At Westpark Pediatric Dentistry we only suggest the best treatment options for our child patient in Richmond, Texas. In some cases when there is decay that has rampantly spread throughout the tooth, the best option might be for a tooth extraction. Only our dentist, Dr. Mila, can professionally recommend when a tooth needs to be extracted because there are no other restorative options.
Being a pediatric dental practice, our main concern is the comfort of the children. Extractions can be scary and stressful for any patient but especially for children.
Once Dr. Mila has decided that extraction is what is best for the patient and their overall oral health, sedation options will be offered. Being a specially trained sedation dentist, Dr. Mila can give sedation in the best way possible for the child and the experience. We offer three different types of sedation which are, nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation.
To learn more about sedation options please reference our Sedation Dentistry page on our website, any other questions you may have can be answered by one of our team members.
Extractions are a major but routine treatment that is specifically tailored to the patient receiving the extraction. Because a whole tooth is being removed, your child will suffer some pain and discomfort after the extraction. Post-procedure treatments and at-home help will be explained to the patient and the parents.
Having a tooth removed from your smile can have some effects on the child’s confidence and self-esteem, especially for teenagers. There are options available for patients to receive a temporary or permanent replacement tooth. Depending on the age of the patient, Dr. Mila can recommend different cosmetic dental options to obtain a new smile.
We try to avoid extractions as much as we can at Westpark Pediatric Dentistry and we only do them if they are necessary. Early signs of a severe cavity are constant toothache and sensitivity to eating. If your child has been in pain due to a dental reason, please bring them in to get examined. Preventing problems from getting worse can help save your child’s tooth.