School just let out and your children are probably planning a summer of fun. However, did you know that summer break is also an ideal time to have your child’s wisdom teeth removed?
While your teenager might not want to hear this news, summer break is a great time for wisdom tooth extraction if you are able to schedule the surgery during the summer months. Understandably, some patients will need to have their wisdom teeth removed on a more emergency basis throughout the year due to the pain and discomfort wisdom teeth can cause – but, if you are able to postpone the surgery until summer break, we recommend doing so!
After a wisdom tooth extraction, there is a necessary period of recovery. During the school year, this could mean a few days or even a week of missed classes and extracurricular events. By scheduling the surgery during the summer, kids don’t have to miss school and can instead concentrate on resting and recovering without the stress of missed assignment and playing catch-up when they return.
If your child is in his or her late teens and thinking about college, now is the time to plan wisdom teeth removal if your dentist thinks it’s necessary. The last thing you want to deal with in your child’s first year or so of college is a panicked phone call that he or she is in terrible pain from wisdom teeth crowding or eruption. Scheduling the wisdom teeth removal before college can save everyone in the family the headaches of dealing with the situation when the child is away at college.
Need more information about wisdom teeth extraction? Or, think you may want to schedule wisdom teeth removal for this summer? Contact DentaLux today to discuss options with our experienced and caring dental team.