Children’s Tooth Extraction Preparation Tips

Preparing Your Child for a Tooth Extraction

Our dental team at Cole Family Dental prioritizes prevention to care for your child’s natural teeth.

Tooth removal is never our first solution.

However, sometimes removing a tooth is the best option for your child’s long-term oral health.

Many kids are terrified of the idea of tooth extraction. If your child needs a tooth taken out, help prepare them with these tips.

Why Do Kids Need Tooth Removal?

Removing a tooth may be necessary in these situations:

Our dentist will explain the rationale behind any tooth removal in detail, so you understand the long-term plan.

How to Prepare a Child for Tooth Removal

Understandably, the idea of having your child’s tooth removed might frighten you a bit too! However, kids feed off of our energy and examples as adults. Keep a calm demeanor and brave face when talking about the appointment.

The biggest fear kids have about tooth extraction is pain. Of course, the procedure would be super painful without an anesthetic! Fortunately, that’s not the case. Remind your child that the dentist will numb the area and it won’t be painful.

Give your child something to look forward to. Allow them to pick out ice packs, medicine containers, or anything else they may need for their (very brief and mild) recovery. Make a deal about doing something fun a few days after the appointment.

The appointment might seem scary. Allow your child to express their feelings and fears. Validate how they feel, and provide comfort. Though you want to rationalize some of their anxieties, part of what kids need is support.

Visit Our Children’s Dentist in Athens

No matter what your child’s dental needs are, our team is here to help. We provide comprehensive kids’ dentistry in a calm and modern dental environment. Our team has years of experience caring for kids’ smiles, so we know how to make even the most challenging dental appointments as fun and stress-free as possible.

We will avoid removing a tooth whenever possible, but if you think your child may need a tooth removed, visit our dental office today for tooth removal in Athens.

Visit Our Dentists in Athens!

Cole Family Dental is here to help with all of your dental needs. Our dedicated team provides personalized care to help each patient achieve a smile they love. Schedule your appointment with our local dentists in Athens today.

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