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How can my child's behavior change after dental surgery?

It is very normal to see behavior changes after dental surgery. If the changes last longer than 3 to 4 weeks, call your pediatrician. Some examples of changes include regression (bed wetting or acting out), changes in sleep and eating patterns, or nightmares. Be patient with your child. This will help reduce these changes. Understand that your child has been upset by surgery. Most changes in behavior only last a few days to 2 weeks.

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