Before a tooth extraction, we evaluate all other options. However, in the rare cases, a tooth may need to be extracted to maintain the health of the child's remaining teeth. We will also discuss the best tooth replacement option to keep the teeth and jaw from shifting and creating problems with chewing and dental health
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, we will discuss the treatment with you. In some cases, we 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. Most tooth extractions are very routine procedures. All Kids Dentistry will make sure your child is comfortable, using local anesthesia to completely numb the area. The mouth should heal and return to normal in just a few days.