maintain fluid intake, but DO NOT use a drinking straw in the first 24 hours.
  • Begin with soft foods and soup. Regular foods as tolerated thereafter. Avoiding hard/crunchy foods such as chips or pretzels for 2-3 days.
  • DO NOT rinse or brush the teeth the first night after the extractions.
  • DO start brushing and rinsing the next day.

PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

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