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WISDOM TEETH (3RD MOLARS)

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).

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