Tooth Extractions – Canton, GA

Safely Removing Your
Child’s Problem Teeth

At Cherokee Children’s Dentistry, our team knows that nothing compares to the look and feel of a natural tooth. For that reason, we rarely recommend a tooth extraction unless the tooth cannot be repaired by any other means. Rest assured that if we decide that removing a tooth is the healthiest option for your child’s smile, we’ll do our utmost to make the tooth extractions in our Canton, GA dental office as safe and comfortable as possible.

Why Choose Cherokee Children's Dentistry for Tooth Extractions?

  • Same-Day Emergency Dental
    Appointments Available
  • Sedation Dentistry Offered
    to Help Patients Relax
  • Experienced, Board-Certified
    Pediatric Dentists

Reasons for Kids’
Tooth Extractions

Child holding an extracted tooth

While we try to avoid extracting a child’s tooth whenever possible, we may make the recommendation in the following circumstances:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Injury or trauma has damaged the tooth beyond repair
  • The baby teeth are not falling out on their own, preventing the permanent teeth from erupting
  • More room must be made in the mouth before orthodontic treatment

The Tooth
Extraction Process

Young child holding up a tooth after extraction and showing gap in smile

Tooth extractions might sound scary, but our friendly dentists and team have plenty of experience making the process smooth and easy. Before the procedure, we can administer sedation to calm your child’s nerves and help them relax. Then, we numb their mouth with local anesthetic to ensure they feel no discomfort. At that point, we can safely remove the problem tooth.

Aftercare for Your Child’s Tooth Extraction

Smiling child with missing tooth after extraction

To help your child heal from a tooth extraction, it’s essential to preserve the blood clot that will form over the socket. You can accomplish this by making sure your child avoids the following for a few days:

  • Drinking through a straw
  • Spitting or rinsing forcefully
  • Blowing their nose
  • Chewing hard foods

Have them stick to a soft food diet initially. They may experience swelling and general discomfort during this period, which can be managed with pain medication. You can also hold an ice pack to your child’s cheek for ten minutes at a time.