Pediatric Tooth Extraction in NYC
A dental extraction, commonly known as getting a tooth pulled, is one of the most common procedures performed at a dentist’s office. At Park View Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in NYC, we take a preventative approach to dental care, through which we strive to prevent the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental problems that might require tooth extractions. While our board-certified dentists will always make an effort to treat your child’s condition and avoid pediatric tooth extraction, this is not always possible.
When pediatric tooth extraction is unavoidable, our practice offers various sedation dentistry options to make the procedure as stress-free and painless as possible. This is especially helpful for children who are unable to cope with the delivery of dental care, who have a high level of dental anxiety, or who have special needs.
Park View Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is pleased to provide StemSave™, a technology that gives families the opportunity to collect and preserve the valuable stem cells that are contained within baby teeth, wisdom teeth, and permanent teeth at the time of planned dental extractions.
Learn more about our pediatric tooth extraction procedure below, or schedule an appointment today.
When is pediatric tooth extraction performed?
Tooth removal in children is often performed to:
- Relieve a broken tooth
- Treat significant tooth decay
- Remove wisdom teeth that are causing overcrowding in the mouth
What does tooth extraction in children involve?
Once our dentists have determined that dental extraction is necessary, we will perform a digital X-ray examination in order to further evaluate the tooth.
Before the procedure, a child will receive local anesthesia in order to numb the affected tooth and area around the tooth. We offer single tooth anesthesia technology, which provides a number of advantages for our pediatric patients. In addition, sedation dentistry options may also be administered, depending on a patient’s needs.
Once completely numbed, our pediatric dentists will begin the extraction procedure, which involves rocking the tooth back and forth to ease it out of its socket for simple removal. Stubborn teeth may need to be removed in sections.
After the pediatric tooth extraction, patients will likely experience a certain amount of discomfort. This can be relieved by applying ice to the area and taking antibiotics or painkillers if needed. Patients will be advised to avoid certain foods for a few days and should feel completely better within one to two weeks. The dental extraction procedure is safe for most patients and does not involve any major complications.
If you need to schedule a visit for your child or want to learn more about tooth extraction, call our office at (212) 879-6518 or request an appointment at Park View Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics by filling out the form on this page.