Unfortunately, there are instances when teeth need to be removed, including infection, crowding, or orthodontic considerations. We are skilled at removing primary teeth as well as many permanent teeth. However, there are certain instances (i.e. a complicated extraction or an extremely anxious patient) when we may refer your child to an oral surgeon to make the experience as easy as possible. We will discuss these options with you at your treatment planning consultation.
The day after your child’s extraction:
- No drinking with straws
- No vigorous rinsing and spitting
- A soft diet is recommended
- If your child has any discomfort, give a children’s dose of Advil® or Tylenol®
- If your child experiences swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag and call our office