Here at Lynnwood Kids Dentist, we want to keep your child’s smile healthy and complete. Our dentist will never recommend an extraction unless it’s necessary for your child’s overall oral health and wellbeing. If your child needs an extraction, call our office.
All children will have two sets of teeth throughout their development: primary teeth (also called baby teeth) and permanent teeth. Your child’s baby teeth are best left to come out on their own. Baby teeth will fall out over time in order to make way for your child’s permanent teeth. However, in some cases our dentist may need to extract a baby tooth for your child’s overall oral health.
If your child is suffering from one of the above conditions, call our office. Our dentist will examine your child’s mouth to assess the health of the tooth and determine the appropriate treatment.
Tooth extractions are surgical procedures. There are two types of extractions: simple and surgical. A simple extraction is performed when the tooth has broken through the gum line and is visible in the mouth. Surgical extractions are performed when the tooth is impacted or stuck in the jawbone.
At Lynnwood Kids Dentist, we offer sedation to make sure your child is comfortable and relaxed during their extraction. Our sedation options available include:
Children can experience the world of Disney during their next teeth cleaning or dental procedure.
We take pride in creating a welcoming and fun environment for our patients. Relax and play video games while you wait for your next appointment.
Play a game or two while you wait for your next appointment! Our play area is sanitized hourly and available for all patients.
Following your child’s extraction, be sure to follow the postoperative care instructions provided by our office. Your child should eat soft foods and avoid drinking from a straw for the first one to two days. Vigorous spitting or chewing or drinking from a straw may dislodge the blood clot that forms in the socket following extraction, which can cause a painful condition known as dry socket. Monitor your child’s healing process to ensure a swift and comfortable recovery.