Tooth Extractions For Kids
There are certain occasions when a child will need to have a tooth extracted.
Dental extractions are a surgical procedure where a dentist or an oral surgeon removes a tooth from the mouth. A simple extraction involves pulling a baby tooth that is clearly visible in the mouth. These extractions normally will only call for a local anesthetic
The other method of extraction is surgical extraction, which is required if the tooth is embedded in the jaw bone (fully impacted), or partially covered by jaw bone (partially impacted). Frequently, a surgical extraction can be performed with a local anesthetic and nitrous oxide.
Post extraction, parents need to monitor their child’s behaviors and healing process.
Your child should continue with a regular oral hygiene routine, but be sure they are extremely careful around the area of the extraction. With proper and gentle care, recovery from an extraction should be very quick.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove the wisdom teeth located in the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom.
If a wisdom tooth doesn’t have room to grow, resulting in pain, infection, or other dental problems, you’ll likely need to have it pulled. Wisdom tooth extraction may be done by a dentist or an oral surgeon.