Kids Dental Tooth Extraction
Kids tooth extraction is the treatment to remove a child’s tooth because it can no longer be restore, is too mobile for eating or in preparation for orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign for kids.
Benefits of Tooth Extraction for Kids
Kids dental tooth extractions for orthodontic treatment allows the orthodontist to create sufficient space in your child’s mouth to align their teeth. It allows for a much more favourable orthodontic outcome.
Extraction of a kid’s teeth due to poor dental prognosis is usually only carried out if all other options have been considered or tried. Under such circumstances, the main benefit will be removal of a source of pain and/or infection. In the case of mobile teeth, the extraction is done to help your child eat without discomfort, and in some cases to remove an obstruction from the path of the newly erupting adult tooth.
Children’s Dentistry Tooth Extraction Process
Kids tooth extractions are done under local anaesthetic. This is numbing for just the tooth or area in question. Our pediatric dentist in Singapore always applies a surface numbing gel before giving the local anaesthetic injection, to give almost pain free analgesia.
In very specific circumstances with mobile primary teeth, the surface numbing may be sufficient. We always avoid doing any more than absolutely necessary in young children at our kids dental clinic, to help ensure their cooperation throughout the procedure. If you have any concerns regarding analgesia for your child, please do let us know so that we can make the experience as anxiety free as possible.
Once your child is numb, our dentist for kids will gently apply pressure to the tooth from various sides to make it increasingly mobile. When it is quite loose within its socket, forceps are used to help deliver the tooth. This is usually achieved with the tooth intact, but if your child’s tooth is very decayed, it may have to be taken out in pieces.
Once all of the tooth is out, the extraction site is checked, and a pack is placed to stop the bleeding. You will be given instructions in how to take care of the site to optimise healing. We will also prescribe some mouthwash and painkillers for your child.
Cost of Children’s Dentistry
The cost of a kids tooth extraction treatment will depend on many factors. The fee range for a non-surgical extraction of primary teeth is $64.20 – $96.30. We always encourage you to meet with our dentist for a consultation, and discussion of your child’s particular needs and treatment costs.
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Children (Paediatric) Dentistry Services
Children's Dental Examinations
The most important part of our dental examination for children, especially for a first visit, is acclimatisation. The goal for this first visit is to make each child comfortable in the dental environment and to do only as much as the child can handle.
Kids Dental Fillings
Fillings are placed to restore teeth to function and appearance after trauma, caries removal or tooth wear. Fillings can be separated into two categories – silver coloured or tooth coloured. We no longer place silver coloured fillings at our clinic.
When teeth are crowded, or poorly aligned, orthodontic treatment can help to give your child ‘straight teeth’.
Root Canal Treatments
Root canal treatment is the process of removing and infected nerve while saving the tooth. It is not a treatment that is frequently needed in children, but is available should the need arise.
Kids Dental Routine Maintenance
A kids dentist provides routine maintenance to reinforcing good oral hygiene and dietary habits, and scaling & polishing. Dietary counselling is given verbally at our kids dental clinic along with demonstrations on tooth brushing techniques.
Kids Tooth Extractions
Kids tooth extractions is the treatment to take a tooth out under local anaesthetic. It is usually done because a child's tooth can no longer be restored, is too mobile for eating, or for orthodontic treatment.