We will do everything we can to preserve a tooth, but sometimes extraction is necessary to maintain your child’s healthy smile. They may sound scary but are actually a common procedure to safely remove a child's damaged or decayed tooth. This treatment involves the careful removal of the tooth from its socket, ensuring minimal pain and discomfort for the child. At Smile Ark Pediatric Dentistry, we understand the importance of providing gentle and compassionate care during dental extractions to ensure a positive experience for your child.
Baby teeth are important for the development of speech, chewing, and guiding permanent teeth.
Pediatric dental extractions alleviate pain caused by damaged or decayed teeth. By removing the affected tooth, we can prevent further infection and promote the overall oral health of your child. This procedure also helps maintain proper alignment of the remaining teeth, reducing the risk of future orthodontic issues.
After a dental extraction, your child will experience improved chewing and speaking abilities. By eliminating the source of discomfort, they can enjoy their favorite foods and engage in daily activities without pain or hesitation.
A healthy smile plays a crucial role in a child's self-esteem and confidence. Pediatric dental extractions help restore your child's smile, allowing them to interact with others without feeling self-conscious about damaged or decayed teeth.
During the initial visit, Dr. Lee will thoroughly examine your child's teeth and gums to determine if a dental extraction is necessary. X-rays may be taken to assess the tooth's condition and plan the extraction procedure. Our team will take the time to explain the process and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
To ensure your child's comfort during the extraction, we offer various anesthesia and sedation options. Dr. Lee will recommend the most suitable option based on your child's age, medical history, and the complexity of the extraction. Our team is experienced in providing safe and effective sedation techniques to minimize any potential discomfort or anxiety.
Once your child is comfortable and relaxed, Dr. Lee will carefully extract the damaged or decayed tooth. Our skilled team will ensure a gentle and efficient procedure, using specialized instruments to remove the tooth while minimizing trauma to the surrounding tissues. After the extraction, we will provide instructions on post-operative care to promote healing and prevent complications.
The most common reason for pediatric dental extractions is severe tooth decay.