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Here at A Childrens Dentist, we are dedicated to the health of your children’s mouths.

There are going to be times when we have to use local anesthesia to treat your children. Here are some helpful tips for the care of your children after they undergo local anesthesia.

If we performed a procedure on the lower jaw, your child may complain about numbness in the tongue, teeth, lip, and surrounding tissue.

If we performed a procedure on the upper jaw, your child may feel numb on the teeth, lip, and surrounding tissue.

It can be hard to have children undergo local anesthesia. They don’t understand, and you may notice your children chewing, scratching, or playing with the affected area. You should stop them so that they don’t cause damage to the tissue.

It may take up to two hours for the anesthesia to wear off, so you need to watch your children closely during that time. You may also want to keep them on a soft food or liquid diet until the numbness goes away.

If you have any questions about local anesthesia and the effect it may have on your children, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (702) 255-0133.