At Price Pediatric Dentistry we do our best to preserve your child’s teeth when it is in his or her best interest. However, there are times when it becomes necessary for a tooth to be extracted. Dr. Lund and Dr. Markham may suggest an extraction is the correct solution for your child if a tooth has been significantly damaged beyond what we are able to repair or if a tooth comprises the overall health and integrity of the smile.
When a tooth has severe damage such as breaking or cracking, extraction may be the best option. Damage may be a result of letting a cavity or periodontal disease go untreated for too long, or it may be damage from a traumatic blow to the mouth. In some instances, teeth may be overcrowding the mouth, prohibiting the proper growth of surrounding teeth, and causing pain. Wisdom teeth often need extraction when they become impacted or crowd the smile.
If it is determined that your child requires a tooth extraction, our caring dental team will strive to make sure your child is as comfortable as possible during the entire course of the operation. After a tooth has been extracted, it is not uncommon for your child to complain of a soreness, but this should disappear within days. After the treatment, our dental team will explain all the post-operation instructions and procedures with you to help speed along the recovery. For more information about tooth extraction in Price, Utah please contact our office to learn more.