Why would a baby tooth need to be removed?
The three most common reasons we perform a baby tooth extraction are:
- Excessive tooth decay
- Adult teeth trying to come in beneath
- Preparing for braces treatment
If a child needs a tooth extraction, we numb the area surrounding the tooth with local anesthetics. We are careful to numb the area thoroughly so that the extraction is not painful. Once this is accomplished, we use special tools to loosen the root of the tooth and gently pull it from the surrounding gums and bone. With good numbing, this is safe and painless for your child.