Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, and are located at the very back of the mouth. Our office recommends early evaluation of emerging wisdom teeth, ideally between 16 – 19 years old, because recovery time for children in this age range is typically significantly less than for adults. Also, wisdom teeth which are removed early have less developed roots and can lead to fewer complications.
Our evaluation consists of a x-ray to check the presence and alignment of wisdom teeth. We understand that your child will not be thrilled to undergo removal of their wisdom teeth but we communicate that removal now saves potential problems and a more complicated, painful experience in having them removed as an adult.