3 Potential Dental Treatments for Your Child's Infected Wisdom Tooth That's Partly Erupted
Wisdom teeth are technically the third molars and used for the final grinding of food—if the tooth even erupts in the first place. The wisdom teeth are notoriously difficult in that the molars often don't erupt or fail to erupt properly and cause issues. A partly erupted wisdom tooth in your child's mouth can cause the infection to spread elsewhere in the surrounding soft tissue, bone, and second molars. Your children's dentist will need to treat the tooth before extracting it to prevent further damage.