With Winter break fast approaching, now is the time to schedule you or your child’s wisdom teeth removal. Wisdom teeth can greatly affect your dental health and should be removed as soon as your dentist recommends their removal. There are plenty of reasons for you to go and see your North Texas dentist during the holiday break, and HomeTown Dental has a great explanation as to why.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that grow in during your adolescence and early adulthood. The majority of people need to have them removed to avoid future dental problems associated with the alignment of your teeth. A digital x-ray from your dentist at HomeTown Dental can show you how far your wisdom teeth have grown in, at what angle they are growing in at and if it’s time to have them removed.

When Do I Need to Get Them Removed?

If your dentist recommends wisdom teeth removal, act sooner rather than later. The quicker you do the procedure, the easier the removal and recovery will go. Recovery tends to take a few weeks, and you should take plenty of time off to deal with swelling and blood clots. Be sure to maintain your recovery routine to prevent infection and speed up the recovery process.

Why Get Them Out during Winter Break?

Many people have extended time off from work and school during the winter, making it the ideal time to have your wisdom teeth removed. Rather than taking time off, it’s much easier to find time during the holidays. Taking time off from school can put your child behind in their classes and can rush the recovery process. The best recovery is one that isn’t rushed.

Don’t let wisdom teeth ruin your holiday pictures. Getting your wisdom teeth removed early and giving yourself plenty of time to rest is perfect for winter. Find a HomeTown Dental location near you, and schedule an appointment today.

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