In a perfect world, every child would be able to enjoy their primary (“baby”) teeth until they fall out right when the new, adult teeth arrive to take their place. However, there are situations where our doctors may need to remove (extract) one or more teeth in order to benefit your son or daughter’s oral health and overall well-being. Rest assured that we handle this procedure as comfortably and safely as possible here in Midland, TX, and our team members will help your child feel at ease every step of the way.
There are several reasons why extraction may become a necessity over the early years of your child’s life, including the following:
Sedation dentistry is typically recommended for tooth extraction so that your child can feel fully relaxed throughout the procedure. We will also provide local anesthetic and capture digital X-rays so that we can accurately assess the position of the tooth and ensure the safest, quickest process possible.
Once the tooth has been removed, your child is likely to experience oral bleeding, discomfort, and some slight facial swelling. We strongly recommend that they take ibuprofen or tylenol when needed to control these symptoms, use ice packs, and eat a softer diet in the immediate aftermath of the procedure. After a few days, they should feel back to normal!
Please call us at (432) 203-4233 today if you’d like to learn more, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment.