There are certain occasions when a child will need to have a tooth extracted. Extensive tooth decay, over retained baby teeth, dental abscess, orthodontic purposes are some of the most common reasons for recommending extractions. Dr. Govindaiah will never recommend extraction if there is a less invasive treatment option. Springfield Pediatric Dentistry will make sure you understand why extraction is recommended and what the procedure involves for your child. We will work with you to determine the best type of behavior management for your child to undergo this procedure, and will help prepare you and your child.