Even if your youngster practices proper oral hygiene and has no known problems, it’s important to schedule twice-yearly exams with The Fayetteville Dentist. One reason for this is to monitor wisdom teeth.
If your child’s wisdom teeth emerge during adolescence, it’s critical to work with us on a course of action. When a wisdom tooth tries to erupt but is obstructed by an adjacent tooth, it becomes impacted.
This can cause a variety of issues:
- It may become inflamed
- It may become painful
- It may trap particles of food that lead to tooth decay or gum disease
It’s hard for people of any age to clean partially-erupted wisdom teeth. Since they have a high risk of cavities, we pay special attention to them.
If your youngster has braces, or you are planning for orthodontia in the future, you’ll need to involve your orthodontist in decisions about wisdom teeth.
Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed—but all of them need to be monitored.
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