We do everything in our power here at The Dental Specialists to help our little patients preserve all of their natural teeth for as long as possible, but sometimes, a tooth may simply be beyond repair. When this is the case, an extraction is usually the best option, and we go above and beyond to make the process comfortable and stress-free for both children and parents. If you believe your child might need an extraction, we’ll make it as easy as possible, so contact us today to schedule an appointment.
We’ll give your child a thorough examination and consider all other restorative options before we recommend a tooth extraction. For the procedure itself, we’ll numb your child’s mouth, gently wiggle the tooth back and forth, and it will painlessly slide out on its own. For teeth that are still trapped below the gum line, we may need to perform a surgical extraction, which involves making a small incision in the gums and bone so we can safely access the tooth.
While your child likely won’t feel anything during their extraction, a little swelling, tenderness, and bleeding can be expected afterward. Make sure your child takes the rest of the day off to relax, as this will allow a blood clot to form over the treatment area, which is essential for healing. Don’t let them spit, drink with a straw, or eat anything that requires a lot of chewing for the first 24 to 48 hours.