Tooth extractions are common procedures that aide the mouth and the development of the mouth in many ways. An extraction is when the dentist will remove a tooth and its roots from its socket.
There are a few reasons why you may need to have a tooth extracted. Decay and infection may be a reason a tooth needs to be removed. If the tooth infection or decay is serious enough, it could spread to other teeth and other parts of the mouth. In this instance, tooth extraction is vital in order to restore your oral health.
One of the most common reasons for teeth extraction in kids is to make room for the mouth to grow. Sometimes, permanent teeth may be coming in before the baby teeth have fallen out. The dentist will recommend an extraction to make room for those teeth coming. Remember to remind your child that tooth extractions will help their mouth develop properly!
One of the most well-known extraction procedure that the majority of people have to have is a wisdom tooth extraction. Wisdom teeth can grow in, crowd the mouth, and cause pain and tension between teeth. It is important to take your child to routine dental check-ups because your dentist will be able to watch the development of the teeth and let you know if your child will need their wisdom teeth removed.
A wisdom tooth extraction procedure would require anesthesia for the patient. Some extractions may require this type of procedure while others may require sedation. Our dentists will direct you in what procedure needs to take place depending on your child’s case.