Our dentists and team strive to educate each patient and their parents about their oral care in Gainesville, Virginia. To aid us in this goal, we have provided post-op instructions that can help your child recover after a dental accident or treatment.
Bleeding — Bleeding at the source of the extraction is normal, but if it continues, place a piece of gauze or tea bag over the site and have your child bite or hold it in place for 15 minutes.
Pain — Parents can give their child Children’s Advil®, MOTRIN®, TYLENOL® or prescribed pain medication by carefully following all written instructions.
For any questions parents may have, we invite them to call our office today.
Sealants cover the natural fissures and fit on the biting surface of the tooth. This is where food debris and bacteria can get caught and cause plaque and cavities. Though brushing and flossing is still important, sealants can help prevent tooth decay.
To help take care of the treatment area, children should avoid chewing on ice or hard candy. We also recommend that your child regularly visits our office for checkups.
Sealants can protect teeth from decay. When maintained properly, they can last for years. We recommend a total prevention program including regular exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, daily brushing and flossing, and limiting foods with high amounts of sugar. By following this plan, we can eliminate or reduce your child’s risk of decay.
A thorough dental cleaning can sometimes cause tenderness in inflamed or diseased gum tissue. To relieve discomfort, we recommend the following: