We tend to put labels on the important points in our life. This transitions to the joys of childhood. Our grinning faces cause our parents to return it with just as much joy. But as time goes by, we gain maturity. This wisdom coincides with adulthood. And of course, we then move into middle age and our golden years.
But we often forget that these labels apply to medical conditions as well. The teeth we gain as a baby are known as baby teeth. As we lose our baby teeth in childhood more permanent replacements come in. As we transition into the wisdom of adulthood we also gain our wisdom teeth. Or, it might be better to say that this is how we expect things to occur.
We all have stumbling blocks as we walk through life. We’re all quite aware of that fact as well. It’s a rare person who doesn’t have a story or two about issues he had while growing up. But we speak quite a bit less often about how our teeth might have similar issues. However, it’s just as likely for our teeth to have growth issues.
What makes things even more difficult is the fact that many of these changes are happening in ways that aren’t very obvious. It’s very difficult for children to tell their parents that something is wrong with their teeth. The kids simply don’t have much room for comparison. Their teeth are in a constant state of change at that point. And it’s nearly impossible for them to really be aware of what’s happening with their teeth or gums. They might be able to note some of the more obvious issues. But even something as blatant as pain isn’t always as descriptive as it would be in an adult. A … Read More