A dental extraction, commonly known as getting a tooth pulled, is one of the most common procedures performed at a dentist’s office. Islands Pediatric Dentistry, we take a preventative approach to dental care, through which we strive to prevent the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental problems that might require tooth extractions. While Dr. Rez will always make an effort to treat your child’s condition and avoid pediatric tooth extraction, this is not always possible.
When pediatric tooth extraction is unavoidable, our practice offers various sedation dentistry options to make the procedure as stress-free and painless as possible. This is especially helpful for children who are unable to cope with the delivery of dental care, who have a high level of dental anxiety, or who have special needs.
Learn more about our pediatric tooth extraction procedure below, or schedule an appointment today.
When is pediatric tooth extraction performed?
Tooth removal in children is often performed to:
- Relieve a broken tooth
- Treat significant tooth decay
- Allow for eruption of permanent tooth (Let the adult tooth grow in correctly
- Remove wisdom teeth that are causing overcrowding in the mouth
What does tooth extraction in children involve?
Once Dr. Rez has determined that dental extraction is necessary, we will perform a digital X-ray examination in order to further evaluate the tooth.
Before the procedure, a child will receive local anesthesia to numb the affected tooth and area around the tooth. Dr. Rez prides himself in administering local anesthesia without any or with minimal discomfort. Your child’s comfort is always on our minds! In addition, sedation dentistry options may also be administered, depending on a patient’s needs.
Once completely numbed, Dr. Rez will begin the extraction procedure, which involves rocking the tooth back and forth to ease it out of its socket for simple removal. Stubborn teeth may need to be removed in sections.
After the pediatric tooth extraction, patients will likely experience a certain amount of discomfort. This can be relieved by applying ice to the area and taking painkillers as needed. Patients will be advised to avoid certain foods for a few days and should feel completely better within one to two weeks. The dental extraction procedure is safe for most patients and does not involve any major complications.
If you need to schedule a visit for your child or want to learn more about tooth extraction, call our office at (602) 384-2955 or request an appointment at Islands Pediatric Dentistry by filling out the form on this page.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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