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.