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Does My Child Need Their Wisdom Teeth Removed?

In this video, Oral Surgeon Dr. Lee from Lindner Dental discusses a frequently asked question he receives from many parents: Does my child need to have their wisdom teeth removed? 

Learn more about wisdom teeth removal below! 

Common Factors that Determine Wisdom Teeth Removal

  • Wisdom teeth cause discomfort or pressure
  • Wisdom teeth feel stuck 
  • Wisdom teeth can be safely removed
  • Those who are at least 18 years of age
  • Wisdom teeth have grown to their full size

Common Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

A few benefits can come from removing your child’s wisdom teeth. For starters, wisdom teeth can do damage to other teeth. Removing wisdom teeth can prevent damage from occurring to other teeth. Additionally, if the wisdom teeth become impacted, your child may experience pain or discomfort. Removing their wisdom teeth can alleviate this and make them feel more comfortable.

What to Expect After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Some soreness and numbness in the mouth and cheek areas are typically expected after wisdom teeth are removed. Stick to soft foods for the first week. Rinsing with warm water with a little bit of salt after eating can also help with the recovery process. Also, getting as much rest as possible after wisdom teeth removal can also prove invaluable.

Contact Lindner Dental In Bedford, NH! 

Lindner Dental has provided wisdom teeth consultation and removal services for decades! If you have any questions regarding wisdom teeth removal or would like to schedule a consultation appointment, please contact our team today! We always love helping out the Bedford, NH, community any way we can!