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My kid got his baby molars pulled today.

Can he brush his teeth tonight? The paperwork we got when he was done didn't say either way. The procedure was really easy, the teeth just popped out. So it wasn't very invasive.

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Asked by SleepingBeautee at 11:30 PM on Aug. 16, 2013 in Kids' Health

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  • Having recently had teeth pulled, a gentle rinse should be fine, with gentle brushing once a day or two has passed. I didn't really want to brush near the removed teeth though, so he may be cranky when you reach that point.

    Answer by preacherskid at 9:42 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • I'd wait till morning. Hope he feels okay.

    Answer by Ballad at 1:14 AM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • My son had oral surgery and had caps put on his teeth , they said the first day not to brush. Use your finger to gently put paste on teeth . The following day continue with brush but be very gentle!

    Answer by nnh_mama at 11:33 PM on Aug. 16, 2013

  • Then he can gently brush tomorrow

    Answer by ChasingBridges at 11:32 PM on Aug. 16, 2013

  • I remember when my son had his done last July, I was told to skip brushing that night, but gently rinse.

    Answer by ChasingBridges at 11:32 PM on Aug. 16, 2013

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