Medically Reviewed By Dr. Redlinger

Summer is a great time to get things done! It’s also a great time to get those medical appointments done for your kids while they’re not in school. Which is why we at Reno Tahoe Oral Surgery believe it’s the best time of year to get your teen’s wisdom teeth removed. 

Let’s walk you through the process:

What are wisdom teeth?

First, let’s explain what wisdom teeth are and why we remove them. 

Wisdom teeth grow in the back part of your jaw. Most people have four of them, one in each corner of the mouth.

The reason wisdom teeth become a dental issue is because most people don’t have room in their mouths for these four massive sets of teeth.

As wisdom teeth start to come in, they can cause dental issues and damage to other teeth or, worse, the mouth. This causes overcrowding in the mouth which can cause severe jaw pain and teeth to crowd together.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

All of the above may be alarming to tell your teen. 

However, we at Reno Tahoe Oral Surgery Center pride ourselves on being the premier wisdom teeth extraction center.

Our goal is to get your teen in-and-out of the extraction in roughly 45 minutes for both preoperative and postoperative care.

We also leave time to talk with you (the parents) about the recovery process after the surgery is over.

The reason why Summer is a great time to get your teen’s wisdom teeth removed is there’s plenty of time for tooth extraction aftercare.

It doesn’t have to be dreadful either.  Your teen can still do fun Summer activities such as:

  • Relaxing on the couch and recovering at home.
  • Enjoying cold smoothies and/or ice cream during recovery.
  • Going to the cold movie theater, but skipping the popcorn.
  • Relaxing at the beach or enjoying a nice day hike. (Nothing better than recovery in the sun!)
  • Not having to be at any school events or inside a classroom during recovery.
  • Less stressful time of the year!

While getting your wisdom teeth out sounds scary to some kids, there’s many benefits to getting it done sooner rather than later. 

If you have any questions about wisdom teeth or want to schedule an appointment for wisdom teeth removal, connect with us today.