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Dental Surgery Aftercare

You can expect your child to have these symptoms after dental treatment under general anesthesia:

  • Slight bleeding from the mouth if teeth have been removed
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pain in the mouth, jaw or neck
  • A slight rise in temperature for 24 hours
  • Drowsiness for several hours after returning home
  • Mild swelling of lips, cheeks and jaws
  • Temporary effects on sleep, eating and play activities
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Last Updated: 03/2012