When your child’s tooth takes a hard knock
A child's tooth can be easily knocked out by a fall or a sports accident. Here's what you should know if it happens to your child. My child's tooth was knocked out. What should I do? First, examine the child’s mouth to assess the injury. If it seems to be more serious than a knocked-out tooth, consider going to the hospital so a physician can examine the child’s face, mouth and gums. If the injury is limited to a knocked-out or loose tooth, call your dentist. What if a baby t
Is it wise to remove wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are no different than other teeth except that they are the last to erupt, or grow, into the mouth. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are just as useful as any other tooth if they grow in properly and have healthy gum tissue around them. Often, however, problems develop when the teeth grow in, and removal may be required. Wisdom teeth may be impacted, or unable to erupt, and can cause problems such as infection or cyst formation. Wisdom teeth may only part