Extractions in Culver City, CA
The best childrens dentist in Los Angeles makes it their goal to preserve natural teeth and keep them healthy. Still, there are times when baby tooth removal is recommended. No matter why a tooth is removed, the process is usually very routine. When done by an experienced pediatric dentist, extractions are nothing to be afraid of and are usually easier in children than adults.
Your dentist will start with a digital X-ray to check the roots and location and position of your child’s teeth. For older children and teenagers, a local anesthetic may be all that is necessary but younger children do best with some type of sedative. Sedation may be very light in the case of nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” or your child can be put to sleep completely for the procedure. A special instrument called an elevator and forceps then used to loosen the tooth and free it from its socket.