Holiday Season Scheduling Wisdom Teeth Removal

Thanks to the way school calendars are setup, vacation days and small breaks are scattered throughout this time of year, creating more opportunities for your child to have their wisdom teeth removed without missing classes or sports.

It’s November, and the holidays are upon us! At AZ Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, the holidays mark the beginning of wisdom teeth removal season, when teenagers seem to have the largest amount of free time after their summer break.

What’s The Wisdom Teeth Process?

When you work with us, the first step is a consultation with Board-Certified Oral Surgeon Nish Shah, DMD, MD where together you develop a customized treatment plan for the removal of your wisdom teeth. To get started, contact us at Chandler Location Phone Number 480-814-9500 to schedule a consultation.

Does Everyone Need Their Wisdom Teeth Removed?

According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) everyone should have their wisdom teeth evaluated. Ideally Impacted wisdom teeth should be removed before their root structure is fully developed. In some patients it is as early as 12 or 13, and in others it may be in their early twenties. Early removal of wisdom teeth will prevent problems of infection, cyst formation, crowding, and possible damage to adjacent teeth.

We stand by AAOMS, and our policy regarding evidence-based wisdom tooth extractions aligns with theirs. As your oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Shah provides excellent advice based on a thorough evaluation, advanced imaging, and upfront and honest discussion with you.

How Long Is The Wisdom Teeth Recovery?

Every patient and case is unique, but on average, wisdom teeth extractions require about a 2-3 day recovery. We offer a non-narcotic pain management option to avoid use of narcotic pain medication.

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season! Take advantage of this time and give yourself plenty of flexibility to have your teenager’s third molars examined and extracted. Plan ahead, and book now before our appointments are filled.