Wisdom teeth removal is a common and safe procedure, but it is still a surgical operation. When it comes to choosing the proper location and surgeon for your child, you should feel like you have the information necessary to make the right decision. At [practice_name], we have extensive experience with treating children and young adults. We will be with you every step of the way to explain every step of your child’s care, including:
- All anesthesia options available.
- Information for home care and after-hours contact protocol.
- Developing a custom surgical strategy.
- Timing of the procedure to ensure an easy recovery.
The cost of the procedure depends on factors like the number of teeth to remove, level of impaction, type of anesthesia, etc. Each case is unique, but we will discuss all factors with you ahead of time to best determine your cost and which aspects of the procedure may be covered by your insurance.
In short: No. Waiting to remove wisdom teeth can lead to complications like infection, pain, damage to neighboring teeth, misalignment, and occasionally, cysts or tumors. Because the roots of wisdom teeth are not fully formed between the ages of 15-25, it is considered best practice to have them removed at this time.
Every surgical procedure comes with the risk of complications, but advances in medical knowledge and surgical technique mean that these are exceedingly rare — and even more so if the procedure is performed at an early age. Some of the complications inherent to third molar removal are nerve injury, fractures and injury to the jaw joint. Dr. [dr_last] and Dr. [dr_last2] will discuss these in detail at your consultation.