While school is just getting back into session, it is never too early to consider when you’ll have your child’s wisdom teeth removed if you’ve been told that they need to come out. Many parents feel that summer vacation is the perfect time to have this procedure completed.
By choosing to have your child’s wisdom teeth removed during the summer, you won’t have to worry about him missing school or extracurricular activities, as he’ll likely have more time on his hands.
Summer Wisdom Teeth Removal Will Give You Time to Deal with Possible Complications
In most cases, your child’s wisdom teeth will be completed without any issues, and your child should feel better in just a couple of days. However, like with any other dental surgery, there is a small risk for developing complications with wisdom tooth extraction. By pursuing the procedure during summer break, your child will be able to deal with complications like infection without getting behind in school. Infections can usually be cleared up with antibiotics, but the swelling that they produce can prolong your child’s recovery period.
Your Family Will Have More Free Time during the Summer
Wisdom teeth removal will involve a recovery period, and while your child will need to take time off for a few days, you’ll also need to take a day or two off of work. Your child will be put under anesthetic during the procedure and will need a responsible adult to stay at the oral surgery center and to drive him home. Like their kids, parents often feel that it is easier to take time off during the summer months.
Wisdom tooth extraction will protect your child form a variety of dental problems, but it is obvious that scheduling this procedure at a convenient time will be important to families. Choosing to schedule surgery during summer vacation will give your child the opportunity to have the procedure and recover before he has to return to school.
Please contact us if you have any questions about your child’s wisdom teeth.