Early Adult Tooth Growth FAQs
What will happen if I leave my child’s early adult tooth untreated?
More often than not, early adult teeth do not lead to any serious health issues, and may not need more treatment than a regular check-up at the dentist. Your dentist would monitor your child’s permanent teeth eruption to ensure your child’s oral and dental health.
Do early adult teeth need to be removed?
Each instance of early adult tooth growth would be examined on a case-by-case basis; but generally speaking, the need for an adult tooth extraction is low.
How is my child’s health affected by early adult tooth growth?
We have good news! Early eruption of adult teeth isn’t a “dental problem sentence” for the rest of your child’s life. If these early adult teeth cause problems, we can perform simple, straightforward dental procedures to fix the issue and restore your child’s dental health.
My child has Special Needs and has trouble at the dentist. Can you still treat their early adult tooth growth?
In most cases, we can perform basic dental x-rays, exams, and cleanings for children who have Special Needs. Our Charlottesville cavity dentists are experienced and enjoy working with kids who have Special Needs, including kids with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, children on the Autism Spectrum, and children who deal with dental anxiety.
We’ll do our best to help your child relax so they can receive the dental care they need. In some cases, we will recommend nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or other sedation dentistry options.