Is your child having a difficult time removing one of their baby teeth? If your child’s tooth isn’t able to be removed at home, Dr. Amirreza Rafaat may need to assist with their tooth extraction. Our dentist and team perform comfortable pediatric tooth extractions in Herndon, Virginia, at Herndon Smile Design.
The reasons for a tooth extraction are quite different from adults and children. While adults typically need tooth extractions in the case of severely damaged teeth, children need tooth extractions to make room for their adult teeth.
Common reasons for a pediatric dental extraction include:
- The baby tooth cannot be removed at home
- The baby tooth has an abscess or is damaged
- The tooth needs to be removed for orthodontic treatment
While it is typically recommended to let baby teeth fall out on their own, there are instances where our dentist must intervene. If the adult tooth is growing in underneath the baby tooth, there is a chance that the adult tooth can become damaged from interacting with the baby tooth that is in its space.
Although the prospect of having your child get a tooth removed at the dentist’s office may seem daunting, you can rest assured that our dentist and team at Herndon Smile Design are highly trained and can comfortably and safely remove the tooth.
After receiving treatment, Dr. Rafaat will give you a list of instructions regarding how you can help your child to recover quickly and effectively.
If your child requires dental care, call our office at 703-464-0000. We would love to help you and your family to create healthier smiles.