Children progress differently which means there is no exact time to know when your child should have his or her wisdom teeth removed. Generally, it is common for wisdom teeth to be extracted between the ages of 15 and 21. In some cases, patients may never need their wisdom teeth removed at all but for those who do, it is advised not to delay the process. By waiting to see a dentist regarding your wisdom tooth extraction, you can incur the following problems:
- Decay & damage to the adjacent molars
- No space in the oral cavity
- Difficulty keeping the wisdom teeth clean
- Crowding of the teeth
- Cysts that cause damage to the bones, teeth and nerves
Having wisdom teeth removed at a younger age is a much easier process as the roots of the teeth are not fully developed and the bones are less dense. A majority of patients suffer “impacted teeth” which means the wisdom teeth are impacted under the gums due to blockage by gums or other teeth.
At Lindner Dental, we offer a thorough examination of your teeth and will provide an X-ray to follow the progression of you wisdom teeth. Contact our dental team today for an array of services including wisdom teeth extractions, cleanings, Invisalign, pediatric dentistry and restorative dentistry.