Jonesboro, AR | 870-931-KIDS


Children's Dentistry-Ken Wood, D.D.S., M.S. | Dentist Jonesboro

Complete Pre-op and Post-op Instructions


  • For children receiving Valium sedation, a light snack before the treatment is acceptable. Avoid greasy and heavy foods.

  • Valium sedation is given with liquid Motrin. Additional Tylenol or Motrin is not needed prior to treatment.

  • Avoid giving your child anything that will make them drowsy in addition to the Valium. (Ex. Cough medicine, Benadryl)

  • Monitor your child in the waiting room. Once the Valium is in their system, they will become off-balance.


  • The effects of the Valium lasts for 4 - 6 hours after their treatment

  • Avoid solid foods for 2 hours after treatment due to numbness. Liquids and soft foods, such as ice cream, pudding, and mashed potatoes are okay. After 2 hours, you may progress to giving them more solid foods.

  • Numbness for 2-3 hours following the appointment is normal. Keep a close eye on your child while this wears off.

  • Gum swelling in the treatment area is to be expected.

  • If your child frequently sucks, chews, bites, or scratches the surrounding treatment area, swollen lips or mouth ulcers are possible. These will heal over time.

Tooth extraction

  • A soft diet should be followed for 2-3 days after the extraction.

  • Dr. Wood will place a dissolvable dental pack in the area to help with bleeding. No replacement is needed if this comes out before it's dissolved.

Give us a call at 870-931-5437

Surgery center


Dental services

We offer crowns, fillings, and extraction. Your child can get a majority of their dental needs taken care of here.

Our location

We have an excellent Outpatient Surgery Center to care for your child. Schedule your child's next procedure here.

Find out how our office handles insurance. You can get information regarding appointment requirements.

There are many ways to ensure any dental procedure goes as smoothly as possible. We can provide you with a comprehensive list of instructions so you know what to do before and after your child's appointment.

Children's Dentistry-Ken Wood, D.D.S., M.S.

1150 E. Matthews Suite 102

Jonesboro, AR 72401

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