As a parent, you want the best for your child. That goes for things like encouraging good eating habits, homework help, and lots of hugs. When it comes to a healthy smile, you probably know some home care practices for dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly and twice-yearly visits to your family dentist in Grand Prairie, TX create a great foundation of oral health. When it comes to concerns about wisdom teeth, we don’t want those questions to keep you up at night.
We Can Watch for Signs of Trouble
Wisdom teeth are also called third molars, and they generally begin to emerge between about ages 17 and 22. When your child is very small, we still want to see them regularly for appointments, but in most cases there is no need to be concerned about wisdom teeth in young children. At every appointment, our trusted team will have their eyes on things, to alert you of any cause for concern.
See Us Regularly for X-rays for Your Child
Our trusted team can use dental technology like digital X-rays to monitor teeth and jaw structures as they develop. Digital X-rays give very little exposure to radiation, and allow us to track what’s going on out of sight, underneath the gums. If your family should move over the years, digital X-rays also make it easy to exchange the most up-to-date information, to avoid having to repeat procedures unnecessarily.
Bring Your Wisdom Tooth Concerns to Us
Perhaps you have a family history of wisdom teeth that come in too late, too early, or in the wrong position. Maybe a friend shared an unpleasant experience. For some families, the potential expense can be a concern, which is why we can help you file your insurance, or discuss financing options. Will wisdom teeth upset previous orthodontic work? Is it painful? Will my child need to travel to have wisdom teeth removed? Whatever your concerns, we can discuss them, and offer advice and solutions to maintain your child’s comfortable smile.
We Know Wisdom Teeth, So You Can Worry Less
Some young adults experience no wisdom teeth issues, and some have minor troubles. In other cases, we can alert you in advance if we see signs of serious overcrowding or an impacted (blocked) tooth that may need surgical extraction. To learn more, schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith and our team by calling Pecan Tree Dental in Grand Prairie, TX, today at (972) 262-5111.