Remove Damaged and Infected Teeth
Ideally, children will go through the entire process of oral development without prematurely losing any of their baby teeth. However, if a tooth is seriously damaged or infected, it may need to be removed to prevent the spread of infection and ensure proper oral development. With Dr. Julie’s caring, child-friendly attitude, you will feel comfortable knowing your child is being well taken care of.
Keeping Your Child Safe And Comfortable
Basic extractions are a fairly routine procedure and can be performed in just a few minutes. This treatment typically requires only a local anesthetic, though we also offer sedation options for children who may be nervous about their procedure. Once the extraction is complete, we also offer space maintainers to help your child avoid any issues with oral development until their permanent teeth grow in.
When is a Tooth Extraction Necessary?
Understanding Common Reasons
Many different situations can result in the necessity of a tooth extraction. Severe tooth decay is the most common. If a tooth is infected and cannot be saved with a pulpotomy, it may need to be removed completely to avoid damage to other teeth. Oral trauma, such as an injury that loosens or damages your child’s tooth can also result in a required extraction. If your child is preparing for orthodontic treatment, extractions may also be necessary. Dr. Julie will assess your child’s tooth to determine whether removal is recommended.
Gentle Extractions for Kids of All Ages
Visit Marshfield Pediatric Dentistry Today
We understand that a tooth extraction can be emotional, both for you and your child. Our friendly, compassionate team will strive to make sure you and your child are well-informed and comfortable throughout the entire process. If you think that your child may need a tooth extraction, give us a call now at (781) 205-1124 to schedule your appointment, or come by our office at 3 Proprietors Drive, Marshfield, MA 02050.