Looking to Extract a Loose Tooth in Berlin, NJ? Cross Keys Dental has Your Child’s Smile Covered
Are you or your child experiencing a loose tooth in Berlin, NJ? Is there sharp, stinging pain? It’s no surprise that children don’t enjoy visiting the dentist to get a tooth pulled! Thankfully, at Cross Keys Dental, we provide a pleasing and less painful experience with tooth extractions for both children and adults.
Your child might require a tooth extraction if his or her teeth have become far too damaged or decayed to the point where there is no saving the tooth, or if they have a crowded mouth and there’s a need to make some room for proper teeth alignment. If there’s an infection or gum disease that’s causing loose teeth, an extraction is necessary to protect the surrounding healthy teeth.
Before the extraction occurs, a local anesthetic is given to numb the area so your child won’t feel any of the pain during the procedure. If your child is still extremely uncomfortable and unable to stay still, we offer a full, safe sedation option. Using forceps, the impacted or damaged tooth is grasped and gently rocked back and forth to loosen it from the jaw bone and ligaments that are holding it in place. After the tooth is extracted, a gauze pad is placed onto the socket so the patient can bite down on it to cause a blood clot and help stop the excessive bleeding. Sometimes, a stitch may be necessary to close the gum edges around the extraction, but the stitches are usually self-dissolving.
Your expert Berlin dentists know how to properly treat a loose tooth, so don’t hesitate to give our office a call at (856) 753-3368 and see how we can help. Our professionals can help calm down your anxious children and explain the treatment in a way that will help them understand and bring them comfort.