Pediatric Dentistry

Peditric dentistry photo - small


What's next? Well, planning ahead is still the right choice. Just as all the prior years have passed too quickly, so will these high school days. Although every one developes at a different pace (even brothers and sisters), evaluating the wisdom teeth (third molars) are important for many reasons. Wisdom teeth typically pick the worst time to become a problem. It is a good idea, if possible to have these removed prior to college. Today your child is covered by your insurance and will be until what ever age (AS LONG AS THEY ARE A FULL TIME STUDENT). College is a wonderful experience, but sometimes the plan changes and their coverage may too. Additionally, locally you can be directed to a well known Oral Surgeon and if you wait until there is a problem then often the healing can be slightly different. The pressure from these teeth can move other teeth especially those recently aligned through orthodontia (braces).

return to Pediatric Dentistry


Related Wisdom Teeth Articles

Wisdom Teeth - Dear Doctor Magazine Wisdom Teeth – To Be Or Not To Be
Facts you need to know about these curiously named teeth. They are so-called because a moderate amount of wisdom is supposedly achieved at about the same time these teeth typically make their appearance. This article will review the problems associated with wisdom teeth and whether or not they should be removed... Read Article

Removing Wisdom Teeth - Dear Doctor MagazineRemoving Wisdom Teeth
Removing wisdom teeth is a common treatment prevents major dental problems before they occur... Read Article

Cosmetic Dentistry - Dear Doctor Magazine A Simple Tooth Extraction?
From a procedural or professional standpoint, a simple extraction refers to removing a tooth in which the shape of the root or roots lends to easy removal... Read Article