Dental Extractions

Queen Creek, Arizona

Pediatric tooth extractions may sound daunting, but they are sometimes necessary to alleviate severe pain and restore healthy smiles. If your child needs to have a tooth extracted, our compassionate team at Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry will do everything possible to ensure their comfort while providing the highest quality care. We care about our young patients, and it shows!

Why Would a Child Need to Have a Tooth Extracted?

The following are some reasons our highly trained team at Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry may recommend a tooth extraction:

  • We may recommend a tooth extraction to restore your child's smile if trauma, injury, deep decay, or an infection damages a tooth beyond repair.
  • We may need to perform selective tooth extractions to make room for your child’s teeth to shift into alignment as a component of an orthodontic treatment plan.
  • Your little one may require a tooth extraction if a baby tooth is blocking its permanent replacement from coming in.

What Can You Expect?

We understand that the thought of a dental extraction can cause anxiety to both kids and their parents. Rest assured that our team at Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry works tirelessly to make the process as comfortable and pleasant as possible for your little one.

We start by administering a local anesthetic to ensure your child feels no pain during the procedure. We are also happy to offer laughing gas to help your little one relax during treatment. The tooth extraction procedure is usually quick and straightforward. Your child may feel pressure as our pediatric dentist removes the tooth, but should not feel pain.

What Happens After a Tooth Extraction?

Most kids experience minimal to no pain after having teeth extracted. Make sure to follow our post-extraction instructions, including feeding your child soft foods, offering plenty of water, and refraining from drinking through a straw for the first 24 hours. If you have any questions or concerns in the days following your child's tooth extraction, please contact our office for guidance.

What Is a Space Maintainer?

Baby teeth act as placeholders for the permanent teeth developing behind the scenes. After a tooth is extracted, the neighboring teeth may shift toward the gap, causing crooked teeth, problems with the bite, and interfering with the adult teeth when it’s time for them to come in.

Depending on your child's age and the location of the extracted tooth, we may recommend a space maintainer. As the name implies, the oral device preserves the space left by a missing tooth, safeguarding your child's oral health. Space maintainers have been shown to reduce the need for orthodontic treatment down the road.

Pediatric Dental Extractions Near Me in Queen Creek, AZ

Whether a tooth needs to be removed due to injury, deep decay, or as a component of an orthodontic treatment plan, your child's comfort and well-being are always our top priorities. You can always count on our compassionate Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry team for outstanding, compassionate dental care.

We invite you to call us at 480-896-7800 to schedule your child’s appointment or schedule one online today. We look forward to caring for your child’s smile.

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