Preparing Children for Tooth Extractions

If your child needs a “tooth pulled”, they will most likely be nervous. This is completely normal. Any surgery can be a scary experience, and oral surgery is often a procedure that children have a hard time understanding. Fortunately, the team at Katy Cypress has plenty of experience with pediatrics and can help your child stay comfortable during their procedure. Below, we will give you some tips for preparing your child for their extraction.

Understanding Sedation Options

There are a variety of different sedation options available for children. Your child’s dentist will be able to recommend the best one for their situation. Discussing the sedation method with your child beforehand will help them know what to expect. Many children are uncomfortable with needles, so make sure they know that the needles will prevent them from feeling pain.

Recovering at Home

Your child will need to recover at home after their oral surgery. Setting up an area for them to rest and preparing soft foods to eat during recovery will help them stay comfortable. Ask your child’s oral surgeon how long they will need to recover and make sure you know the signs of a possible complication.

Talking With the Oral Surgeon

The best way to prepare your child for their tooth extraction is to schedule a consultation with their oral surgeon. The surgeon will not only be able to evaluate your child’s mouth, but they will also be able to candidly discuss the surgery with you and your child. Your family will be able to ask questions and learn more about tooth extraction, which can be invaluable for your child’s peace of mind. To learn more about tooth extractions or to schedule an appointment, call Katy Cypress Oral Surgery and Implant Center at 281-667-0607.

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