December 27, 2017

This holiday season, your children likely get a break from school. Instead of letting them run free for a week or two, consider scheduling an appointment for them to get their wisdom teeth removed. Since recovery can take up to a few days, this is the perfect time to remove these teeth, so your children can be ready to go back to school.

Do You Really Need to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth?

Many parents who visit our family dentist often wonder if their children really need to get their wisdom teeth taken out. It’s important to get these teeth taken out when the time comes because letting them remain can create the following problems:

  • Damage to other surrounding teeth
  • Jaw damage
  • Sinus issues
  • Cavities
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Cavities

Many of these problems can also get progressively worse over time if the wisdom teeth are not removed when the time comes.

Signs it’s Time for Removal

Your children should likely have their wisdom teeth removed if they experience pain at the back of their mouth near the molars. They may also need to be taken out there is pain, redness, swelling, or tenderness around the site.

It is important to keep in mind that wisdom teeth can become impacted. When this occurs, the jaw bone or teeth near the wisdom teeth can keep them from surfacing above the gum line.

Schedule an Appointment Today

When you bring your children to our office to determine if holiday break is a good time to have their wisdom teeth taken out, we will consider a variety of factors. These may include whether the teeth are causing any discomfort and whether they have become impacted beneath the gum line.

If you have any questions about wisdom teeth removal and what the process involves, we are more than happy to provide further information. Contact us today!



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