An extraction can make both children and parents anxious, but they are a common procedure in most pediatric dental offices. Sometimes a child’s tooth has too much decay to restore, or they need a tooth or teeth removed to make room for orthodontic treatment.
Regardless of the reason, Dr. Peter Roukema and Dr. Kyle Henry and their team will make sure you and your child are comfortable with the treatment plan.
After some local anesthetic, Dr. Peter Roukema and Dr. Kyle Henry will remove your child’s tooth. If it is impacted or if it is a complicated removal, Dr. Peter Roukema and Dr. Kyle Henry will discuss with you if sedation options are recommended.
Once the tooth is removed, Dr. Peter Roukema and Dr. Kyle Henry will give you post-op instructions, and place a small piece of gauze over the extraction site to stop any bleeding and to help a clot form. Check and replace the gauze every 20 minutes until bleeding stops.
Here are some recommended tips for the first 24 hours after your child’s extraction:
Sunridge Dental Care always considers your child’s comfort regardless of the type of treatment they are receiving. Dr. Peter Roukema and Dr. Kyle Henry will discuss your child’s unique situation with you to determine the best way to help them receive the treatment they need.
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