As your child ages, their mouth goes through a wide variety of changes. Baby teeth erupt, permanent teeth take their place, and in some cases, additional teeth start to appear that their mouth cannot accommodate. For example, wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, can start to appear as early as 18 years of age and as late as 25. When they do appear, it’s very important that we pay close attention to them.
Alternatively, if your child starts to experience pain in the back of their mouth, it’s a possible sign that their erupting wisdom teeth are causing stress on their existing teeth, roots, and gum tissue. In this instance, the next best step is to schedule wisdom tooth removal with our office.
In our July newsletter, Blue Coast Dental recommends parents to have their child’s wisdom tooth removal scheduled during the summer months over any other time during the year, largely because it’s more convenient for you and your child. By the end of our newsletter, you’ll understand why now is the best time of the year to get your child’s wisdom tooth removal out of the way.