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What Parents of Teens Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Teen Dental Issues

Assigned the name “wisdom teeth” due to their typical emergence in the late teens or early twenties, the third molars have the potential to cause substantial dental complications if left untouched. Fortunately, extraction of these teeth is something that many teenagers view as a necessary stepping-stone, somewhat akin to high school graduation and the senior prom. The following information offers teens and their parents some helpful insight about wisdom teeth, the extraction process, and the potential hazards of inaction.

When teenagers start to mention that they are experiencing pain or discomfort toward the back of the jaw area, there is a high probability that the wisdom teeth are preparing to erupt. After these teeth actually break the surface of the gums, thorough dental care, including brushing and flossing on a daily basis, is essential, because it is very easy for food and other substances to get caught beneath the gums, resulting in infection and swelling.

In many cases, the wisdom teeth cannot erupt smoothly simply due to the lack of sufficient room in the teenager’s jaw. Crowding from existing teeth can cause the teeth to become blocked prior to reaching the surface of the gums, or even after the tooth’s crown makes an appearance. Because infection and complications can result under such circumstances, it is quite common for an affordable dentist to then recommend that the wisdom teeth be extracted.

Many family dentistry experts suggest that wisdom teeth be removed as a preventive step if they believe there is a good chance that dental problems are likely to develop in the future otherwise. The procedure is performed well in advance of tooth eruption because if a wisdom tooth is allowed to stay put for an extended period of time, it can develop deeper roots that make eventual oral surgery riskier and more difficult.

Wisdom teeth extraction is widely believed to be an effective technique for preventing gum infection, tooth decay, and discomfort caused by pressure inside the mouth. When wisdom teeth are left untouched, they also have the potential to cause the shifting of existing teeth that have already undergone orthodontic correction.

When it comes to dealing with teenagers and their wisdom teeth, a proactive stance is best. Therefore, it pays to consult with an affordable dentist at the earliest opportunity to determine whether extraction is indicated. Delaying professional dental care until major problems arise only makes the process more difficult and potentially painful down the road.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Bradenton, call Advanced Dental Care of Bradenton today at (941) 357-1292 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Bradenton. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Bradenton, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Bradenton.

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