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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  • Deepa Patel
    a month ago
    I have taken my daughter to Peak for the past year and our experience has been awesome. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. My daughter actually enjoys going to the dentist! Dr. Chris is great with her and keeps me updated on any issues we may encounter in the future. Their costs are very reasonable
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    2 weeks ago
    Dr Dixon and his staff have always been so thoughtful and conscientious with our children. He has always been available to us when there’s been an emergency. I appreciate that he is supportive of our choices as parents to be cautious as times, and having a “let’s monitor it and see” approach at other times.
  • Heather Curry
    a month ago
    This is the BEST pediatric dentist in north county! All of the staff is so friendly and welcoming. Their office is small, but very cozy. It is extremely clean and modern and my 4 and 3 year old kids love coming here! They really take great care of their patients and do a great job
  • Sharissa Platero
    a month ago
    My son's 1st experience here was awesome! Our second visit during this pandemic was amazing! They've gone above and beyond to make it a very friendly and clean environment and I couldn't say it enough that I appreciate them so much for that. The entire staff is so wonderful! I highly recommend peak pediatric dentistry!

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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