Wisdom teeth extraction, also known as third molar extraction, is a common dental procedure performed to remove the third set of molars located at the back of the mouth. These teeth, called wisdom teeth, typically emerge during late adolescence or early adulthood and can often cause various dental issues due to their size, positioning, and potential for impaction.
By the age of 18 to 25 years, the average adult has 32 teeth. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine, and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth (molar teeth) are used to grind food suitable for swallowing.
At East Coast Pediatric Dentistry, we believe that a healthy smile begins with preventive care. Our specialized team of pediatric dental professionals is dedicated to providing your child with the best start for a lifetime of optimal oral health.
Preventative dentistry is the cornerstone of maintaining your child’s dental well-being. By addressing potential issues early and fostering good oral hygiene habits, we can help your child avoid dental problems and ensure a confident, healthy smile.
Regular Check-ups: We recommend regular check-ups to monitor your child’s oral development, catch any concerns early, and provide guidance for proper dental care at home.
Dental Cleanings: Professional cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup, helping to prevent cavities and gum disease.
Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride strengthens teeth and helps prevent tooth decay. We offer fluoride treatments to give your child’s teeth extra protection.
Dental Sealants: Sealants provide a protective barrier against cavities by sealing the grooves and crevices of molars, making them easier to clean.
Oral Health Education: We educate both parents and children on the importance of good oral hygiene practices, including proper brushing, flossing, and a balanced diet.
At East Coast Surgical Clinic, we’re not just your child’s dental care providers; we’re their partners in building a foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Contact us today to schedule your child’s preventative care appointment and ensure their oral health journey begins on the right path. Your child’s smile is our priority!