While children’s primary teeth will eventually fall out on their own, there may be some instances when a tooth will need to be removed. It could be due to decay or even to prepare the mouth for future orthodontic procedures. There are generally two categories of teeth extractions:
When the tooth that needs to be removed is in a clearly visible location and will be easy to remove, it is considered a simple extraction. A local anesthetic and using forceps to remove the tooth gently is often all that is necessary.
If the extraction is more complicated due to something like an impacted tooth, then some of the surrounding gum tissue will need to be removed so the tooth can be reached. Using sedation dentistry, your child will not feel a thing.
If your child exhibits fever, chills, pain or swelling, call us immediately.