You and Dr. Brinton may determine that your child needs a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed or abscessed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
At the time of extraction the doctor will need to numb your child’s tooth and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.
During the extraction process you child will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.
Your child will feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected.