Does your child need a tooth removed? Ask our dentist about pediatric tooth extractions in Logan, Utah! We will be happy to examine your child’s mouth and determine if a tooth needs to be removed and what steps will need to be taken to keep their mouth and smile healthy. Call Thornley Dental today at 435-752-9662 to learn more about pediatric tooth extractions and schedule your child’s appointment.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from your child’s mouth. Our dentist and team try to avoid removing a tooth whenever possible, as the baby teeth serve several important functions, including:
- Facilitating speech production and development
- Aiding in proper jaw development
- Contributing to good chewing habits and good nutrition
- Helping to guide the eruption, spacing and alignment of the permanent teeth
Dr. Mark Thornley may recommend that your child’s teeth be extracted if they are:
- Overcrowded and do not fit correctly in the mouth
- Severely decayed
- Severely infected
Our dentist will be as gentle as possible when removing your child’s tooth, and we will provide you with post-extraction care instructions so that you can help your child feel comfortable and recover quickly. Depending on your child’s needs, we may provide a space maintainer to help keep the place of the extracted tooth until the permanent tooth can erupt.
If you have any questions about pediatric tooth extractions or if you want to make an appointment for your child with our dentist, please contact our office today.