If you’re the parent of a teenager, you may have thought about having their wisdom teeth removed at some point. It’s a rather common procedure for kids in their mid-to-late teens, and it’s often performed to prevent overcrowding as part of a comprehensive treatment plan before or after orthodontics.
Your friends at Bayou Dental Group can perform a safe, effective wisdom tooth extraction so your child can have a healthy smile and full function of their mouth in time for the holidays. Since many schools schedule some kind of short break during the fall season, this could be the ideal time to get this procedure out of the way!
It Might Be Time For A Wisdom Teeth Removal
Every step should be taken to save your natural teeth for as long as possible.
But the rules are a little bit different when it comes to wisdom teeth.
These are a third set of molars all the way in the back of your mouth. Once upon a time, they were necessary for chewing, but as we’ve evolved, our diets have changed, and we just don’t need them like we used to.
That doesn’t mean they should always be removed. If there isn’t a problem with their position, how they’re erupting, or there’s plenty of room in your mouth for them, it may be fine to just leave them alone.
But it’s common for wisdom teeth to create much more trouble than they’re actually worth.
We might recommend removing them if:
- Your wisdom teeth are impacted.
- They overcrowd and push other teeth out of position.
- They’re decayed or infected.
- They pose a risk for future oral health complications.
Even if none of those problems exist, it’s still worth thinking about whether to take a proactive step and have your wisdom teeth extracted. That’s because for many people, they’re so far back and hard to reach, that keeping them clean will always be a challenge. It’s not easy to floss those areas in your mouth as easily as all your other teeth, for example.
Talk to us if you’re concerned about your wisdom teeth, and we can evaluate your needs and help you decide if an extraction is the right choice.
Extracting Wisdom Teeth Is Easy For Us!
With years of training and experience, our dentists are highly-skilled, compassionate experts. That’s one of the reasons we’re able to offer patients the convenience of oral surgery services right here in our Monroe office!
We invest in the latest technology, such as digital X-rays and a CT scanner, so we can plan and perform your surgical procedures with cutting-edge precision and optimize successful outcomes.
You can also trust that we will be gentle and accommodating so that even the most fearful patients can feel calm, relaxed, and comfortable. If you’re concerned about oral surgery, talk to us about our dental sedation options!
Schedule Your Procedure
We can determine if your wisdom teeth are posing any risks to your dental health, arrange your procedure if it’s necessary, and ensure a smooth and comfortable experience.
We’re here to make sure you have full, comfortable oral function and a healthy, beautiful smile for the holidays!