At Pinellas Pediatric Dentistry, Nancy Montgomery-Easley, DMD, and the team understand that tooth extractions can be a concern for parents. Their team of experienced dental professionals specializes in providing gentle and safe tooth extractions for children at their offices in Largo and Seminole, Florida. With their child-friendly approach and state-of-the-art facilities, they can ensure that your child's oral health needs are met with utmost care and compassion. To learn more about pediatric tooth extractions, call the nearest office or request an appointment online today.
Pediatric tooth extractions can be required for a variety of reasons. These include:
When your child has a severely decayed or damaged tooth, an extraction may be necessary to prevent further infection and pain.
In cases where there isn't enough space in your child’s mouth for permanent teeth to erupt properly, an extraction of their baby teeth may be required to make room for proper tooth alignment.
If your child has a tooth that fails to emerge from the gums or erupts in an abnormal position, they may need an extraction to remove the impacted tooth to prevent complications.
Symptoms that your child may need a tooth extraction include:
If your child experiences any of these symptoms, it's important to schedule an appointment with the team at Pinellas Pediatric Dentistry.
The team at Pinellas Pediatric Dentistry prioritizes your child's comfort throughout the tooth extraction process.
Before the extraction, your child's dentist thoroughly examines their teeth and takes dental X-rays to determine the best course of action.
During the procedure, your child’s dentist uses child-friendly techniques, including local anesthesia and sedation if necessary, so that the extraction process is more comfortable for your child. Then, they remove your child’s affected tooth.
After the procedure, your child's dentist provides detailed post-operative instructions, including guidelines for pain management, diet, and oral hygiene, to ensure a smooth recovery for your child.
Recovery after a pediatric tooth extraction is generally smooth, but it requires proper care.
Your child may experience some bleeding and discomfort immediately after the extraction. Consequently, your child's dentist may prescribe pain medications or recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to manage any discomfort.
It's also essential for your child to maintain good oral hygiene during the recovery process. The Pinellas Pediatric Dentistry team provides detailed instructions on how to clean the extraction site and when your child can resume brushing and flossing.
The Pinellas Pediatric Dentistry team may recommend a soft food diet for a few days to allow the extraction site to heal. Avoiding hard, sticky, or chewy foods can help prevent irritation or damage.
The team schedules a follow-up appointment to ensure proper healing and monitor your child's progress. During this visit, the team can address any concerns or answer any questions you may have.
When it comes to pediatric tooth extractions, you can trust the compassionate team at Pinellas Pediatric Dentistry. If you suspect your child needs a tooth extraction, call the nearest office or request an appointment online today.