You know that they’re called wisdom teeth because these final molars show up last, later in your life, when you’re just entering adulthood and have gained so much more insight! However, while you may feel like quite the knowledgeable sage, it’s very possible you aren’t making the wisest choices in terms of what to do with that final set of molars in your smile! To help you feel certain that you’re selecting plans for yourself that will allow you to easily attain and maintain your healthiest grin, our Santa Rosa, CA team takes a look at a few blunders to avoid. Fortunately, it’s easier to accomplish than you might be thinking!
#1: Removing Them When You Don’t Have Recovery Time
One thing you know is that you need wisdom teeth removal. Something else you may know? That your schedule is incredibly packed and that you probably won’t have much time at all to give yourself to rest. While recovering doesn’t take much, you do need at least a day or two of rest. Unfortunately, if you make the choice to follow through with one or multiple wisdom tooth extractions and then try to get back to all daily activities immediately, this can cause your smile some serious problems! Remember: It’s oral surgery, so make sure you’re setting aside enough healing time!
#2: Scheduling Removal When You Still Have Questions
If you feel very unsure about wisdom teeth removal because there’s more you’d like to learn but you’ve decided to just schedule it, even though you don’t feel great about it, we don’t advise this. Only set the date and time when you feel resolved that you’re making a decision that’s right for you. Ask us your questions ASAP!
#3: Ignoring The Facts (AKA: Avoiding Essential Treatment)
If you’re a patient in need of wisdom teeth removal and you have spoken with us about this fact, one of the not-so-wonderful choices you might be making for yourself is more along the lines of not making any choices. You know that coming in for the removal of your problematic, potentially highly damaging third molars is a very good choice. However, for one reason or another, you’re selecting inaction, which means you’re leaving your oral health vulnerable to further concerns. Our suggestion? Get in touch with us. Let us know what’s holding you back or causing you any worry. We will be more than happy to provide additional education, to review the particulars, and to set any of your concerns at rest, so you feel good about moving forward.
Make Wise Choices For Your Wisdom Teeth
Find out more about your wisdom teeth, ask questions, prepare for the removal of problematic third molars, and keep your smile on the right track with our team! Schedule a consultation soon to learn more. Schedule the time you need in Santa Rosa, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.