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General Anesthesia Aftercare


How do I care for my child after general anesthesia?


Your child may feel sleepy for several hours after their general anesthesia appointment. They should stay inside for the remainder of the day and avoid activities that require balance or coordination (biking, swimming, playgrounds, sports).

Your child may start drinking clear liquids like water or sports drinks immediately following the appointment. Solid foods may be slowly introduced throughout the day. Avoid feeding your child meat and dairy for at least 2-3 hours.

Some side effects of general anesthesia may include a slight fever, nausea or vomiting. If any of these occur, call our office and continue to drink clear liquids. Our dentists will review with you when pain medications may be taken.

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