Even if your youngster practices daily dental hygiene and has no known problems, it’s important to schedule twice-yearly checkups at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in San Antonio. One of the reasons for this is to keep track of wisdom teeth.
If your child’s wisdom teeth emerge during adolescence, it’s critical to work with us on a course of action. When a wisdom tooth is obstructed by an adjacent tooth, it becomes impacted.
This can cause a variety of troubles:
- It may become inflamed
- It may become painful
- It may trap particles of food that lead to tooth decay or gum disease
It’s hard for people of any age to clean partially-erupted wisdom teeth. Since they have a high risk of cavities, we pay special attention to them.
If your youngster has braces, or you are planning for orthodontia in the future, you’ll need to involve your orthodontist in decisions regarding wisdom teeth.
Not all wisdom teeth need to be extracted—but all of them need to be monitored. So play it safe, and let us monitor them at William J. Steward Jr. DDS in San Antonio. Our services include general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.