No parent wants to hear that their child needs tooth extractions. But sometimes it’s in the child’s best interests to remove a badly decayed or injured tooth before it causes problems for the rest of the mouth.
That being said, we always do everything in our power to save a tooth before recommending extraction.
Here’s what you need to know.
First of all, we want to assure you that the procedure is completely safe. As a pediatric dental practice, we’ll also make sure that your child feels safe and comfortable during the entire procedure.
Before doing anything, we’ll make sure that both you and your child understand what we’ll be doing to restore your child’s oral health. We’ll also ask if you’d prefer your child to have laughing gas during the procedure.
While your child will have local anesthesia to numb the tooth and surrounding tissue, we may also administer laughing gas to provide an extra layer of comfort. Laughing gas is completely safe for children and wears off as soon as we remove the nasal mask.
You can learn more about laughing gas here.
During the procedure, your child won’t feel any pain. Although, they may feel slight pressure as we extract the tooth.
After the procedure, you’ll want to keep your child home from school so they can recover. We’ll give you aftercare instructions to help your child heal and return to their regular routine.
Is your child complaining of a toothache? Don’t wait! Schedule an appointment with Pediatric Dentistry of Michigan.
Dr. Kim and his staff will be able to diagnose and treat the source of your child’s pain. As a last resort, Dr. Kim may recommend a tooth extraction to restore your child’s oral health.