Your child’s tooth required pulp therapy since the decay had progressed to involve the nerve or pulp tissue inside the tooth.
Due to the use of a local anesthetic your child’s lips, tongue and cheek will be numb for several hours. Advice your child not to eat on the affected side till the numbness is gone, which may be a couple of hours. Your child may have some pain and tenderness on the treated tooth. Give the prescribed pain relievers and antibiotics as directed by your dentist.
Observe the tooth for any gum boil or swelling. If a swelling develops contact our office immediately.