Questions about tooth extractions
Why might my child need a tooth extraction?
Tooth extractions in kids are often necessary for reasons like overcrowding, decay, impacted teeth, or misalignment. Sometimes, a baby tooth may need to be removed if it’s not falling out on time to make way for permanent teeth.
Do you remove wisdom teeth?
Our tooth extraction dentists focus on removing baby teeth. Adult teeth extractions are typically referred to an oral surgeon.
How do you ensure my child’s comfort during an extraction?
Your child’s comfort is our priority. We use gentle techniques and offer various sedation options, including laughing gas, IV sedation, and local anesthesia. Our caring staff takes the time to explain the process in child-friendly terms to ease any fears.
What are the aftercare instructions after the extraction?
Post-extraction care includes soft foods, avoiding rinsing or sucking, and gentle brushing around the extraction site. Our West Orange tooth extraction dentist will provide detailed instructions to help your little one heal quickly.
Can my child eat normally after a tooth extraction?
We recommend soft foods and avoiding hot or spicy items for a few days post-extraction. It’s also important to keep the extraction area clean and avoid chewing directly on it.
Caring for your child’s smile and well-being
At Dentistry for Children of West Essex, we know that dental procedures can be scary for children, so we use fun language to explain treatments and manage anxiety. With over 40 years of experience, we know that every child is unique, and we take the time to make each one feel safe and understood.
Our practice takes a preventive approach to dental care, and our team provides you with tips and recommendations to help you maintain your child’s oral health. Let’s keep your little one’s smile bright for a lifetime!
Are extractions covered by my insurance?
Good news — many dental insurance plans cover necessary tooth extractions. Our team is here to assist you in understanding your coverage and provide a clear cost estimate. We accept various payment options, including CareCredit, credit cards, checks, and cash, to make the process stress-free for you.