When you think of summer, you likely think of spending time in the great outdoors or planning vacations and activities with your family members and friends. As a result, you’re probably not thinking about dental visits in general, let alone that tooth that you know you need to have removed. However, did you know that there are actually many benefits to getting a tooth extraction in Marietta, OH done now, rather than later?
Down Time for Healing
Many people tend to make plans for vacations or simply take off from work to spend more time with the family. This can make it easier for you to use sick days so you can heal properly. After all, it’s important that you get enough rest throughout the day for an extracted tooth. If you have kids who are old enough to help you around the house, they can also be there for you while they are on summer vacation!
Stop Your Pain Before Vacation
There’s nothing worse than having to deal with chronic pain while on vacation, and dental pain is one of the worst kinds out there. Not only can getting your extraction done now help you be prepared to better enjoy your next vacation, but you can sip on smoothies and eat ice cream as part of your recovery. Sticking to a soft diet is anything but convenient while on vacation, and the summer time is a great opportunity to ensure you’re healed up in time for your trip.
You’re Already Social Distancing
During the healing process, it’s very important to keep physical activity and large amounts of speaking to a minimum. This is also the case following any type of oral surgery. Since you’re already social distancing to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 (or contracting it yourself), you might as well do it now since you should be staying inside anyway. Plus, if you’re like most people, your cheeks are probably quite swollen and you don’t want others to see how you look as you heal.
Start Planning for a Strong Replacement
Removing decayed or infected teeth is essential for protecting your remaining teeth. However, you’re going to want to start looking at your tooth replacement options relatively soon. The longer you go with missing teeth, the more your remaining teeth will begin to shift into the open space as a way to compensate. Whether your treatment involves dental bridges or dental implants, both can work to resolve many side effects that accompany tooth loss. The summer season also gives you more time in your schedule to complete this process, which often takes weeks and even months to complete.
Oral surgery is probably not your first thought when summer is around the corner, but it’s always better to plan your dental treatments ahead of time and make sure you have time dedicated to healing!
About the Author
Dr. Jeff Lee is trained in oral and maxillofacial surgery, meaning he’s more than prepared to remove harmful teeth and replace them with highly advanced dental implants. With decades of experience in the field, he’ll make sure that you feel comfortable during every phase of your treatment and provide you with helpful healing tips. To learn more about his practice, you can contact him through his website.