Summer is the season for swimming, barbecues, vacations…and wisdom teeth removal? We’re betting that wisdom teeth extractions aren’t anywhere near the top of your list when it comes to things that remind you of summer, let alone what your teen wants to do in summer. The reality though is that summertime is a great time to get this dental procedure done. Here are a few reasons why:
No Missing Class or Activities
If your teen waits until the school year is in full swing to get their wisdom teeth removed, they’ll most likely have to miss a little bit of class or even some of their extracurricular activities to make it to their dentist appointment. Plus, there’s the additional time needed for recovery. Instead of risking them falling behind on schoolwork and having to catch up, it’s easier to get the treatment done when they don’t have any commitments to worry about.
Start the School Year Without Stress
Troublesome wisdom teeth can lead to some serious problems. For example, they can push against the surrounding teeth or they can open the door to infection, both of which can cause discomfort if not some serious pain. School can be stressful enough for teenagers without the added problem of an aching mouth, so it’s better to nip the problem in the bud ahead of time. That way, your teen can focus on their lessons and assignments, rather than deal with a distraction that could take away their success.
Aside from the benefits to your teen, summertime wisdom teeth removal could end up working better for you too as a parent. Since the season is a common time for people to take vacations, it may be easier for you to request time off work so you can help your child recover at home (depending on what kind of job you have that is). That way you’ll be able to keep an eye on them and make sure everything is A-OK.
Summer is winding down, so if you’re ready to book that wisdom teeth extraction, contact Atlantic Dental Partners today!