At times, a tooth is beyond restorative care and needs to be removed. This extraction is especially necessary if there is an active infection, bone resorption, pain, or a potential for decay and future infection. Dr. Mazzella will use a local anesthetic to numb the tooth which wears off in several hours. He can prescribe antibiotics or stronger pain medication afterwards if necessary, and will recommend the best post-operative care for you.
Dr. Mazzella will also remove primary (baby) teeth in some cases if they are bothersome to your child, or at the recommendation of your child’s orthodontist.