Extractions

There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. Sometimes, a baby tooth does not exfoliate as it should, and the tooth must be removed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt.

Other times, a tooth may have extensive decay that puts the surrounding teeth and jaw at risk for an infection. Orthodontic correction or problems with a wisdom tooth can also require removal of a tooth.

While extractions are typically a quick procedure, it is important to share with us any concerns or preferences for sedation; we want to make sure your child is as comfortable as possible.

Remember, after your child’s extraction:

  • No drinking with straws for 3 to 5 days
  • No vigorous rinsing and spitting
  • A soft diet is recommended
  • If your child has any discomfort, give a weight-based children’s dose of Advil® or Tylenol®
  • If your child experiences swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag and call our office
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