The growth of the wisdom teeth is an important part of the development of the mouth. Our third and final set of molars typically arrives during the later teen years into college. It is crucial at this time to set strict appointments for imagery so that your oral health provider has all the tools at their disposal. With proper x-rays, the location and speed of the growth of these new teeth can be identified.
If you are around this age, or if you are the parent of a teen, make the effort when it comes to your wisdom teeth. Improper development of these new structures can lead to serious concerns with alignment, when they push your teeth to the front of the mouth. This can create an unattractive smile that is hard to clean and may require an additional procedure to correct. In addition, the final set of molars may cause further issues with the jaw or inflict damage on the enamel.
When extraction is necessary to maintain a beautiful smile, Balboa Dental Surgery in Newport Beach, CA aims to address these teeth before they cause major damage. Take your adolescent dental care seriously!
Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?
Your last set of molars are leftover from a time when humans had sturdy wider jaws to eat raw meat. As we began to cook our food more, we lost the need for as much mass in the back of the jaw. While some of us are born without this set of teeth, others can experience dental problems due to their growth.
Unless we have the appropriate imagery, this development will occur right under your nose. It is worth it to take the time to properly know where these structures sit within your jaw. Otherwise, you could see serious damage to your smile!
What Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
If your dental care provider has advised you that it would be best to have your wisdom teeth removed, you may have some questions about the process. For some teens, this may be the first time they have been put under anesthesia and feel some anxiety about the prospect. Remember that this is a common procedure that can help you to have the best smile possible going forward. Trust in your oral health professionals and you can make it through.
It is important to follow all the guidelines that you have been given directly. Some of these may seem like they are not a big deal until it becomes serious. One example of this is the use of drinking straws. The rules are there for a reason, even if you think you can get around them!
Wisdom Tooth Extraction In Newport Beach, CA
Be prepared for the growth of your last set of molars. Give Dr. Hofkes at Balboa Dental Surgery a call at (949)630-0143 in Newport Beach, CA to schedule a consultation to determine your best course of action. We can walk you through the entire process!