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Pediatric Dentist – Follow-up Procedures

Dental follow Up

The children’s dentists at Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics are equipped to handle any follow-up procedures necessary in your child’s case. You may learn about at-home post care for your child’s dental procedure by asking your dentist and reading the information provided on this page.

Post Care for Children’s Dental Procedures

Kid’s dental follow-up care is important after any dental service. Your child’s dentist will explain post-care for your child’s dental procedure, taking you through each step in order to optimize your child’s health.


Your child may experience some numbness if anesthesia was used in the procedure, and may be more sensitive to temperature and pressure. Children may begin to chew with fillings as soon as anesthesia wears off.

Dental Crowns

Your child should avoid sticky and hard foods, and floss carefully right after a dental crown procedure. It’s normal to be sensitive to pressure after this treatment. If your bite feels uneven or you are in pain, contact us right away.

Tooth Extraction

Kids dental follow-up care for tooth extractions should include fluids and soft, cool foods. After the site stops bleeding, make sure not to reopen the clot by treating the mouth very gently when brushing and flossing.

Apply ice to the area if there is any swelling. Swelling should subsist within 72 hours. If there is pain, take an over-the-counter pain medication or medication prescribed by your Albuquerque pediatric dentist. Follow-up care for tooth extractions is important for a smooth recovery.

Pediatric Dentists

Follow-up care at home and the dentist’s office is an important part of your child’s oral health. Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics is dental home to more than 20,000 children in Albuquerque, New Mexico because our dentists coordinate with parents to provide the best care possible to their children. Contact us to learn more about kids dental follow-up care at our office.

Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics strives to provide the best pediatric dentistry in Albuquerque, NM. Call our caring staff at our Westside location at 505-892-9010 or our Northeast Heights office at 505-299-9606 to set up an appointment.