When a tooth is over-retained or unrestorable from a cavity or dental infection, our office can perform dental extractions of both the primary and permanent dentition. Local anesthesia is always used to minimize discomfort.
There are a few reasons why we may recommend a tooth extraction for your child. Pulling a primary tooth becomes necessary once it becomes damaged beyond repair or if other issues occur that can impact the permanent teeth, including:
There is usually some bleeding after an extraction, which can be controlled by biting on the gauze placed over the extraction site. To reduce swelling, you can apply ice packs to your child’s cheek. Depending on the type of extraction, your child may require over the counter pain medication.
It’s essential to follow all post-operative instructions given by the dentist to ensure proper healing.
At Premier Pediatric Dentistry, we understand some children can be anxious about dental procedures. Our staff is trained to work with children of all ages and to help them feel comfortable during their visit. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office!