It’s not inconceivable that over the course of childhood, a tooth extraction may be necessary. In this case, your Pediatric Dentist Chesterfield MO will need to administer an anesthetic. The area of extraction may still feel numb for 2-3 hours after the procedure. During this time, your child may want to make the feeling “go away” by scratching, and should be watched closely, to prevent irritation, or injury.
Your Pediatric Dentist Chesterfield MO will recommend quiet time until the numbness fades. Limit diet to liquids, and soft foods like jello, or pudding. Brushing gently at bedtime is fine.