There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. Sometimes a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, and the tooth must be removed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt. At other times, a tooth may have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth and jaw at risk of infection.
Dependent on which tooth may be extracted, your child may require a space maintainer to preserve space for the developing permanent tooth. Dr. Clark will discuss your child’s treatment plan with you.