Is it advisable to have your child's tooth removed or no is an answer best advised by a pedodontist (child dental surgeon). There are a few reasons that arise the need for extraction of milk teeth.
Tooth extraction for children is indicated in cases of extensive decay where the tooth becomes mobile and restoration is not possible. So, in order to prevent the spread of infection to permanent tooth buds, extraction is the treatment of choice. Another indication is when Baby teeth fail to fall out at the expected time and permanent teeth have already come in (this is called retained milk tooth). It is mandatory to extract these in order to prevent future teeth malalignment/crowding and other dental problems.
The healing period is a few days up to a week. We will advise all post-op instructions about diet and oral hygiene as well.