Post-Op Instructions

Pediatric Dentists Hudsonville, MI

After a dental procedure, it is important to take necessary steps to promote proper healing. To help ensure you’re taken care of outside of the dental chair, our team of dentists has put together a collection of post-op instructions to adhere to.

Your care will differ depending on what procedure you receive so please follow the set(s) of guidelines that apply below. For example, if you were given dentures, you will need to review how to safely clean them and what products can be used to do so. 

If you have any additional questions or are unsure of what you should do, we encourage you to call our office.

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The first 24 hours after an extraction:

  1. DO NOT RINSE the mouth
  2. Do not drink through a straw
  3. No hard play for the first day

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Lip & Tongue Tie Release Care for Infants

Babies are usually calmed by skin to skin contact and their feedings. Babies generally do well without pain relievers after a frenectomy. Only if your normal soothing methods are not working, do we find it appropriate to give pain medication.

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Numbness Associated With Local Anesthetic

Local anesthetic is the most effective way of eliminating any discomfort that may accompany dental treatment. The only downside to a comfortable dental visit and anesthetized teeth is the associated numbness of the adjacent soft tissues, the lips, the cheeks and the tongue.

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Space Maintainer

What? When a primary tooth is lost early (due to decay or other loss of tooth structure) the dentist may recommend placing a space maintainer. There are several different types of space maintainers, and one may be selected for your child based on the position or the tooth/teeth that it is replacing.

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Schedule an Appointment

Our Hudsonville, MI, children’s dentists work hard to protect your child’s smile and to ensure your child has a positive experience at our dental office. To schedule an appointment with Hudsonville Dental Kids, call (616) 209-4039, or contact us online.