Sometimes, kids need to have teeth extracted, but the good news is that today’s dental techniques make this a safe procedure during which children experience minimal discomfort. We have three office locations in Buda, TX, South Austin, TX, and Kyle! Please contact us to schedule a consultation for your child!
Here are reasons children’s teeth might need extraction:
There are two methods for extracting children’s teeth:
Most extractions are completed under local anesthetic. This numbs the pain and most children only feel a sensation of pressure during the procedure. If a child is very nervous, he or she can be gently sedated before the tooth extraction.
Most children quickly recover after tooth extraction. They may experience bruise-like tenderness for a couple of days, and this can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief. For more severe pain after a difficult extraction, the dentist might prescribe stronger medication. Most children are completely recovered within 7-14 days.