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How can I tell if my child is in pain after dental surgery?

No dental surgery is pain free, but it is important for your child to be comfortable so she can heal. If she is older, you can talk to her about her pain. If your child is younger or developmentally delayed, she may moan, whimper, make a face of pain, cry, be irritable, be inactive, not eat, or not sleep. In all cases, you should comfort your child and listen to her concerns.

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