Sometimes it is necessary for children to have tooth extractions. A child’s tooth may need to be pulled because of damage from trauma or injury, severe tooth decay, or gum disease.

Pediatric dentists, or oral surgeons, will take X-rays of the child’s teeth and gums to make sure there are no unexpected complications. The X-rays will show the tooth roots and the surrounding bone structure. This provides an excellent guide for the extraction.

Before a pediatric extraction, children may become scared or anxious. They may need nitrous oxide or oral medications to calm them. Before the procedure begins, the dentist will use topical numbing on the child’s gum and then a painkiller shot inside the gum.

After the tooth removal, the pediatric dentist places sterile gauze over the tooth socket with pressure applied. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory painkillers may be recommended, or prescribed, to help with any pain and speed the healing process.

If your child needs an extraction, please call our office at 201-870-0988. We specialize at keeping children calm during extractions. Please do not put this off or your child’s condition can get worse. Call us today.

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