At Kids Rock Pediatric Dentistry, we do all that we can to keep your child at ease and to help teach children and parent’s how to maintain good oral health. Sometimes removing a tooth is the best option for restoring the health of the patient’s mouth. The doctor may recommend a pediatric tooth extraction when a tooth is:
- Infected by periodontal (gum) disease
- Significantly damaged or decayed
- Impacted (stuck) in the mouth
- Complications from trauma
- Delayed exfoliation
- Orthodontic request
Pediatric tooth extractions are fairly easy and do not take much time at all. A parent may choose a form of sedation (Nitrous, Oral Sedation or General Anesthesia) to help ease your child’s anxiety. The child can also expect to receive a local anesthetic near the troubled tooth, as this will help prevent the child from feeling any pain at all.
After the pediatric tooth extraction has been completed, the doctor will apply gauze to the affected site to soak up any remaining fluid and should be held on the site for at least an hour, or until no fluids are seen. It is also recommended to apply ice to the site to help prevent any swelling. We also suggest eating soft foods, limit sucking, and limit any physical activity for the remainder of the day.
Your child can resume all day-to-day activities 24 hours after the procedure. Dr. Stettler recommends brushing and flossing as normal to help prevent any infections and to maintain good oral health.
The Doctor and staff at Kids Rock Pediatric Dentistry will do everything in our power to ensure that your child is comfortable during the treatment. Kids Rock Pediatric Dentistry offers different types of sedation methods to help ease your child’s anxiety.
Please do not hesitate to call the office if you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedure at (719) 424-4668.