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Tooth Extractions

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Tooth Extractions

Pediatric tooth extractions are the surgical removal of primary teeth. They are necessary when a child’s primary tooth is damaged by injuries, severe decay, or infection or a wisdom tooth is poorly positioned and unable to fully erupt. Pediatric tooth extractions are the most popular pediatric dental procedures.

Primary front extractions are easier than molar removals. The primary front teeth of children have one root, whereas molars can have multiple roots.

How Are Primary Teeth Extracted?

The procedure for baby tooth extraction is similar to adult extractions. Your Blue Coral Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics dentist will ensure your child is calm and composed,

In order to identify potential problems, dentists and oral surgeons will take x-rays. The x-rays allow for the examination of the location of the root and surrounding bone structures.

Local anesthesia is a safe, non-intoxicating drug that numbs the area and does not cause unconsciousness. Primary tooth extractions are often performed under local anesthesia. To calm children who are anxious or afraid of needles, nitrous oxide may be used.

Why Would Your Child Need To Have A Tooth Removed?

Children are more susceptible to cavities than adults because of the fragility of their tooth enamel. Children don’t practice good dental hygiene, which makes their teeth more susceptible to decay. Tooth decay not treated in the primary teeth can lead to serious oral health problems and infections. Primary teeth that are severely decayed can lead to permanent tooth loss. This can also cause crooked and crowded teeth.

Injury & Trauma

Children are more likely to sustain injuries or trauma from falls and playtime accidents. Sometimes, the tooth must be extracted and replaced with a space preserver until the permanent tooth emerges.

Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is another infection that affects children. Gingivitis can lead to severe gum disease, which affects the gums as well as the jawbone. If the teeth are not falling out, your Blue Coral Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics dentist may recommend that they be extracted.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth that are impacted may need to be extracted if recommended by your child’s pediatric dentist at Blue Coral Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

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Blue Coral Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
690 N IL Route 31
Suite D
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Buffalo Grove
195 N Arlington Heights Rd
Suite 150
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
1521 Waukegan Rd
Glenview, IL 60025
Park Ridge
950 N Northwest Highway
Suite 102
Park Ridge, IL 60068
3500 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657