Extractions & Space Maintainers

sm Sometimes a child may need help “wiggling out” or extracting teeth. A tooth may need to be extracted due to extensive decay, trauma, or a baby tooth refusing to fall out!

If a child loses a baby tooth prematurely, a “space maintainer” may be needed to hold the space open until the permanent tooth comes in to fill it. This appliance will help your child’s bite develop properly — and hopefully avoid the need for braces later on.