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4 Sure-Fire Signs Your Child Needs a Tooth Extraction

Visiting a dentist for a tooth extraction can be difficult for kids, because they don’t know what to expect. At Marlborough Dental Centre, our team of gentle, friendly, and experienced family dentists make oral healthcare easy & quick for your children.

It’s not easy to convince your kid to visit the dentist, or to take proper care of his/her teeth, especially when they’re very young. However, proper oral hygiene is very important and regular visits to the family dentist will:

  • Lower your child’s risk of developing gum disease or inflammation
  • Help children develop good dental practices
  • Prevent cavities and tooth decay
  • Lower your family’s long term dental costs
  • Prevent issues such as tooth pain and difficulty eating

Comprehensive and Gentle Children’s Dentistry Services at our Calgary Clinic

At Marlborough Dental Centre, our team of family dentists offer a wide range of senior, adult, and children’s dentistry services. From Invisalign and tooth extractions, to emergency dental care and sedation dentistry, we have the state-of-the-art equipment and expertise to take care of your family’s dental needs.

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4 Reasons Why Your Kid May Need to Visit The Dentist For a Tooth Extraction

A tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves removing a tooth from the bone socket. For a child, this can be a scary treatment because they don’t know what to expect. By educating your child, you may be able to relieve some of the anxiety regarding this experience.

Family dentists often recommend a tooth extraction for kids in a number of situations, such as:

1. The Tooth is Severely Damaged

A damaged tooth could occur due to a number of factors, such as a sports injury, car accident, or even a fall. In such a case, you should visit an emergency dentist as soon as possible so they can examine your child and let you know if the tooth can be saved.


2. Wisdom Tooth Extraction is Required

Typically, removal of wisdom teeth is recommended when a patient is in their teen years, but in some cases, dentists may recommend extraction for younger children. This surgical procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia.


3. One or More Decayed Teeth

If a child has extensive decay in their front baby teeth, your family dentist may recommend having a tooth extraction. However, this typically happens only in extreme cases, when a root canal is not sufficient.

4. Preparation is Needed For Orthodontic Treatment

Some children who need braces may require some teeth to be extracted to allow other teeth to move into their proper positions. This is often recommended if a tooth is crowding your child’s mouth, or blocking the way for new teeth.

Sometimes, the tooth that needs to be removed is a baby tooth that hasn’t yet fallen out, or it may be an adult tooth that is creating too much crowding and it needs to be removed to allow the other teeth to reposition into a healthy bite.

Sedation Dentistry For Children: Make Visiting The Dentist Easy For Your Kid

Some children can become highly anxious when they have to visit a dentist. As a result, they may not be able to relax or sit long enough to receive the treatment they need. In such a case, your dentist may recommend sedation dentistry.

Using conscious sedation is very safe and it will allow your child to relax, while still allowing them to respond to voices or stimulus and maintain their protective reflexes.

There are many benefits of sedation dentistry for children, including:

  • a pain-free dental experience
  • quicker treatment time
  • lessened fear or anxiety

Remember: Your child will still be able to respond and interact with you and the dentist while undergoing sedation dentistry.


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To find out more about our comprehensive children's dentistry services, and to learn how our Calgary family dentists can help protect the oral health and overall well-being of your entire family,visit our dental clinic at 1141-3800 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2A 2K2.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.

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