Dental Care in Those in Tampa, Homosassa Springs, Winter Haven, Spring Hill, Brooksville & Neighboring Areas
Ensuring that your teen receives proper dental care is essential during this developmental stage in their life. Oftentimes teenagers’ teeth will begin to shift, initiating the need for braces or wisdom teeth extraction procedure. Either way, your dentist at Dental Associates of Florida will provide excellent care for your children, teens included. Understanding how adolescence affects the mouth and the body will ultimately make for an excellent dental care professional. Our dentists are widely experienced with determining the best care for teenagers and know how to spot upcoming issues that will present themselves down the road. This phase of life is imperative to lay down a healthy and solid oral health foundation. Before your teen leaves the nest, it’s nice to know that they are prepared to take care of their teeth and overall health efficiently.
If your teen requires wisdom teeth extraction, we will ensure that they receive the best dental care available. Most teenagers will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, making this a very routine and typical surgery for teens and young adults alike. Your dentist will recommend that the procedure happen at a precise time, so the tooth removal is as seamless as possible. He or she will not usually recommend leaving extra molars in the mouth, as they can create damage to the neighboring teeth and cause pain. Some of the problems that may arise when wisdom teeth are impacted include:
- Pain when growing in
- Overcrowding of the teeth causing unwanted shifting
- Bacteria and plaque formation, causing cavities, disease or infection
If your teen’s wisdom teeth aren’t impacted and have plenty of room to grow in, they will not require additional dental care. Many people can live with their new set of molars, but it’s very common to have them removed regardless. If you decide to forgo a wisdom teeth removal procedure, your child will still need to maintain their daily preventative dental routine. Flossing, brushing and rinsing with fluoride are extremely recommended and will help to decrease any need for additional trips to the dentist office.
Whether your teen needs their wisdom teeth removed or not, it’s best practice to have their mouth examined by a dentist at least twice a year. Dental Associates of Florida is known for our excellent dental care, and we are proud to be serving those in Tampa, Homosassa Springs, Winter Haven, Spring Hill, Brooksville and the neighboring areas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for you or your teen.