When caring for your child’s teeth, our dentist in Valencia will evaluate all possible option to best care for a damaged or infected tooth. In rare cases, the pediatric dentist may determine that a simple tooth extraction is necessary to maintain the health of your child’s remaining teeth. In addition to removing the tooth, your dentist may recommend tooth replacement options to keep your child’s teeth from shifting. The ultimate goal is to preserve the health of your child’s remaining teeth and promote good oral health for the future.
Evaluating the Need for Tooth Extraction
The removal of single teeth (tooth extractions) may be necessary to maintain the health of your child’s remaining teeth, permanent teeth, and mouth. After evaluating all options, extraction may be the best or only choice. Teeth are most commonly extracted due to:
- Interference with the growth of a permanent tooth
- Problems with long or misshapen roots
- Severe trauma or decay
After determining that extraction is necessary, your dentist will discuss the treatment with you. In some cases, your Valencia dentist may recommend replacing the extracted tooth with a space maintainer to keep the teeth and jaw from shifting and creating problems with chewing and dental health. At All Kids Dentistry, we will make sure your child is comfortable, using local anesthesia to completely numb the area. Your child’s mouth should heal and return to normal in just a few days.