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.
- 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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