The removal of single teeth 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/infection at the root level due to trauma or development
- 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 from shifting and creating problems with chewing and dental health. Most tooth extractions are very routine procedures. Tooth Buds Pediatric Dentistry will make sure your child is comfortable, using local anesthesia to numb the area completely. The mouth should heal and return to normal in just a few days.