There are many simpler dental treatments for kids than extracting a tooth, but they are sometimes necessary to maintain your child’s oral functionality and health. At Pediatric Eyes and Smiles in Urbana, MD / Frederick, MD, Dr. Steven Tan specializes in providing gentle extraction. You and your child can feel relaxed in the knowledge that we take every measure to make the experience painless.
There are many reasons why a tooth extraction may be needed:
A baby tooth may have been damaged by infection,tooth decay, or dental trauma
Timely extraction can prevent the teeth from causing damage to other teeth and gums
A tooth may be crowding other teeth and creating alignment issues
Whatever the cause for removal, our pediatric dentist in Urbana, MD will follow our gentle tooth extraction techniques to minimize or eliminate any discomfort. Dr. Tan will begin the process byapplying a topical and local anesthetic (aka- “tooth potion”) to the gums aroundthe tooth. Some children benefit from nitrous oxide to help them relax throughthe process. All that your child will feel is a little pressure during theextraction and out it goes! Our pediatric dental team will review postoperative care instructions with you, emphasizing what activities to avoid andwhat foods to eat.