At Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we prioritize your child’s dental health and wellbeing. While our dedicated team strives to maintain healthy teeth for every young patient, there are certain circumstances where tooth extractions become necessary. Our pediatric dentist may recommend extracting a child’s tooth in the following situations:
- Extensive Tooth Decay: When tooth decay reaches an advanced stage, restoring the tooth may not be feasible. In such cases, extracting the affected tooth is crucial to prevent further complications.
- Eruption Issues: Sometimes, a baby tooth may impede the proper eruption of permanent teeth. Extracting the baby tooth can create space and ensure the correct alignment of the incoming permanent teeth.
- Orthodontic Preparation: Prior to orthodontic treatment, it may be necessary to remove a tooth to facilitate the alignment process. This strategic extraction helps achieve a beautiful, well-aligned smile.
- Trauma or Infection: Teeth that have suffered severe trauma or are heavily infected may need to be extracted to prevent the spread of infection and alleviate pain.
Our skilled pediatric dentist and team are committed to ensuring a painless and comfortable experience for your child during the tooth extraction procedure. We employ a local anesthetic to numb the area thoroughly, and if required, gently loosen the tooth from the surrounding gum and bone for a seamless extraction.
Following the extraction, our team will provide you with comprehensive post-operative care instructions. Our primary objective is to expedite your child’s healing process, allowing them to regain their oral health and enjoy a beautiful smile once more.
To learn more about pediatric tooth extractions in Austin, Texas, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Reza Arzegar, please reach out to Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at 512-892-2443. We are dedicated to helping your child achieve and maintain a lifetime of healthy and beautiful smiles. Your child’s dental health is our priority.