Oral Sedation Post Op Care


Your child had an oral sedative this morning. Please note the following for caring for your child for the rest of today.


  1. Your child may be sleepy for a few hours following his/her appointment.

  2. Your may begin giving your child liquids and soft foods upon returning home. Some examples are water, popsicles, pudding, yogurt, jello, mashed potatoes.

  3. Keep your child under close observation as their coordination will be affected. This means they should not return to school today and they should not participate in any physical activities where physical coordination or skill is involved. Their reactions will be slowed and they could injure themselves. Your child should rest for the remainder of the day. A responsible adult should be with the child for the remainder f the day.

  4. Once home, your child may want to nap and this is fine one they have some nourishment in them. Just make sure someone is with them t all times. Ideally have them propped up on a couch or comfortable chair to rest as opposed to lying down in their bed.

  5. If your child comp1ains of discomfort you may give them Advil or Tylenol after 5pm.

  6. If local anesthesia was used follow our recommendations for dealing with a numb mouth.

  7. Please call us if you have any questions at 713-666-7884.


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Rita M. Cammarata DDS,  Jennifer P. Kong DDS, Adam C. Shisler DDS MSD and Brenden E. Taylor DDS MSD are Board Certified Pediatric Dentists. ABPD