Academy Dental is a warm, inviting SPA-themed dentist facility in Hamilton, and is rated as one of the best places by Hulafrog for dental treatment. Dr. Navleen Thind, D.D.S. is a trusted dentist who practices adults and kids’ dentistry, along with Dr. Steven Reff, Dr. Pankaj Puri (Orthodontist) and Dr. Roshanjit Kaur.
As your child enters their teenage years, it is likely that their dentist will start to discuss if and when wisdom teeth removal will be necessary. Typically, between the ages of 16 and 19 years old, the dentist will be consistently evaluating your child’s teeth to determine their wisdom teeth removal needs. Today we will be breaking down the aspects of removing wisdom teeth in kids that are important be aware of:
It is necessary for your child’s wisdom teeth to be removed when the wisdom teeth are either crowding existing teeth or when the wisdom tooth is impacted, meaning the tooth cannot erupt due to lack of room or growing in crooked. If crowding or an impacted tooth does occur, dentists will encourage scheduling a wisdom tooth removal, since avoiding extraction could lead to more severe dental problems. Scheduling the appointment as soon as your child is available is also recommended, because waiting will increase the likelihood of such problems.
Ensuring that your child gets their wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible is extremely important, since keeping the teeth in will cause pain and eventually oral health issues. The presence of wisdom teeth can damage surrounding teeth, since they will force the other teeth to move around and crowd in their mouth. The tissue near the wisdom teeth may also become irritated and swell, causing inflamed gums and bacteria growth, which increases the chances of cavities and infection. Therefore, no matter how nervous your child may be about getting their wisdom teeth removed, extraction is the best option for their current and future health.
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