Swimming, Sun, Popsicles, and Wisdom Teeth! Why Summer is the Best Time for Wisdom Teeth Removal.
No more homework, late-night study sessions or 10-page papers. Summer break is finally upon us! Chances are your teen is ready for lazy days of sleeping in and vegging out on the couch to recuperate from the exhausting school year. But before they’re in that leisurely state of mind, this might be the best time to consider wisdom teeth extraction. Dr. Hudson performs many wisdom teeth extractions on his teenaged-patients throughout the school year and has learned that summertime is prime time for this type of procedure.
What are wisdom teeth and why do they need to be removed?
Wisdom teeth are the third and last set of molars. They typically erupt in the late teen years to early twenties. Because most people’s mouths don’t have the room to accommodate this last set of teeth, they often encounter spacing and crowding issues that can lead to impaction and infections. For these reasons, many people choose to have their wisdom teeth extracted.
Why is summertime the best time for wisdom teeth removal?
With the hustle and bustle of the school year behind you, summertime is the ideal time for your teen to have their wisdom teeth removed. Doing so during summer break negates the need for your teen to miss multiple days of school and will allow them adequate time to rest and recover from surgery. Your teen will likely start to feel better in just a few of days. However, much like any other surgery, there’s always the risk for complications. Scheduling the procedure over summer break means that you’ll have extra time to handle any potential complications that may arise without it impacting your teen's school schedule. You’ll also have extra time to accommodate follow-up appointments if they are necessary.
While it may not be the smashing start to their summer break your teen is hoping for, scheduling their wisdom teeth extraction early on means your teen will get to enjoy the best of their break pain-free. And you’ll still be able to squeeze in that family vacation with time to spare. If your teen is ready to have their wisdom teeth removed, call our office today at 888-724-7986 to schedule the procedure.