Tooth Extractions – Towson, MD

Safely Removing Damaged Teeth

Mother and child smiling together after tooth extractions

It goes without saying that if there’s a choice between saving a natural tooth and removing it, we’ll take the option of saving it every time. Unfortunately, we don’t always have that choice; sometimes, tooth extractions with our Towson, MD pediatric dentist are the only way to protect the rest of the smile. At Kids Dental Space, Dr. Roxanne will do all she can to help your child feel at ease when the time comes for them to have a tooth removed. Call us today if you think your little one might need a tooth extraction soon.

Why Choose Kids Dental Space for Tooth Extractions?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments
  • Multiple Options for Relaxing Dental Sedation
  • Dentist That Helps Children Stay Calm and Comfortable

Reasons for Kids’ Tooth Extractions

Child pulling a loose baby tooth

The baby teeth usually start to fall out on their own around elementary school age when the permanent teeth start pushing through the gums. However, a baby tooth might have to be removed early if:

  • It has become extremely decayed and can’t be restored with a filling or crown.
  • It is fractured or broken to the point where it can no longer be repaired.
  • It is over-retained, meaning it didn’t fall out on its own when it was supposed to.

The Tooth Extraction Process

Child pointing to tooth before extraction

A simple extraction is the removal of a tooth that’s clearly visible in the mouth. We will numb your child's mouth for teh extraction and keep them calm through the entire process.

Aftercare for Your Child’s Tooth Extraction

Child smiling after tooth extraction

After the extraction, you should plan on having your child rest for at least 24 hours. Keep an eye on their behavior; they need to avoid anything that could dislodge the blood clot protecting the extraction site, such as drinking from a straw or spitting vigorously. If there’s swelling, you can use an ice pack over the affected area for twenty-minute intervals. Your child should brush and floss like they normally would; watch them to make sure that they treat the extraction site with care.