Birmingham AL Baby Tooth Extraction Pediatric Dentistry Procedure Guide Released

Dr. Joby Hurst, DMD, and his team are experienced in providing dental care for infants, children, teens, and special needs patients. The newly released guide is based on Dr. Hurst’s first-hand experiences and works to eliminate surprises and create a friendly open environment between doctors and patients.

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The launch comes in response to increased demand for reliable medical information about tooth extractions for children. The team at Hurst Pediatric Dentistry offers the guide to supplement the oral surgeon’s advice.

Baby teeth may need to be extracted due to severe tooth decay or infection. To prevent crowding or misalignment, or if the baby teeth simply don’t fall out on their own, extraction may be unavoidable. Parents are often concerned when they hear their child needs a tooth extraction, and children can be fearful about visiting the dentist. Most are not sure what to expect and there are few reliable resources for parents to turn to.

Hurst Pediatric Dentistry offers their baby tooth extraction guide created by a dentist with 25 years of experience treating children. The guide gives families helpful advice about discussing the procedure with children. Speaking with kids so they understand the procedure can lower their anxiety levels.

Dr. Hurst explains what to expect pre-procedure, and all the steps of the tooth extraction, including x-rays, local anesthesia, tooth extraction, stitches, and space maintainer. There is also a section on what to expect and watch for during post-extraction recovery.

For apprehensive patients, Hurst Pediatric Dentistry provides nitrous oxide, allowing them to numb and relax during the procedure. Board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Jeff Plagenhoef, is available to provide anesthesia for patients requiring specific treatments.

Dr. Hurst works with each patient to create a customized dental treatment plan. The practice offers early dental care for infants, including cleaning, sealant, and fluoride treatments.

A spokesperson for the practice said, “We realize the importance of choosing the right pediatric dental office for your child. We are confident you will be more than satisfied choosing our office for all your child’s dental needs. We take pride in the high standard of dental care we provide.”

Interested parties can find more information at:

Hurst Pediatric Dentistry
Hurst Pediatric Dentistry
[email protected]
19 Inverness Center Parkway
Ste 250
United States

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