Tooth removal, or tooth extraction, in children is one of the most frequently performed procedures at any pediatric dental office. At Islands Pediatric Dentistry, we are all about preventative care. Our treatment approach is to inhibit the onset, progression, and recurrence of oral health threats that may lead to tooth removal in children. Dr. Rez will use every possible measure to treat a dental problem, but sometimes, tooth extractions in Gilbert are the only solution.
When child tooth extraction is necessary for oral health, we offer gentle sedation options to help make the process as comfortable as possible. Sedation dentistry is especially helpful for highly anxious kids or those with special needs.
Tooth extractions in Gilbert are performed to:
Once it is determined that pediatric tooth removal is inevitable, digital images will be taken to evaluate the damage more in-depth. Prior to the procedure, your child will be given a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area.
Once the anesthesia takes effect, the tooth will be rocked back and forth, and gently eased out of the socket. In stubborn cases, the tooth is removed in sections.
Post-extraction, your child may experience mild discomfort. Pain relievers can be taken as needed and applying ice to the treatment area will minimize swelling. Pediatric tooth extraction in Gilbert, AZ is a quick procedure that is safe for most children.