There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth if it is badly decayed, fractured, infected, unrestorable, impacted, or preventing proper eruption or alignment of permanent teeth.

We try to use this as a last resort treatment in most cases.

If a primary molar is removed prematurely, the placement of a space maintainer is usually recommended to preserve space for the permanent replacement.

The day after your child’s extraction:

  • No drinking with straws
  • No vigorous rinsing and spitting
  • A soft diet is recommended; no eating of popcorn, pretzels, pizza, crackers, or any food with sharp edges
  • If your child has any discomfort, give a children’s dose of Advil® or Tylenol®
  • If your child experiences swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag and call our office
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