Why Should I Get My Teen’s Wisdom Teeth Checked?
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Believe it or not, your son or daughter’s wisdom teeth were forming well before they started middle school. Although third molars tend to not erupt until a person’s mid to late teens or 20s, they spend years developing inside of your child’s mouth before the big debut.
Unfortunately, a lot of us lack adequate space inside of our mouths for wisdom teeth to erupt in alignment with the rest of our teeth.
As a result, it could make your teen prone to:
- Cysts or tumors
- Jaw pain
- Crowded teeth
- Orthodontic relapse
- Infections, decay, and gum disease
- Difficulty eating
- Pain and swelling
At Coal Creek Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center,
We give you the care you deserve!
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!
Early Screenings Can Prevent Complications
The sooner our Lafayette oral surgeon evaluates your teen’s wisdom teeth, the better opportunity you have to intercept these common dental problems before they start.
So, what happens during a wisdom tooth surgery consultation? First, we’ll capture either a panoramic two-dimensional X-ray (full mouth film) or a 3D CBCT/cone beam image. At that point, Dr. Hayes will be able to see the size, location, and position/angle of each respective wisdom tooth.
Depending on the stage of tooth development and how they’re related to the teeth next to them, a therapeutic wisdom tooth extraction may be recommended. Early removal can prevent some of the above-mentioned complications.
Waiting too long to have your teen’s wisdom teeth checked may mean they’re already in pain or are experiencing issues with tooth crowding due to the extra pressure inside of their mouth.
Wisdom Teeth Exams in Lafayette
At Coal Creek Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, Dr. Curt Hayes provides efficient, comfortable, and safe wisdom tooth extractions for teens and adults. If you have questions about your teen’s health, we encourage you to reserve a consultation.