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Possible Complications Of Extracting Baby Teeth

Baby teeth normally fall out of their own accord as the adult teeth come through, but occasionally a baby tooth may need extracting. Complications arising from an extraction are rare but would need to be treated by a dentist.

Key takeaways:

  • If the blood clot covering the extraction area is dislodged, it can lead to the painful condition dry socket.
  • Infection following extraction is rare and symptoms can include pain, swelling and bad breath.
  • Any nerve damage resulting in numbness should be temporary, but it is still best to consult a dentist.

“If you suspect your child’s mouth isn’t healing properly or that they have an infection, reach out to your dentist as soon as possible!”

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Dr Panayiotis Karavellas

GDC Number: 252290

Panos is the most recent addition to complement our highly skilled clinicians and brings with him passion, enthusiasm and energy. Panos believes in delivering the best care possible at the highest of standards consistently and hence uses magnification routinely at a factor of 5 through the use of loupes – “no detail is too small”.

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We are situated to the West of Hove Museum (on the corner of New Church Road and Pembroke Gardens) TwentyOneDental, A Digitally Advanced Dental, Implant & Specialist Referral Centre, 21 New Church Road Brighton & Hove BN3 4AD.


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