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Baby Teeth Extractions

Baby Teeth Extractions

While baby teeth typically fall out naturally, it is sometimes necessary to extract a baby tooth. The need for this can be due to a variety of reasons, and your dentist will have the best diagnosis and solution.

The most common reasons baby teeth are pulled are:

  • Impacted secondary teeth
  • Over-retained or developmental delay
  • Trauma or injury to the tooth
  • Infection due to tooth decay

If any one of these happens or becomes apparent, your dentist may decide that extracting the tooth is the best option. To extract a baby tooth, the dentist will first take x-rays, then numb the tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic. Once the tooth is numb, the dentist will then loosen the tooth by applying pressure and movements until it is able to be removed.

Mild pain and bleeding is normal after a baby tooth extraction. Apply pressure to the site of the extraction by biting down on a piece of gauze. Children will need a parent or guardian to supervise them immediately after the procedure.

If you have any questions about baby teeth extractions, please call our office.