When should I call the doctor after my child has a dental procedure?

Call your doctor or nurse if your child has any of the following symptoms after a dental procedure:
  • Temperature over 101 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Increased swelling
  • Bleeding that won't stop
  • Numbness of fingers and toes
  • Uncontrolled pain
  • Signs of dehydration (dry mouth, less than 6 to 8 wet diapers, lack of tears)
  • Excessive diarrhea or constipation
  • Chest pain or shortness of breath: Go to the emergency department or call 911!

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