While extracting your child’s tooth is always our last resort, it may sometimes be the best option for restoring their oral health and eliminating pain and discomfort.
Gentle, pain-free extractions
In some cases, it may be necessary to remove one or more of your child’s teeth. Serious cavities or damage due to an accident can cause multiple teeth to be irreversibly damaged. In some cases, extraction may also be necessary to prepare for some orthodontic treatments. Dr. Knight is an experienced Woodbury pediatric dentist, and you can rest assured that your child will feel safe and comfortable throughout their treatment.
Removing damaged or decayed teeth may be the best choice in order to avoid further complications with your child’s oral health.
Damaged and infected teeth can cause debilitating pain. With an extraction, Dr. Knight can restore your child’s mouth and eliminate pain.
We offer flexible scheduling so you can always get the dental care you need for your child when you need it most.
We know that a tooth extraction may seem scary for both you and your child. That’s why Dr. Knight takes a gentle approach, explains every aspect of treatment, and ensures that you feel comfortable and informed. At our kid-friendly office, you can trust that we will only suggest extraction when necessary and that your child’s treatment will be as painless as possible.
The extraction process is quick and simple. It takes only about 5 minutes, in most cases. Your child’s mouth will be cleaned and numbed, and sedation can also be administered. Then, Dr. Knight will use specialized dental tools to gently loosen your child’s tooth in its socket and remove it. The area will then be cleaned and disinfected.
A tooth abscess can occur within your child’s tooth due to a cavity, or in the space between their teeth and gums. For permanent teeth, the recommended treatment for a tooth abscess is a root canal. However, root canals are not always suitable for primary (baby) teeth.
If the extraction of an abscessed tooth is controlled by a pediatric dentist with space maintenance, teeth can be safely lost. After extracting a primary tooth, Dr. Knight will recommend a space maintainer to ensure that your child’s mouth continues to develop properly until their permanent tooth erupts.
We want your child to feel comfortable and safe during treatment. That’s why we offer sedation options to ensure that treatment goes smoothly. To learn more and see which option may be right for your child, contact Knight Pediatric Dentistry today! We are happy to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have about sedation dentistry for extractions.
According to the American Dental Association, patients should visit the dentist every six months. This ensures that all surfaces of your teeth are cleaned and any harmful substances are removed from between your teeth and under your gums. Book an appointment today for preventive care to maintain a healthy, strong smile for years to come.
Cavities can often go undetected because the beginning stages of tooth decay are often difficult to notice. For this reason, preventive care is critical to address cavities before they become bigger, painful, more costly issues. Signs of larger cavities include toothaches, tooth sensitivity, and visible holes or pits in your teeth. If you notice any of these signs or if you would like to schedule a preventive appointment, give us a call today at (414) 236-5885
The earliest stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, is characterized by inflamed gums that bleed when you brush or floss. Other signs of periodontal disease include a receding gum line or teeth that appear longer, bad breath that won’t go away, pain when chewing, and swollen gums. If you notice any of these symptoms, give us a call to discuss your options for treatment!