Prioritizing Your Child’s Oral Health

How Tooth Extractions Can Actually Benefit Your Little One’s Grin

Sometimes saving a smile means removing a tooth, and if other options to preserve an oral structure have been exhausted, it may be time to consider a tooth extraction.

The thought of removing a tooth may seem frightening to your child. Fortunately, our team keeps your little one’s comfort in mind, offering sedation dentistry solutions to help make the process smoother for them and for you.

When to Consider an Extraction

Your smile’s functionality is comprised of the teamwork between your teeth, jaw, and surrounding tissues. A compromised tooth can hinder the interconnected framework, threatening comfort, functionality, and causing harm to other structures. Usually, we would attempt to remedy a decaying or injured tooth by cleaning it and providing a dental filling, root canal treatment or dental crown to restore the structure and functionality of your child’s bite. If the damage has progressed to a certain extent, however, dental restorations can fail and the tooth will continue to decline. In these circumstances, a tooth extraction can be the best solution to restore functionality and comfort.  Extraction may also be beneficial when a baby tooth develops out of position or fails to fall out. Timely extraction can prevent having to pursue additional treatment later on.

Preserving Little Smiles

At Pediatric Dentistry of Round Rock we aim to do everything we can to heal and protect your child’s smile, which includes recognizing when a tooth is beyond saving, and needs to be extracted to benefit oral health. To learn more about tooth extractions and when they may be necessary, contact our Round Rock, TX office at 512-733-5311.