When Is a Tooth Extraction Necessary

Phoenix, AZ

As a pediatric dentist in Phoenix, AZ, we are regularly asked, "When is a tooth extraction necessary?" This is an understandable question because no one wants to have a tooth pulled unless it is absolutely beneficial. As a general dentist, we are not interested in extracting teeth unnecessarily, either. In fact, if your child damages a tooth, our preferred method of treatment would be to restore it using dental bonding or dental crowns. There are times, however, where we do recommend visiting our dental office located at 4901 N 44th St #101 Phoenix, AZ 85018 for an extraction.

Your child was in an accident.

As an emergency dentist, we treat many patients who have gotten into an accident and need to have immediate dental work completed. In some cases, dental damage is only part of the problem and immediate solutions are necessary. If possible, we will restore the tooth using dental bonding or dental crowns. If the problem is urgent, a tooth extraction may be necessary. If your child does need an emergency dentist, call 602-595-3531 to schedule an appointment.

An infection has spread.

If your child has a bad dental infection, you need to visit our dental office right way. Your child will be able to tell if there is a bad infection, because he or she will experience intense discomfort that will make it difficult to bite down, chew, or even carry on with daily activities. We recommend coming in at the first sign of a toothache so that we can treat the infection before it reaches the point of being severe. However, if you have delayed and are now at the point of no return, your child may need a tooth extraction to get rid of the infection quickly. While not ideal, we can eliminate the source of the problem, prescribe your child antibiotics and then replace the tooth or teeth in the future.

The cost to restore your child’s tooth is too great.

The Extraction Process

If your child’s tooth has grown in straight…

If your child’s tooth is impacted…

The Recovery Process After a Tooth Extraction

Schedule an Appointment

To find out if your child needs a tooth extraction, call (602) 595-3531 and schedule an appointment with Camelback Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. We will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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