Sometimes the best treatment for your child's long-term dental health involves a tooth extraction. A tooth extraction can serve many purposes, from removing the source of infection which could potentially harm the developing permanent tooth to making room for new "adult" teeth to come in properly. Under Dr. Jackson's care, a tooth extraction is a gentle procedure. You and your child will be informed every step of the way so that there is no "fear of the unknown." Remember, your child eventually loses each primary tooth naturally, so he or she will have little trouble adjusting to the missing tooth. Every young smile is different. When it comes to a tooth extraction for your child, Dr. Jackson will explain the specific circumstances and goals for his or her smile.