A child tooth extraction may be necessary for a variety of reasons. Sometimes a baby tooth has trouble falling out due to long or misshapen roots. Other times, advance tooth decay requires a child tooth extraction to prevent decay from spreading to the surrounding teeth and roots of adult teeth or to prevent an abscess from forming. Infection, orthodontic correction, and spacing needs are also common reasons to undergo extraction.
The dentists at Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics in Albuquerque, New Mexico, only perform child tooth extractions when other options to save the tooth have been explored. Children’s tooth extractions are typically simple procedures that can offer immediate relief from many painful and uncomfortable dental conditions.
To ensure your child’s comfort during a tooth extraction, we offer gas sedation (laughing gas) to help your child relax and calm any existing anxieties. Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics also offers in-office oral sedation when needed to help increase the chances of your child’s cooperation and provide a positive dental experience. Dental anesthesia at a local hospital is also an option with our pedodontists on staff.
Tooth extraction is made simple at Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics. Our gentle dentists will ensure that every part of your children’s tooth extractions is smooth. We take painstaking care to ensure that the post-operation period is comfortable and with minimal complications. Contact us to set up an appointment for a kid’s tooth extraction today.