When your kids are very little, your goal is to keep their smiles healthy and to somehow get them to brush their teeth without being told. Then they get older and one day … they’re teenagers! You think you’re out of the woods when it comes to their dental care but then you remember: They’re going to get wisdom teeth and they may require wisdom teeth removal! However, you’re not entirely sure how to approach this issue. As you may have already recognized, our Silver City, NM team can explain just what you need to know.

You Won’t Worry About It Until They’re Teenagers

As mentioned, you’re not going to need to really start thinking too much about your kids’ wisdom teeth and the potential for wisdom teeth removal until they’re in their teens. Wisdom teeth are frequently extracted in one’s late teens or early twenties (because they don’t show up before then). Can they grow in without any problems, without impaction, etc.? Of course. They won’t always need removal. They definitely won’t need it until your children are finishing high school or beyond!

We Will Recognize Concerns During Checkups

You don’t need to ask your kids questions about how their smiles feel or know anything magical about third molars. All that is required of you in order to remain informed regarding wisdom teeth development and whether wisdom teeth removal may become necessary: Schedule your children’s dental cleanings and checkups. It is during checkups that we will use digital imaging to track the growth of those teeth. We can then talk with you about whether they can stay put or if they need to be extracted.

You May Come To Us For Extractions!

If we determine that your child needs wisdom teeth removal (this could be due to impaction, teeth that are going to erupt at an odd angle that can injure other teeth, or even teeth that are too hard to care for), you can come to us! We offer dental extractions, so you may enjoy all of your child’s dental care under our one roof.

Learn All About Addressing Your Child’s Wisdom Teeth

When you’re not sure about how to judge when or if it’s time to remove your child’s wisdom teeth, remember that we are here to guide you! To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.