Don’t Worry: Tooth Extractions Are For Healthy Teeth, Too!

You may feel uneasy learning that your child needs a tooth extraction. Just the term alone may cause you to immediately assume something is wrong, since the removal of a tooth is sometimes associated with a very unhealthy tooth. While this type of removal certainly has its place, there are other common reasons for extractions that we provide for healthy teeth! So, before you begin feeling worried or upset, we recommend opening yourself up to some new knowledge that will likely put a smile on your face!

Sometimes, It’s To Make More Room

In some instances, you will discover your child should receive a tooth extraction in order to make more room. Room for what, you ask? A common concern that pops up when a child requires orthodontic treatment for misalignment is something known as overcrowding. Think of it this way: Your child’s mouth doesn’t have sufficient space for a straight smile. By removing some teeth, braces can then arrange remaining teeth into a beautiful alignment for a healthy bite. Sometimes, teeth must go. (Hint: If your child’s teeth look like they’re overlapping one another, this may be a sign of overcrowding).

In Some Instances, It’s To Help Things Along

Did all of your child’s baby teeth fall out? What happens when one of them just doesn’t fall out with the rest of them? This is an example of when your son or daughter may require tooth extraction. We may need to simply help proper development along by removing the baby tooth, so the permanent tooth waiting below may grow successfully.

Learn All You Need To Know About Tooth Extractions

Remember that dental care is always here for your children to help their smiles achieve optimal oral health. For extractions and all other treatments, we are happy to answer questions, so you may feel confident about care. Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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