A tooth extraction is a procedure in which Dr. Gerlach removes a tooth from your child’s mouth. This procedure may be used to remove baby teeth or permanent teeth, depending on the situation.
A tooth extraction may be necessary if your child’s tooth is broken or decayed significantly. In these cases, Dr. Gerlach will usually recommend extraction if the tooth can’t be preserved using other treatments, such as fillings or crowns.
Tooth extractions may also be necessary in cases where baby teeth don’t fall out when they’re supposed to. For example, if the child’s permanent teeth appear in front of or behind a baby tooth, Dr. Gerlach may extract the baby tooth to prevent crowding and other complications.
Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry takes steps to prevent pain during tooth extractions. Dr. Gerlach is an experienced pediatric dentist, and he can keep your child comfortable and at ease throughout this process.
Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry offers a variety of services to keep children comfortable during tooth extractions.
If Dr. Gerlach needs to extract a baby tooth before the permanent tooth is ready to take its place, he can use a spacer to maintain the space in your child’s mouth until the permanent tooth comes in. If Dr. Gerlach needs to extract a permanent tooth, he may recommend a bridge or implant to fill the space.
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