baby tooth extraction

What Complications Can be Caused by Extracting Baby Teeth?

Although the majority of children will not need to have any of their teeth extracted, there are rare occasions when a dentist may be required to remove one or more. Let us take a quick look at three possible risks so that parents can be prepared well in advance.

  • Removing a tooth can sometimes result in a condition known as dry socket.
  • An infection may develop on occasion.
  • In rare cases, an extraction can lead to nerve damage in the lower jaw.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.