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6 Reasons to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth This Summer

impacted wisdom teethIf you need your wisdom teeth removed, you’re not alone. At least 10 million third molars are extracted annually. If you’ve been delaying your procedure until you have more flexibility in your schedule, don’t wait any longer. Summer is the ideal opportunity for the extractions. Here are 6 reasons it’s the best time to see your dentist.

1. Summer Vacations

Many homes across America use summer as an opportunity to take vacations, so you won’t be the only person out of the office. Instead of taking a big trip, invest the time off in your oral health. You won’t have to worry about missing work, school, or paychecks when using your vacation time for your procedure and recovery.

2. Plenty of Time for Relaxing

Many patients recover from their procedure in 1-2 weeks. During this time, you’ll need to relax to allow your body to heal. Summer offers the perfect weather and temperatures for sitting outside on the patio with a good book or laying by the pool soaking up the sun while you recover. Not to mention, research shows sitting outside and fresh air can aid healing, so you can get to feeling better quicker.

3. Watch Your Favorite Movies

Many blockbuster movies are released during summer. With a few days off work, you can head to the theaters to catch the latest flicks. If you’d rather stay at home to beat the heat, you can binge-watch your favorite shows or check out a new series on Netflix.

4. Plenty of Help

Friends and family tend to spend more time together during the warmer months, so you’ll have people ready to help you during the first couple of days after your procedure while also spending time with those you love. With someone by your side for company, the days will fly by, and you’ll get back to your usual routine soon.

5. Summer Treats

You’ll need to stick to softer foods for the first few days after your extractions. Summer is well-known for many yummy and frosty treats, like smoothies, yogurt, cold soups. As your mouth heals, you can resume your normal diet, so you won’t have to miss out on your favorites at the next family barbeque.

6. Maximize Your Dental Insurance

We are already halfway through the year, which means you’re running out of time to use your dental insurance. On average, less than 3% of Americans meet their annual limits. Don’t throw money down the drain. Your dentist will help you maximize your insurance policy to lower the amount you’ll need to pay for your treatment.

Don’t wait to schedule your wisdom tooth removal. Embrace the chance to improve your oral health, so you can focus on more important matters this summer.

About Dr. Greg Ritchie

Dr. Ritchie earned his dental degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center and has completed advanced training in many specialties, like dental implants, sedation dentistry, and tooth extractions. With over 18 years of experience, he can safely extract your wisdom teeth. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.


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