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Is Thanksgiving Break the Ideal Time for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Having your wisdom teeth removed in high school or college can seem like an unpleasant experience. Still, there are many reasons to have them removed when you are younger, including faster healing, less invasive surgery, and fewer complications. If you or your child’s schedule is packed with schooling and activities, the ideal time to have their wisdom teeth removed may be over Thanksgiving break.

You Won’t Miss School Work

Oral surgery requires taking a few days off to rest and recover. By removing your wisdom teeth over the Thanksgiving break, you can avoid missing class time. The impact on your studies is reduced, and you won’t have to “play catch-up” later. Most young adults are fully healed within a week, just in time to return to class after the long holiday weekend.

Delicious Foods You Can Eat

After wisdom teeth extraction, you are on a soft diet for a few days to give your mouth time to heal. Fortunately, you can still enjoy many delicious food options over Thanksgiving, including mashed potatoes, yams, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and even finely shredded turkey. You don’t have to miss out on enjoying a complete Thanksgiving feast; you just have to be careful about which foods you choose. Having so many options makes it easier to avoid the wrong foods.

Kick Back and Relax

Thanksgiving is a low-stress holiday compared to the many festivities surrounding Christmas. It’s a low-key time when you can kick back with a book, game system, or movie and relax without feeling guilty. Pillows and a blanket on the couch are a great way to recover from wisdom teeth extraction, especially when the season is gearing up with great holiday movies and specials.

You’re Fully Healed for Christmas and Summer Break

If you need your wisdom teeth removed, you can only put it off for so long without suffering consequences such as pain and infection. Removing them over the Thanksgiving break makes sense for most students and young adults. You have time to recover and be ready for Christmas or Hanukkah without pain and can fully enjoy the final holidays of the year without worrying about surgery on the horizon. As a bonus, your summer will be free without having to languish inside while everyone else is enjoying the sunshine.

Dental Insurance Benefits

Dental insurance often covers some of the cost of wisdom teeth removal, particularly if the teeth are impacted. However, dental coverage doesn’t carry over from one year to the next. If you have dental benefits you have yet to use, now is the time. Having your wisdom teeth removed over Thanksgiving break is one way to take advantage of the full benefits of your dental coverage for this year before they disappear on January 1st.

To schedule wisdom teeth removal over the Thanksgiving break, please get in touch with us at Alaska Oral Surgery Group Office Phone Number 907-278-5678 to discuss a convenient time for oral surgery.

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