What can I give my child after tooth extraction?

The socket and the area surrounding it will be very sensitive, and chewing firm foods can cause them pain and discomfort. Food that can be eaten with a spoon like mashed potatoes, soup, scrambled eggs, yogurt, apple sauce or pancakes are perfect to serve them in the 24 hours following their pulled tooth.

Discourage Sipping from a Straw and Swishing

For up to 24 hours after the extraction, the newly exposed socket is incredibly sensitive. To avoid losing the healthy blood clot, make sure your child doesn’t use a straw during this period.

Stick to Soft Food

The day of the extraction, only serve your child soft foods that require little or no chewing. The socket and the area surrounding it will be very sensitive, and chewing firm foods can cause them pain and discomfort. Food that can be eaten with a spoon like mashed potatoes, soup, scrambled eggs, yogurt, apple sauce or pancakes are perfect to serve them in the 24 hours following their pulled tooth.

  • Keep the gauze on the extraction site with pressure for 30 to 45 minutes. (Young patients may need help)
  • DO NOT keep checking under the gauze or changing the gauze. This will prolong the bleeding.
  • If the extraction site is still pooling blood after the first 30-45 minutes, then replace with new gauze or moistened tea bag and maintain pressure for another 30-45 minutes. Repeat a third time if needed.
  • If you cannot stop the bleeding contact Pe’Teeth Dental Studio for assistance.
  • Maintain fluid intake, but DO NOT use a drinking straw the first 24 hours. Avoid very hot liquids.
  • Begin with soft foods and soup. Regular foods as tolerated thereafter.
  • DO NOT rinse or brush too vigorously the first night after the extractions.