</h1 > Extraction is a dental procedure that involves removing a tooth from its socket in the bone. In pediatric dentistry, extractions are often performed on children with severely damaged or decayed teeth that cannot be saved. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the child’s age, behavior, and medical history.

Who should get it?

Children with severely damaged or decayed teeth that cannot be saved through other dental procedures such as fillings, crowns, or root canal therapy may need extractions. It may also be necessary if a child’s mouth is overcrowded or if a tooth is preventing the normal eruption of other teeth.

What are the benefits?


Extractions are typically a last resort in pediatric dentistry. Our dentists in Miami, FL, will always attempt to save a child’s natural tooth whenever possible. After an extraction, parents should follow their dentist’s instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications.