Tooth Extractions – Woodway, TX  

Better Oral Health By Removing Damaged Teeth

At Hewitt Kids Dental, Dr. Segall believes children should be able to keep their natural teeth as long as possible. This is why tooth extractions in Woodway are never the initial solution for treatment. Instead, she will exhaust all other options before recommending that your little one needs to have a tooth removed. Should this be necessary, you can rest assured that we will keep your child comfortable throughout the entire process. Call us today to find out more about how we determine if young smiles need this type of treatment.

Why Choose Hewitt Kids Dental for Tooth Extractions?

  • State-of-the-Art Dental Technology Used
  • Sedation Dentistry Available
  • Comfort & Safety Are Our Top Priorities

Reasons for Kids’ Tooth Extractions

If your child needs to have a tooth extracted, it is likely because they are experiencing one of the following problems:

  • Severe tooth decay that poses a risk of spreading to other teeth and cannot be treated with other restorative services
  • Orthodontic treatment is necessary, but your child is experiencing overcrowding
  • A baby tooth refuses to fall out on its own and needs assistance for the permanent tooth to erupt properly
  • Extreme dental damage that no longer allows the tooth to function normally

The Tooth Extraction Procedure

When it comes to removing a tooth, Dr. Segall will thoroughly explain the process so that you and your child fully understand what can be expected. Typically, a simple surgery involves administering local anesthesia to numb the tooth and surrounding gum tissue. If necessary, we can also provide sedation. We will then use specialized instruments to gently remove the tooth from its socket so that nearby healthy teeth remain untouched, and the tissues can begin to heal quickly.

Caring for Your Child’s Tooth Extraction

After the completion of treatment, you will need to take your child home and let them rest for at least 24 hours. Make sure to closely monitor them to ensure they do not experience increased swelling or excessive bleeding. A blood clot will need to form to help protect the surgical site, so it’s necessary that they do not sip from a straw or rinse vigorously. Because some swelling is normal, you can use a cold compress for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off. You should also help your child maintain good oral hygiene habits during this time while making sure they avoid the extraction sites.