While extractions can be frightening to adults and children alike, sometimes they’re the best option for preventing worse conditions for your oral health. Extractions can be especially scary for children, so you need to have access to sensitive, empathic care. Kids First Dental in Lancaster, South Carolina prides itself in being the most kid-friendly and family-family environment available to you for all your dental needs, including extractions.
While we seek to avoid extractions, there are many reasons they may be necessary. Tooth decay tops the list, which is a risk for children and adults alike. Even if your child still has their baby teeth, they may develop tooth decay. At the first sign of a problem, you should take fast action with your dentist to prevent further concerns. Extraction may be the best option.
An injury may also be a factor leading to extraction. We will make the decision to perform extractions based on what is ideal for your child’s health and future. We factor in the immediate concerns surrounding an extraction, as well as the long-term orthodontic impacts. The reason it’s important to consider the future is that adult teeth follow the “blueprint” set by baby teeth.
If an extraction is necessary, the following step is to fill the space left by the extracted tooth. This practice is called space maintenance. We strive to maintain the proper positioning of your child’s surrounding teeth so that they do not begin to shift into the resultant gap. This can lead to future orthodontic concerns. This practice involves a number of different devices designed to ensure optimum health as well as the aesthetic of your child’s smile.
As a parent, you know extractions are a concern for you and will be frightening to your child. Our doctors and staff are hand-selected for their ability to provide the best, most sensitive care to our patients’ children. When an extraction is necessary, we are prepared for the emotional process that accompanies the procedure. Don’t settle for less.
We are proud to uphold our reputation as the best in adult and childhood care, which is why we:
We will keep you and your child happy, healthy, and free from fear with our 10 years of dental experience and the absolute best technology and amenities.
The best way for us to treat you and your child is through prevention. To prevent making extractions and other procedures necessary, make an appointment now and get on the path to excellent oral health!