Tooth Extraction for Kids and Teens
Tooth Extraction for Kids and Teens

Tooth removal can be intimidating and a little scary for anyone. Unfortunately, as a parent, you may be a little nervous too. Please let us guide your child to soothe, calm, and help them. It is best not to precondition a child with fears and doubts. As a parent, you can take the time to with Dr. Sara, an extraction specialist and a leading children’s dentist in NYC. She will be more than happy to cover all the kids tooth extraction details and help you fully understand the removal procedure. That way, everyone can be prepared for the tooth extraction experience, recovery and its aftercare.

 

Temporarily Space Maintainers
When this is the only option available, your child’s dentist Dr. Babich may suggest various ways of temporarily replacing the tooth until the adult tooth is ready to erupt. Sometimes she provides some form of a temporary prosthesis or use a special type of space maintainer that is fitted onto the adjacent teeth.

A space maintainer does precisely what the name suggests, helping to hold open the correct amount of space left behind by the baby tooth, preventing the adjacent teeth from drifting out of place. The space maintainer remains in position until the adult tooth is ready to come through and it’s a device that is extremely useful in helping to ensure the adult tooth erupts in the correct alignment.

 

Reasons for Tooth Removal
Sometimes, despite all our best efforts, a child must experience removal of a tooth. Trauma, i.e., an accident, is very frequently the reason for an emergency tooth extraction. Common causes of dental trauma are:

  • Falling
  • Contact team sports or gym at school
  • A slip in the bathtub
  • Swimming


There are other reasons a child may require removal of a tooth, which can include:
As recommended by the orthodontist, to allow permanent teeth to grow in properly in cases of severe decay.

There is Good News! Your child should be excited that the tooth fairy is on her way.

 

Pediatric Dentistry: Dr. Sara B. Babich, DDS
116 E 84th St,
New York, NY 10028
(212) 988-4070

 

Web Address: https://www.nycpediatricdentist.com/

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