Tooth Extractions in
Temple Hills

We are dedicated to saving your child’s teeth through restorative treatment, but sometimes extractions are necessary for other reasons. For tooth extractions in Temple Hills, visit your Kiddie Cavity Care & Orthodontics.

Tooth Extractions in Temple Hills

At our warm, welcoming pediatric dental office, we will do everything we can to save your child’s tooth. If your child has an infection, we may perform pulp treatment and cap the tooth with a crown to restore its function. But sometimes, an extraction is necessary to maintain the health of your child’s mouth or to prepare for your child’s orthodontic treatment.

Your child will have two sets of teeth: primary teeth (also called baby teeth) and permanent teeth. Baby teeth are an important step in your child’s dental health development and are best left to come out on their own to make way for your child’s permanent teeth. However, in some cases, we may recommend removing one or more baby teeth. Our dentist will examine your child to assess the health of the tooth and determine appropriate treatment. If our dentist recommends a tooth extraction, here are some of the common reasons why:

  • The tooth won’t come out on its own
  • The tooth is too infected, broken or damaged to be repaired with a filling or crown
  • The tooth is blocking the permanent tooth underneath from coming in
  • The tooth is crowding your child’s mouth and must be removed to help straighten your child’s teeth through braces treatment

When we remove the tooth, we may recommend a space maintainer to hold the space for the permanent tooth. Sometimes when a tooth is extracted, the teeth on either side of the gap can drift into the space, keeping the permanent teeth from erupting.

When we remove your child’s tooth, we may need to use a space maintainer to hold the space for the permanent tooth to come in. Sometimes when a tooth is removed, the teeth on either side of the gap can drift into the open space, keeping the permanent teeth from erupting.

Our office offers sedation dentistry to ensure your child’s comfort and ease during the extraction. The sedation options available include:

  • Local anesthesia
  • Laughing gas
  • Oral sedation
  • IV sedation
  • General anesthesia

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