“Sometimes, it appears that children are less afraid than their parents who demonstrate fear. This can be caused in part by the fear of pain which they have already experienced and the children have not. It is important for parents to remain calm and not stress out their children” says MDDr. Zdeněk William Pelc, our lead dentist.
Dentists use an anasthetic gel prior to the extraction of the tooth. This gel is applied around the milk tooth (smells of strawberries), the gums begin tingling and only then, an anesthetic injection is applied. The child should therefore not feel the injection, but merely a mild pressure. With children that are very afraid, it is possible to use analgosedation – read more here.
“When I remove a milk tooth (baby tooth), which is already moving, I only apply anesthetic gel. No special care is required following the removal of milk teeth with children (such as using mouthwash). All is usually already well the second day,” says MDDr. Zdeněk William Pelc.
What you may not know
Milk teeth are very important for the future development of second teeth. The children should not, if possible, lose these teeth prematurely. How can you prevent premature need for extraction of the tooth? The most important thing is effective prevention – you can read more about it here.