Your child's baby teeth naturally fall out between 6 to 12 years. However, in some rare cases, a dental extraction may be necessary. We will assess your child’s oral health and recommend the best options available.
What are Extractions?
Pediatric tooth extraction is a surgical procedure that involves removing your child's primary teeth. Pediatric extractions in Fort Lee, New Jersey, involve the following steps.
Step 1: Radiograph/ X-Ray
The first step for pediatric extraction is taking x-rays of your child's delta structure and mouth. This procedure helps our dentists predict and prepare adequately for any complications that may arise.
Step 2: Anesthesia administration
Pediatric tooth extraction in Fort Lee, New Jersey, involves the administration of anesthesia to eliminate pain while your child undergoes the extraction procedure. We may also use sedatives if your child has high anxiety levels and needle phobias.
Step 3: Tooth extraction
After administering anesthesia, our dentist removes your child's tooth carefully. We use special equipment to ensure the bone and areas around your child's extracted tooth are not damaged.
Step 4: Stitching
After our dentist extracts your child's tooth, it's covered with sterile gauze. Additionally, the dentist applies pressure for some time, then stitches the area depending on your child's need.
Step 5: Space maintainer
After the extraction process, our dentist places space maintainers to help ensure your child's permanent teeth grow correctly. These space maintainers also prevent migration and misalignment of the teeth adjacent to the extracted one.
What are the benefits of Extractions?
Tooth accidents, infections, and injuries generally cause a lot of pain and make your child uncomfortable. Extracting a severely damaged tooth relieves your child of the pain.
Protects the rest of the teeth
Tooth infections in kids can spread quickly and cause irreversible damage. Pediatric tooth extractions in Fort Lee, New Jersey, help eliminate the problem and protect the rest of your child's teeth.
Every child's dental development process is unique and comes with different issues. If you suspect your child needs a dental extraction, book an appointment today.