Dr. Jiries Mogannam, Dr. Vicente Chavez and Dr. Christopher Chow have provided these instructions to help parents take care of their children during the first week after they have undergone oral surgery in Santa Rosa, California. We understand that your children are important, and that you want to know how best to take care of them. If you have any questions about these instructions or about your children’s at-home care, please contact our oral surgeons and team at Sonoma County Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center by calling 707-566-7300.

  • Remove the gauze pads and apply ice packs once you get home.
  • Feed your child and have them take medication as needed and directed.
  • Continue to use ice packs for the first two days in order to reduce swelling.
  • Begin to use moist heat on the third day.
  • Your child should rest and relax for four to five days.
  • You child should only eat soft foods for at least the first week.
  • Do not let your child use straws for at least the first week.
  • Your child should brush their teeth the day after surgery.
  • Clean the empty socket with warm saltwater rinses.
  • Restrict all heavy lifting and strenuous activity for one week. We can provide an excuse note if it is necessary.

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