I took my 14 yo to the dentist today b/c he was having some pain on the right side of his mouth and to our surprise, you could very clearly see all 4 of his wisdom teeth, fully formed on the x-ray, and trying to break through at a weird angle. I can't remember the exact age that I had to get mine removed but I know it was much older than 14. DH said he was 19 when his were removed.
Well, at least he gets it over with early! The dentist said that the earlier you have it done, the easier the recovery is b/c the roots haven't had a long to grow. I hope he's right.
Wow, I just read that scientists have discovered that stem cells can be harvested from wisdom teeth! How cool is that? But oh man, the cost! The place I just looked into showed these prices:
20 - Year Prepaid Storage OptionEnrollment and processing fee$ 630.00*20 years of service (25% discount a $600 savings)$ 1800.00 20-Year Total$ 2430.00
That's a tough decision!
Have any of your middle or high schoolers had to deal with wisom teeth yet?