Jaime Simmons, DDS
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
2163 Stephens Place
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Our primary goal is to SAVE teeth, but there are instances when an extraction is required. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed or have broken in such a way that they cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment. Other teeth may have such advanced periodontal disease where extraction is the only option – fortunately, this is a rare finding among children.
In some cases, the removal of a tooth or teeth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health. These problems can apply to early loss of baby teeth as well.
To avoid these complications, speak to Dr. Jaime. Your child may need a space maintainer or additional treatment.