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Dental Extractions

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.

Why a Kid’s Extraction May be Necessary

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:

  • Tooth decay
  • A primary tooth blocking the eruption of the permanent tooth behind it
  • Crowding
  • Infection that has spread to the surrounding gums and bone
  • Trauma to the mouth

What to Expect After an Extraction

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.

Does Your Child Need a Dental Extraction in Miami, FL?

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!

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