Getting new teeth in is a painful and uncomfortable experience for children, especially if they’re outgrowing their baby teeth. Sometimes baby teeth aren’t ready to come out when the new teeth are coming in. We know how distressing it is for you to watch your child go through this process, and we’re here to make it more bearable for you and your child.
From our friendly and accommodating staff members to our proficient pediatric dentists, our dental team at Bay Area Kids Dentist will ensure that you have the best dental care experience from your first visit.
Book your appointment today and give your child the best tooth extraction experience with our top-rated and family-oriented pediatric dental clinic.
Tooth extractions are not only done to allow an adult tooth to grow in. Here are some other reasons for tooth extractions that we encountered in our clinic:
Tooth decay happens when food particles get stuck between the teeth, and bacteria start to feed on them. If these tooth cavities are left untreated, they can cause severe pain and may even lead to infection. infection. In extreme cases, the only way to treat them is to uproot the decaying tooth.
Children active in sports and other physical activities may sometimes have tooth damage that cannot be repaired. In these cases, removing the broken baby tooth is the best choice. If a broken tooth is not removed, it could cause further pain and discomfort to the child.
Overcrowding of teeth happens when there aren’t enough spaces for all the teeth to fit comfortably in your child’s mouth. In such cases, we recommend extracting some of the baby teeth to make room for the permanent ones that will emerge later.
Not many children see a visit to the dentist as an exciting and pleasant experience, which could be attributed to a past traumatic experience. Preparing your child for the extraction procedure can significantly affect their confidence with the process.
Here are some ways to help you make a visit to the dentist less stressful:
Children sometimes fear the procedure because they don’t know what it is and what they should expect.
When explaining the procedure to your child, ensure that you explain it in a way that is easy for them to understand. The more they know about the process, the easier it will be for them to manage their expectations and fears.
Many children find comfort in holding their favorite toy or blanket. Allowing them to bring these items for their appointment can help reduce their anxiety and make the experience more pleasant.
They may also find comfort in listening to their favorite music, so don’t hesitate to bring a music player or download their favorite song to your device.
Children sometimes fear tooth extraction because they were taught to fear the procedure. If this is the case, you should help your child see tooth extraction in a positive light.
You can tell them that their pain will go away after the procedure or that they will grow their adult teeth to help them feel excited and at ease about the process.
Preparing your child for the appointment at the start of the day could help with their anxiety. Find an engaging yet relaxing activity you can do with your child before heading out to the clinic.
These activities could be as simple as watching TV, reading a book, or playing with them. This way, they will be in a better emotional state when the procedure starts.
Sometimes, children fear tooth extraction because they are children. In this case, you need to look for a family-oriented pediatric clinic with empathetic and experienced staff members and pediatric dentists who can help make the procedure less intimidating for your child.