Do You Remove Wisdom Teeth?
If you have a teenager, you are probably surprised at how quickly they have grown!
By the time your child reaches their teenage years, they will likely have all of their permanent teeth, and it is time for a wisdom teeth evaluation to determine whether preemptively removing wisdom teeth is needed before they become symptomatic.
We perform most dental extraction procedures here in our Indianapolis dental office without the need for a referral to an oral surgeon. Our patients appreciate being able to have treatment in an office with a team they know and trust!
When Wisdom Teeth Become a Problem
Not all wisdom teeth require an extraction. We will take an x-ray of your child’s teeth and jaw using advanced 3-D cone beam technology. Because this 3-D image provides us with a complete view of the teeth, jaw, and the relationship between teeth, we can predict whether wisdom teeth will be problematic – impacted, overcrowded, or painful, before they even erupt.
With this information, we can plan wisdom teeth surgery from start to finish and know how to best treat the problem before we even get started. This results in a much greater chance for a successful surgery with a faster healing time and takes the guesswork out of the entire process!
Even if wisdom teeth are on track to erupt properly, there may not be enough room for them at the back of the mouth. This means that they can potentially cause overcrowding or a shifting bite, which can lead to jaw pain and uneven wear on teeth. Sometimes, removing them is the safest bet when it comes to your child’s oral health and wellness.
Typically, removing wisdom teeth during the teen years or early twenties is the best approach, but we also treat adults who experience issues with their wisdom teeth.
Because our dentists are skilled in numerous oral surgery procedures and we use the latest technology, we can perform most types of extractions in our Indianapolis dental office.
Is it Time for Your Child’s Wisdom Teeth Evaluation?
Contact our office for an appointment!