Not all wisdom teeth need to be extracted – but some do. In many situations, it’s best to pull your child's wisdom teeth before they jeopardize their smile as a whole. If your child's wisdom teeth can cause damage to neighboring teeth, or cannot fully erupt, we may consider extraction.
Dr. Khattab often recommends our patients have their wisdom teeth removed during their late teenage years or early 20s. When the wisdom teeth are removed before reaching full maturity, they are smaller which often results in a less complicated surgery and shorter recovery time.
During the consultation, we will take a panoramic radiograph of your child's entire jaw, so we can see the size, location, and developmental stage of their wisdom teeth. At the earliest, wisdom teeth are typically removed in the mid-teen years.
Questions About Our Wisdom Teeth Extractions?
Call Lorton Town Dental today so Dr. Khattab can determine if your child's wisdom teeth need to come out!