School is back in session, and before you know it, the holidays will be here. If you have a child with impacted wisdom teeth, it’s wise to schedule an appointment with your periodontist before the busy holiday season hits in full force. Here are three reasons to have your child’s wisdom teeth removed before the holidays.
The holidays are always busy, so it’s wise to schedule your child’s appointment now, before things get too hectic. Getting it out of the way now will also ensure that our child has an enjoyable, pain-free holiday season.
When the jaw doesn’t have enough space for the wisdom teeth to grow in properly, the teeth can sometimes grow in at the wrong angle or never break through the gums. When the teeth can’t break through the gums at all, they are referred to as fully impacted. Teeth that break through the gums only partially are referred to as partially impacted.
When a wisdom tooth is partially impacted, it can cause a gap between it and the tooth in front of it. Food can become trapped in this gap and tooth infection can develop. Tooth infections can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including:
Impacted and partially impacted wisdom teeth can be very painful. Make sure your child is able to enjoy the holidays pain-free by scheduling your appointment today.
Even if a wisdom tooth comes in straight and doesn’t develop an infection, most kids’ mouths simply aren’t big enough to support the extra teeth. Failing to get your child’s wisdom teeth pulled out could lead to crowding of the teeth that might require orthodontic intervention.
There’s no better time than now to take care of your child’s teeth. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephen Strout, call Advanced Periodontics and Implant Surgery.