About Tooth Extractions
There are times when extraction is the only or best treatment solution. Some of these times include the following:
- Baby teeth have not come out on their own and are preventing the permanent teeth from erupting.
- The cavity on a tooth has created an infection (abscess).
- Tooth decay or an injury has left too little tooth structure to support a dental crown.
- The patient’s smile is overcrowded and needs orthodontic treatment.
For this procedure, Dr. Karrie is sure to provide adequate numbing and has a gentle technique. However, if you know your child could benefit from a little bit of sedation, we have options such as “Laughing Gas” and “Sleepy Juice” to help your child be as comfortable as possible.
Tooth Extractions Reviews
"Dr. Carrie Lee is a gentle, caring and experienced pediatric dentist. She recently extracted four permanent teeth on my 11 yr old in her new office. Dr. Lee explained every step in detail not just to me but to my child. Which really helped with our anxiety. I was able to stay close by and hold their hand during the extractions. The staff was nice and professional. Dr. Lee texted later that evening to check on their recovery. The office environment is calming and immaculately clean. We will continue to see her in Aubrey. Highly recommend Dr. Lee and her staff."- M.F. / Facebook / Jul 14, 2020
"Dr. Carrie Lee is an amazing pediatric dentist. She is caring, gentle and comforting. She recently extracted four permanent teeth on my 11 yr old in her new practice. She made the experience comfortable and comforting. She explained the procedure not just to me but to my child as well. I was able to stay close and hold my child’s hand as the extractions took place. Dr. Lee even texted later that evening to check up on my child’s recovery. We will continue to see her in Aubrey Texas. Highly recommend her and her staff."- M.F. / Google / Jul 21, 2020
Who is a candidate for a tooth extraction?
The dental professionals at WindHaven Pediatric Dentistry always try to preserve your child's natural teeth as much as possible. However, there are times when a pediatric dentist needs to extract one or more teeth because of decay, gum disease, or even orthodontic issues. Our team can help determine if your child is a candidate for extraction during a dental evaluation. During this appointment, we will examine your child’s mouth and create a treatment plan based on their needs.
Tooth extractions FAQs
Do I need a wisdom tooth removed?
Wisdom tooth removal is necessary if they start to cause your child problems. Potential issues include pain, swelling, or redness that increases their chance of infection. Impacted teeth can also prevent the surrounding teeth from growing properly. WindHaven Pediatric Dentistry can perform a successful treatment that improves your child's dental health.
What happens if I don't get a tooth extracted?
If you wait too long to have a tooth extracted, it can lead to a number of complications like infection and damage to the other teeth. Young patients in Frisco, TX, have a better chance of avoiding these complications when they have treatment as soon as possible. However, that's not to say an older child or teen can't benefit from a tooth extraction.
What sedation options do you offer?
Dr. Lee offers many sedation options so children can be as comfortable as possible during their pediatric appointment. We provide nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and in-office general anesthesia for patients. The dosage of each option varies depending on the extent of the tooth extraction and their unique needs.