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Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Teenage girlAny time your child is feeling pain or discomfort in the back of the jaw, it’s important to visit our office to make sure the wisdom teeth are not impacted. Here at Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we’ll use X-rays to determine the positioning of your child’s wisdom teeth, as well as detect any possible infection.

Impacted wisdom teeth with not only cause pain and discomfort, but they can also cause more serious problems such as cysts, infection, and tumors. In almost all cases, impacted wisdom teeth will need to be surgically removed. This is a very common, outpatient procedure, so please don’t be too alarmed if your child needs to have this oral surgery performed. Most of our patients are back to their normal routines within a day or two of their surgical procedure.

Because it’s impossible to tell if or when your child’s wisdom teeth will cause problems, some parents opt to have them removed before any problems are apparent. The surgery and healing time is quicker in younger patients, so adolescence is an ideal time to have your child’s wisdom teeth removed.

If your child is experiencing pain that may be caused by wisdom teeth, please let us know. We don’t want our patients to be in unnecessary pain and we’ll fit you in for an appointment as quickly as possible.

Here at Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in Firestone, Colorado, the health of your child’s smile is our top priority.

Posted on Jan 22, 2018
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