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When your child reaches her teenage years, you will likely hear about other teenagers and young adults having their wisdom teeth removed. While some people may never need wisdom teeth removal, most will begin discussing this procedure around ages 16-18. Visit your dentistto learn more about your child’s wisdom teeth near Renton.

Watch the video for a comprehensive explanation about how wisdom teeth can affect your dental health. Wisdom teeth are a set of third molars that can aid in chewing, if they erupt in the mouth correctly. Often, wisdom teeth grow sideways and may become trapped under the gum. When this occurs, a dentist will usually recommend a wisdom tooth extraction to relieve pain and to prevent future infections that might occur. This is a routine procedure done in a dentist’s or oral surgeon’s office.