Pediatric Oral Surgery
In rare circumstances, children are born with extra teeth or experience unusual growths or infections in the mouth, and oral surgery might be required. This can be a scary experience for a child, and as their parent, it may be even worse for you. We feel strongly about treating your child's surgical needs while also keeping the emotional needs in mind, so we will help them to feel secure and safe while explaining treatment using words that are understandable. We encourage them to ask questions and provide reassurance throughout the procedure, and our main goal is to treat your child in a comfortable manner with a high standard of safety.
There are many situations in which the primary teeth will need to be extracted before they fall out by themselves. The potential for overcrowding when the permanent teeth erupt is a major concern. In other cases, some of the primary teeth will fuse to the jawbone, preventing them from falling out on their own, and these teeth will also need to be extracted to make room for the permanent teeth to erupt.
If your child has suffered a traumatic injury to the face or mouth due to an accident, fall, or sport-related injury, we can provide trauma care. When children experience an injury to their primary teeth, the treatment will be different than the options available for permanent teeth. We will evaluate your child's mouth or face to better understand the extent of the injury and to come up with a safe and effective treatment plan.