When does a child require a tooth extraction?
While it is the goal of our family dentists to prevent the need for tooth extractions (pulling teeth), sometimes it is necessary.
For example, a tooth may need to be extracted if:
- Has excessive dental decay causing pain or infection
- Has undergone significant trauma
- Required with orthodontic treatment to improve orthodontic outcomes
What does a tooth extraction involve?
If a dental extraction is deemed necessary, the tooth will be anesthetized and gently rocked back and forth until it is wiggled out. This procedure involves minimal discomfort for your child.
We are committed to your child’s long-term dental health!
At South Mississippi Smiles Dentistry we are dedicated to helping children maintain healthy smiles. If your child has a toothache, schedule an appointment with one of our dentists as soon as possible by clicking HERE.