Tooth Extractions

Baby Tooth Extraction

Dental extractions are a procedure where a dentist or an oral surgeon removes a tooth from the mouth. There are two types of extractions, simple and surgical. A simple extraction involves pulling a baby tooth that is visible in the mouth. These extractions normally will only call for a local anesthetic.


Child tooth extractions are sometimes recommended for several reasons:

  • The tooth is badly decayed.
  • The tooth is damaged by injury or trauma.
  • The tooth is crowding other teeth.
  • Permanent teeth have come in front or back of the baby teeth. We recommend that you first try to wiggle the tooth for about 2 weeks, to see if it will come out naturally.


The other method of extraction is surgical extraction.  At this time an Oral Surgeon may be recommended.  A surgical extraction is required if the tooth is embedded in the jaw bone or partially covered by the jaw bone.  Our dentists will work with you to recommend the best type of service for your child.