If it’s time to have wisdom teeth removed or tooth decay treated, your child will need to undergo a tooth extraction to restore their oral health. Dr. Maryam Sina, DDS, and the Kids Tooth Drs perform quick and relatively painless tooth extractions at Dentistry for Children in Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada. Learn more about tooth extractions by calling our practice, or schedule an appointment online today.
Nobody wants to have their teeth pulled, but sometimes a tooth extraction is the only way to resolve tooth pain or prevent further damage from tooth decay or cavities.
The tooth and orthodontic extractions are a type of oral surgery that involves removing the root and the crown in one procedure. This leaves an empty space which heals over within a few weeks.
Removing teeth from the root is a common part of pediatric dentistry because it can take a few years for children to fully develop adult teeth. If a tooth has not erupted completely or there are signs of severe tooth decay, a tooth extraction might be the only way to keep the surrounding teeth and gums healthy.
Dr. Sina will do everything she can to preserve a natural tooth and, in many cases, let the tooth fall out naturally. Still, there are some situations where extracting a tooth completely from the root is the best solution for maintaining good oral health. Luckily the procedure is relatively painless and Dr. Sina and the Kids Tooth Drs perform it right in the office.
There are several situations where Dr. Sina might need to perform a tooth extraction. Common reasons include:
As specialists in extracting teeth from younger patients, the Kids Tooth Drs make sure your child is comfortable and relaxed throughout the procedure.
The tooth extraction procedure begins with numbing the area and injecting a local anesthetic into the gums. Dentistry for Children offer sedation dentistry, including nitrous oxide (laughing) gas, to help your child relax and also achieve a numbing effect.
To remove the tooth, Dr. Sina will break the tooth into small pieces using special tools and then remove the entire tooth structure. Your child will not feel much except some tugging during the procedure.
Dr. Sina provides specific post-op instructions to ensure the gums heal quickly and without any problems. She might recommend eating soft foods for a few days, not drinking out of a straw, and avoiding any sports or physical activities while the gums heal.
To learn more, call Dentistry for Children or schedule an appointment using the online booking feature.