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Prevent Oral Health Issues with Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Laughing teenage girl with gorgeous smileYour third molars (more commonly known as “wisdom teeth”) are the last adult teeth to emerge into a person’s smile, usually arriving when someone is between the ages of 16 and 22. While this should be an exciting occasion, your child’s new wisdom teeth are likely to actually be the bearer of bad news instead. Today, a normal-sized mouth typically doesn't have enough room to properly contain these four extra teeth, which can lead to impaction (the teeth becoming partially or fully trapped under the gum line), dangerous overcrowding, and higher risks of infection.

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At Smile More Kidz, Tappan children's dentist, Dr. Tong will be sure to keep a close on your son or daughter's developing wisdom teeth with the help of X-rays. If our team determines that they’re likely to cause problems upon arrival, we may recommend extraction as a valuable preventive measure that can save children from unnecessary pain. During this process, we’ll do everything we can to help young patients feel calm, safe, and at ease.