Tooth extraction in children may be required when there is crowding in the mouth, damage to a tooth or when the primary tooth does not fall out when the permanent tooth erupts. During a tooth extraction, we will provide local anesthesia to help prevent pain. We may also write a prescription for post-extraction painkillers.
Post-extraction care is important to prevent infection. Your child will need to make sure he or she carefully cleans his or her mouth and also take any antibiotics prescribed in order to prevent infection. We will provide you and your child with detailed outlines and guidance on taking care of the extraction site.