Wisdom teeth removal is a common practice in pediatric dentistry. Teenagers are often subject to wisdom teeth removal because this age is when the teeth typically erupt. As you see in the short video, wisdom teeth should usually be removed to avoid potential infections and pain.
Dentists will often recommend wisdom teeth removal because there is not enough room in the patient’s mouth for the extra teeth, or they have not erupted fully. If a tooth has not erupted enough, it can create a pocket in which food and bacteria will collect. This can lead to infection and tooth decay if not removed soon.
You can find your children’s dentist near Austin, TX at Austin Dental Specialty Group. Call our dentists at (512) 961-3553 to learn more about pediatric dentistry and find your family dentist today.