Tooth Extractions

Utah childrens dentist pulling a tooth and performing tooth extraction
There are situations when it may be best for your child’s oral health to have a baby tooth extracted (or “pulled”). Three of the most common situations include:

1. There is too much tooth decay to properly restore the tooth.
2. The baby tooth (primary tooth) is preventing permanent teeth from growing in properly.
3. A baby tooth needs to be pulled in preparation for braces.

The process of extracting a tooth is not nearly as painful as it may sound. When a patient needs to have a tooth removed, the area surrounding the tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic. Once the numbed area is no longer sensitive, a special device is used to loosen the root of the tooth from the surrounding gums and bone. Once the tooth is loosened, it can be safely and painlessly extracted.