Summertime is in full swing, and you’ve probably got plenty of fun things planned this season. But if your dentist has recently informed you that you’re going to need your wisdom teeth removed, have you considered taking care of that during the summer? Despite what you might think, summertime is actually the ideal time to begin the wisdom tooth extraction process! Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about four of the reasons why summer is a very opportune time to have your wisdom teeth removed.
1. There’s More Flexibility in Your Schedule
Summertime is filled with longer weekends, extra PTO days, and fun-filled trips and vacations! During all this extra time off, you can easily schedule some time to have your wisdom teeth extracted! You’ll be able to find an appointment window that’s convenient for both you and your dentist. Also, you certainly won’t be the only one out of the office or school—plenty of people take advantage of their summer schedule to take care of things like wisdom tooth extraction.
2. You Can Still Enjoy All Your Favorite Summertime Snacks
After having your wisdom teeth extracted, it’s important to adhere to a soft-food diet during the days immediately following your procedure. Conveniently, many summertime staples are delicious, cold, and don’t require much chewing at all! Things like ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies, yogurt, applesauce, and more are all excellent options that won’t cause any issues for your extraction sites.
3. The Summer Sun Aids with Recovery
Any oral surgery is going to have a recovery period—and no matter how minor or major the procedure is, it’s important that your healing isn’t interrupted or delayed! That said, the summer sun can actually assist your body with the healing process. Sunlight is an incredible source of vitamin D, a mineral that is crucial for your body’s overall wellness. Not to mention, the fresh air and warm rays will lift your mood and improve your tan!
4. You’ll Have Plenty of Time to Heal Up
Another great reason to consider having your wisdom teeth extracted during the summer is that it will give your extraction sites plenty of time to heal up! By the time fall rolls around and we begin to enter the cooler autumn and winter months, your mouth will be properly healed. Plus, if you do experience any complications during your healing process, your dentist will have plenty of time to address them.
Having your wisdom teeth removed isn’t a big deal at all—it’s something that most people must undergo. That said, consider the benefits of having the procedure carried out during the summertime; it’s undeniably convenient and will give your smile the best chance for a smooth recovery.
About the Practice
Roman Dental proudly serves patients and families in the Houston area under the leadership of Dr. Roman Kotlarek! Dr. Kotlarek received his dental doctorate from the University of Texas Health and Science Center in San Antonio and is a member of several professional organizations including the Texas Dental Association and the American Dental Association, and he’s also a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. If you have any questions for Dr. Kotlarek or would like to schedule a visit, feel free to contact his practice online or by phone: (281) 920-4200.