Tooth Extractions in Aurora, CO
Tooth extractions can sound scary, whether you are a child or an adult, but there are times where your dentist will recommend a tooth extraction for your child. Below are just a few of the reasons that a tooth extraction may be chosen for your child:
Abscess or Infection
If your child is experiencing an infected or abscessed primary tooth, the recommended treatment is usually the removal of the tooth. If left alone an abscess or infected tooth can cause serious problems. An abscess can affect the formation of developing permanent teeth, or even spread infections to nearby soft tissues such as facial muscles or the airway.
Sometimes it is best for the alignment of the permanent teeth to have primary teeth taken out early. This is done to maintain midlines of anterior teeth, correct the eruption path of permanent teeth, or create more space for the alignment of already erupted anterior permanent teeth. If indicated, well-timed orthodontic extractions can improve aesthetics in the short term and sometimes shorten orthodontic treatment in the long term.
If your child is in need of a tooth extraction our dentist will explain the entire process with you. Contact our general dentist for children in Aurora, CO today to schedule an appointment for your child.