At Provo Pediatric Dentistry we make every effort to preserve our patients’ teeth if it is in the best interest of your child. However, it may sometimes be necessary for a tooth to be extracted. Dr. Lund and Dr. Markham may suggest an extraction is the best course of action if a tooth has been severely damaged beyond repair or if a tooth is compromising the overall health or appearance of the smile.
If a tooth has sustained significant damage, the best option may be to extract the tooth. This damage may be a result of letting a cavity remain untreated for too long, or it may be damage from traumatic injury to the mouth. In other instances, a tooth may be crowding the mouth and impeding the proper growth of surrounding teeth or causing pain.
If it is deemed that a child requires an extraction, our caring dental team will be diligent in making sure the child is as comfortable before, during, and after the procedure. After a tooth has been extracted, it is not uncommon for there to be a lingering soreness for a period of time. After the treatment, our dental team will explain all the necessary post operation instructions with you to ensure a speedy recovery. To learn more about tooth extraction in Provo, Utah, please contact our office for more information.