As children mature, so do their jaws, teeth, and surrounding tissues. Some develop wisdom teeth in their late teens, which may need to be extracted due to discomfort, lack of space, or other related oral health problems. If an evaluation at your child’s periodic check-up indicates this is necessary, the extractions are performed by an oral surgeon.
Extraction of a tooth may be recommended or required in other instances as well, such as for orthodontic treatment, if there’s a presence of an infection in a tooth that could spread to other areas, and when still-present baby teeth are disrupting the path of incoming adult teeth (resulting in what’s commonly called “shark teeth”)
What to expect
At Epic Dental, we explore all possibilities before recommending a tooth extraction. We understand this can be stressful for both a child and his/her parent, so our experienced, thoughtful dentists will ensure you understand your options.
Most extractions are done in our office. As with all procedures, we’ll explain the process, addressing any questions or concerns you may have. Our dentists will develop a personalized plan with you to ensure your child’s comfort during the procedure. Following the procedure, we will be available for follow-up care and questions should any arise.
If you have any questions about tooth extraction or would like to schedule a consultation, feel free to contact Epic Dental.