Even if your son or daughter practices proper dental hygiene and has no known problems, it’s important to schedule regular exams at Bay Area Kids Dentist. One reason for this is so we can keep an eye on wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth usually come in during the late teens or early twenties. If one but is blocked by the adjacent tooth, it becomes impacted.
This can cause a variety of issues:
- It may become inflamed
- It may become painful
- It may trap particles of food that lead to tooth decay or gum disease
It’s difficult to clean partially-erupted wisdom teeth. Since they have a high risk of tooth decay, we pay special attention to them.
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