Pediatric Tooth Extractions in Knoxville
If you have been looking for a trustworthy dental practice that offers tooth extractions for kids, Children’s Dentistry of Knoxville can help! Our team has plenty of experience with extracting baby teeth and adult teeth, as well as many other restorative pediatric services. Get in touch with our team to schedule a convenient appointment today!
What can I give my child after a tooth extraction?
You’ll want to make sure your child only eats soft foods that are not too hot or cold for a few days following a dental extraction. It’s also a good idea to offer them plenty of fluids but without a straw, as the suction created when using a straw can cause complications and bleeding. They should continue to brush their teeth in the days following the procedure, and after 24 hours they can begin incorporating a saltwater rinse routine to keep the affected area clean. This involves mixing a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water and carefully swishing it around the mouth before spitting it out.
What are the sedation options for my child’s tooth extraction?
For many tooth removal procedures, a local anesthetic is used to numb the area around the tooth and nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, can also be used to keep kids calm and relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a safe sedation option for kids and adults alike. It allows them to remain conscious during their appointment and the effects of laughing gas wear off within several minutes of removing the small mask that is placed on the patient’s nose. Our practice also uses general anesthesia for certain cases, but we will always determine the best option for your child with you before the treatment begins.
How long should a child’s tooth extraction recovery take?
The recovery time varies from patient to patient, but generally, recovery time from a tooth removal procedure takes approximately 7 to 10 days. If the appointment involved an impacted tooth or an emergency tooth extraction, the recovery time could take longer. It’s important to follow the aftercare instructions we will provide as much as possible and let your child rest. You will want your child to avoid too much physical activity, especially in the first 24 hours following a dental extraction.
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