What are Pediatric Extractions?

A dental extraction is the total removal of either a baby tooth or a permanent tooth. Teeth sometimes need to be removed due to extensive decay, crowding, or that a baby tooth is not falling out at the right time.

Why would your child need an Extraction?

There are many reasons for teeth to be removed. If baby teeth don’t fall out when they are supposed to, permanent teeth can erupt in a crooked or a misaligned manner. With tooth decay, if children have pain or infection from that tooth, the extraction of that tooth is indicated. It is important that teenagers be evaluated for wisdom tooth development, space analysis is done and often teenagers are referred to an Oral Surgeon for removal of wisdom teeth before they become an issue later in life.

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  • Brianna Gerber
    in the last week
    All Staff from the front desk to the Dentist assistant are all courteous, polite, friendly with exceptional attention to detail. The office is very clean. They offer entertainment from the lobby to the dentist chair. Dr. Chris is awesome. He makes kids feel at ease and explains everything in laments terms. We highly recommend this
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  • Allison Stabile
    a week ago
    We love Peak Pediatric Dentistry for our 10 year old. Dr. Dixon and his staff are kind and great with kiddos. We feel totally taken care of from reception to strong teeth! They also have great relationships with other practitioners in SD and have referred a great orthodontist and adult dentists. We love them!
  • Lisa Rueb
    2 weeks ago
    We love Dr. Dixon and his staff! They are so welcoming and all 5 of my kids are truly excited to go to the dentist. They make it so relaxing and non threatening for the kids. We couldn’t be happier!
  • Erhan Ercan
    a year ago
    Happy as a clam 🙂 Our daughter looks forward to her visits with Dr. Chris and team. Thanks for your diligence, care, and most importantly fun attitude!

What makes your child a good candidate for Extractions?

Most children and teens are great candidates for extractions. Dr. Chris extracts baby teeth and refers any permanent teeth that need extractions to a trusted Oral Surgeon in the community. We are here to make your child comfortable during an extraction.

What can you expect when your child has an Extraction?

Your child will receive an anesthetic helping to keep them comfortable during the procedure. Dr. Chris uses many behavior techniques to help your child relax, taking his time, Dr. Chris will slowly wiggle the baby tooth out. Surgical gauze is placed with positive pressure. After care instructions are discussed with the parent. At Peak Pediatric Dentistry we offer a variety of different sedation options for your child to make the appointment more comfortable.

If you think you might need a tooth extraction, call our office today and we will be more than happy to schedule an appointment for you to come in for an evaluation

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