There are several reasons why your child may need to have a tooth extracted. A tooth may need to be extracted because it is so badly decayed that it cannot be saved. A tooth may also need to be extracted if it is crowding other teeth and causing them to come in crooked, or if it has been severely fractured or damaged.
Regardless of the reason, having a tooth extracted can be a difficult and frightening concept for your child to understand. Dr. Jerry knows how important it is for caregivers to understand the procedure so they can help prepare the child for the experience. He is always available to discuss the process beforehand, and will provide instructions for care after the procedure as well. Our staff is ready to make this experience as comfortable as possible for your child.
In some circumstances, we may refer our patients to an oral surgeon for the extraction.