Pediatric Dental Extraction
in San Antonio, TX

When your child needs a dental extraction due to trauma or another dental issue, our pediatric dentist at Safari Children’s Dentistry and Braces can help.

Though we always take every measure to prevent a dental extraction to preserve the natural tooth, there are times when it is better for your child’s overall oral health for a tooth to be extracted. To learn more about pediatric dental extractions, please contact our office!

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What is a dental extraction?

A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth. Generally, these teeth are visible in the mouth and cause dental issues or interfere with other dental treatments. If our pediatric dentist decides that dental extraction is necessary, there is no need for alarm. Our friendly team will guide you and your child through the process. With our local anesthetic and child-friendly sedation options, tooth extraction is quick and often painless.

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Why does my child need a tooth extraction?

While we strive to let baby teeth fall out naturally, pediatric dental extractions are necessary in specific cases. Certain conditions like severe tooth infection, serious decay, dental damage, or overcrowding may make tooth extraction the most effective option to return your child’s smile to good health and function. We only will recommend a tooth extraction when it is the best solution for your child’s oral health.

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How long does it take a child to recover from an extraction?

Before and after your child’s dental extraction, our local pediatric dentist will share tips and tricks for what you can expect post-tooth extraction. When you follow our helpful instructions, you can expect your child to recover within 24 to 72 hours of extraction. Though they may feel better, minor sensitivity and irritation around the extraction site are normal. If it becomes unbearable or is accompanied by bleeding, please call our office immediately.

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