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

  • Minor bleeding from the mouth that is easily controlled with gauze when teeth have been removed
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Discomfort of 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