Kids Tooth Extractions – Pickering, ON

Removing Pesky Teeth to Make Room for Healthy Ones

While our first priority at HiFive Kids Dental & Braces is to preserve your little one’s smile, there are some situations in which a tooth extraction in Pickering may be necessary. Dr. Murad and our highly skilled, gentle team will walk you through our recommended treatment plan and answer any questions you may have so you feel confident that you’re making the right decision for your child.

If your child is complaining of dental pain or they need to have a tooth extracted to make room for their permanent ones to grow in, don’t hesitate to call our office to schedule a consultation or same-day emergency exam.

Why Choose HiFive Kids Dental & Braces for Tooth Extractions?

  • Gentle, Fun & Friendly Pediatric Dentist
  • We Accept Dental Insurance
  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments

Reasons Why Kids Tooth Extractions are Necessary

a child pointing at a model of a mouth

There are a few different scenarios in which a children’s tooth extraction may be necessary:

  • Your child’s temporary tooth hasn’t fallen out yet, causing their permanent one to be stuck below the gumline. We can remove the temporary tooth to allow the adult one to grow in.
  • Your child needs to undergo orthodontic treatment but there’s not enough room in their mouth to be able to align their teeth.
  • Severe dental damage or trauma has caused a tooth to be irreparable.
  • Severe dental decay has led to a tooth-compromising infection.

What to Expect During a Children’s Tooth Extraction

a child receiving nitrous oxide sedation

Tooth extractions are relatively straight-forward, and our team will take every measure to ensure that your little one remains comfortable throughout the treatment. Sedation dentistry, like oral conscious or nitrous oxide sedation, may be recommended to ensure their visit is fear-free. We’ll also administer a numbing agent to the area that we’ll be treating to make sure they aren’t in pain.

Dr. Murad will gently lift the tooth out of its socket using an instrument called an elevator. She’ll then wiggle it free of any connective tissues using a pair of dental forceps and remove it from the mouth!

Aftercare Tips for Your Little One

a child with an ice pack on their mouth

After your child’s tooth extraction in Pickering, Dr. Murad and our team will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions to help your child make a speedy recovery. These typically include the following:

  • Keep your child from using a straw and spitting. If they need to spit, have them use a napkin to do so.
  • Have your child maintain a soft diet for the recommended period of time following their procedure, gradually introducing other foods as instructed.
  • Ease any swelling by placing an ice pack wrapped in a towel on their mouth for 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off, for up to an hour at a time.
  • Have your child take any prescriptions or recommended pain medications as directed.
  • Call our office if you have any concerns!