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Your Child's Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

Just when you think your child's teenage troubles are over, it happens – a new set of teeth start coming in. Called wisdom teeth, these troublemakers are a set of four teeth that pop up at the back of the jaw and start making themselves known around the age of 17 or 18.

If they're healthy and positioned properly, wisdom teeth are no problem. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth often need to be removed. In deciding whether to remove these late arrivals, your dentist will consider many factors, including:

To avoid these complications, it's best to have your children's wisdom teeth checked by your dentist. He'll let you know if they have enough room or if it's better to take them out before they cause problems.