Common Dental Treatments for Teens

Common Dental Treatments for Teens By Danny O'Keefe D.D.S. on May 29, 2012

Teenagers have a number of dental care needs, especially once all of their permanent teeth are in and adulthood approaches. In a way, teenage dental care is very similar to the dental care needs of adults. When you meet with a skilled Jackson cosmetic dentist, you will be able to discuss the various dental health concerns that teenagers face in full detail. We'd like to just briefly go over these matters right now so you have some understanding of what to expect.

Teenagers and Their Dental Health Needs

Essentially teens have the same dental health concerns as adults, which means looking at the health and strength of the teeth as well as the soft tissues in the mouth. Teens will uniquely face a few issues related to tooth alignment and the appearance of wisdom teeth, however. Let's look at these various matters in brief right now.

Basic Dental Care and Diagnostics

When you meet with our cosmetic dentist in Flowood, we will be sure to perform basic check ups and cleanings as usual. This means deep cleaning, full examinations, x-rays and other diagnostic treatments, and so on. This is a good way to identify immediate dental health problems and also help prevent future dental health problems.

Orthodontics and Tooth Alignment

Once all of your child's permanent teeth are in, it's very likely that orthodontic treatment will be considered. This is especially helpful if there are issues with crooked teeth or issues with the alignment of their teeth. Whether dealing with a crossbite, an underbite, or an overbite, there is a solution available.

Cosmetic Dentistry and Teens

Though teens are not as likely to have major aesthetic problems due to their relatively young age, cosmetic treatments are available to help enhance the appearance of the smile. This means undergoing Jackson teeth whitening to brighten smiles, applying porcelain veneers to make smiles pristine, and the use of bonding materials to help mask chips and cracks.

Monitoring Wisdom Teeth

As a teen reaches early adulthood, wisdom teeth often emerge. This is an extra set of rear molars that sprout up on the upper and lower rows of teeth. If they grow in crooked, this can compress and impact the adjacent teeth. It's important that the wisdom teeth be removed in order to prevent discomfort. Using the latest in dental care technology, we will be able to monitor and address such issues with wisdom teeth.

Advanced Therapies for Dental Care

Not all dental problems will be simple, which is why we will also be able to perform advanced dental treatments in order to meet the needs of patients. These may be involved rehabilitative dental therapies, or complicated multi-step procedures to help restore dental health and appearance.

Contact Us to Learn More About Dental Care Treatments

If you would like more information about the various dental health needs of you or your teenage child, we encourage you to contact our cosmetic dentistry center serving Jackson today. Our entire team looks forward to discussing all of these matters with you in full detail so you have a good understanding of the dental care issues ahead.