Third Molars, also known as wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt in the mouth. Often times, these teeth only partially come in and can affect a patient’s dental health. They can damage the healthy adjacent molars causing decay, loss of bone or gum problems. If the wisdom teeth remain impacted and not fully erupted, they can develop cysts within the jawbone.
When the jaw is too small to accommodate normal third molars, it is common for a patient to feel pain, discomfort and possible swelling. The best course of action is the surgical removal of wisdom teeth. Most wisdom teeth can be removed here in our office with the use of local anesthetic, combined with optional secondary means of sedation.
Invisalign® is a series of clear aligners worn 22 hours a day that move teeth in a similar fashion as traditional braces. These sequential aligners move the teeth to their ideal position. A consultation is needed to evaluate if the patient is a good candidate for Teen Invisalign® at our office.
We will identify and recommend braces when it is the right time.
Your child may be referred to an Orthodontist for the following reasons:
Early or late loss of baby teeth
Congenitally missing teeth or impacted teeth
An oral habit such as finger sucking or tongue thrusting
Crowded, misplaced, spaced, or blocked-out teeth
Teeth that meet in an abnormal position or do not meet at all
Jaws that shift, protrude or retrude
When your child participates in sports or recreational activities, injuries can occur. If the activity can involve trauma to the face or mouth, it is important to protect your child’s smile. A properly fitted mouthguard is recommended to help prevent broken teeth, and injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw.
Tooth Whitening is a safe and effective way to enhance the brightness of natural teeth. The lifespan of whitened teeth can range from a few months up to 1 year, depending on the type of treatment and consumption of food or drinks that can stain teeth.
A consultation is needed to evaluate the type of teeth whitening delivery system that is best for each patient.