Extractions in Upper West SideThere are several reasons a child may need a tooth removed. Sometimes this is due to overcrowding, ectopic eruption (a permanent tooth erupting behind / beside a baby tooth), or maybe your child had an accident that damaged a tooth beyond repair. Other times a tooth may have an infection, or too much decay to be able to save it. A tooth extraction is nothing to fret over, but regardless of the reason we are committed to gentle, comforting, and painless dental care.