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tooth extractions for your child

Dentists Want to Do Everything in Their Power to Avoid Invasive Procedures on Children’s Teeth

Thanks to advances in preventive care, children’s dental extractions have become far less common than they were a generation ago. However, it may be necessary to extract a tooth that has become damaged, abscessed or severely decayed.

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Tooth extractions can be scary for children, but it can save your child from unnecessary pain. Even though your child will eventually lose their baby teeth, a tooth that requires extraction must be handled by a professional to avoid unnecessary pain or developmental problems which can last a lifetime.

Pediatric Tooth Extractions

If you think your child may require a tooth extraction, give our office a call today. At Arctic Dental they’ll get the care and attention they deserve. We offer dental services to families in the Muscatine community with a special emphasis on pediatric care. There’s nothing we love more than seeing your children smile, so we educate parents about preventive care and other steps they can take to improve their children’s oral health.

Will Getting Teeth Pulled Hurt My Child?

Despite popular conceptions, some tooth extractions do not cause much immediate pain. In most cases, the tooth and surround gum will be numbed. However, sedation may be required for a more complicated procedure. A tooth that has to be cut from the jaw will likely cause pain, but one that is simply removed from the gun most likely will not.

Over-the-counter medication is usually enough to treat whatever pain a child experiences from the extraction.

Choose a Dentist Experienced in Children’s Tooth Extractions

If you think your child may require a tooth extraction, give our office a call today. At Arctic Dental they’ll get the care and attention they deserve. We offer dental services to families in the Muscatine community with a special emphasis on pediatric care. There’s nothing we love more than seeing your children smile, so we educate parents about preventive care and other steps they can take to improve their children’s oral health.

Dr. Jarod continues learning about new and advanced procedures to provide the safest and most cutting-edge treatment available.

Dr. Jarod knows that creating a relaxed environment is key to giving your child the best treatment. His, fun, energetic personality allows him to connect with the children he treats and put them at ease during their procedure. Give us a call today to set up an appointment.

What to Expect After a Dental Extraction Procedure

After a tooth extraction, we will provide instructions on care.

  • Gently bite down on a clean piece of gauze and replace it every twenty minutes.
  • To reduce swelling, ice your cheek for an hour in two twenty minute sessions with a break in between.
  • Call our office if your child is still bleeding an hour after your procedure.

Once the bleeding stops, a clot will form over your wound. This will aid in healing.

  • Avoid any action which could disturb the clot for the first twenty-four hours, especially spitting or straws.
  • Only swish salt water after this period if it is recommended by your dentist.
  • Be careful to avoid reopening the wound in the weeks after when eating or brushing your teeth.

*Accepting new patients from Muscatine and areas near West Liberty, Columbus Junction, Wapello, Tipton, Wilton, Durant, Stockton, Walcott, Blue Grass.

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