Naples Oral + Facial Surgery Implements Enhanced Practice Protections Program (ePPP) for COVID-19May 20, 2020
Around here, summer is wisdom teeth season. It’s been that way for the past 20 years. During June, July and early August is when the most patients come in to have their wisdom teeth taken out.
There are many reasons why summer is a great time to bring your teens and college-aged kids in for wisdom teeth removal.
We know your summer plans may be shaping up a little differently this year, but as always:
We value your safety.
We love seeing your smiling faces!
So, we’re taking extra measures to make sure we can still see you safely during COVID-19. Read below for more info or click here.
Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Have Your Teen’s Wisdom Teeth Removed
If you’ve been told your child needs wisdom teeth removal, here are 5 reasons why summer makes sense for doing it:
- No missing school -The kids have missed enough school lately, haven’t they? Instead of worrying about making up assignments, your kid can relax while healing.
- Keep the chipmunk cheeks at home – Any swelling from wisdom tooth surgery should be gone within five to seven days. During this time, we recommend patients rest and recover.
- Sports are on break – Following surgery, we recommend taking a break from contact sports. Planning your wisdom tooth surgery during the summer means your kid won’t have to miss out on games and practices while they heal.
- Best time to eat cool treats – Ice cream, popsicles, and smoothies are soothing for a healing mouth but remember – stay away from straws!
Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed to Avoid Potential Problems
Wisdom teeth can be problematic, even if they feel fine. If these back teeth don’t have room to grow, they may start to push other teeth around, which can cause misalignment, crowding, infection, pain, and other potentially serious conditions.
You don’t need wisdom teeth for normal chewing and they’re often hard to clean. In many cases, having your teeth removed is an important step towards optimal oral health.
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons strongly recommends that third molars (wisdom teeth) be evaluated by an oral surgeon by the time a patient is a young adult in order to assess their growth, check for the presence of disease or other complications, and to suggest management options including possible removal.
Want to know more about the benefits of having your wisdom teeth surgically removed? Learn about Wisdom Teeth Removal.
COVID-19 Precautions /Enhanced precautions/Enhanced Practice Protections Program (ePPP)
If you have additional questions about bringing your kids in for wisdom teeth removal, this summer of all summers, we understand!
Rest assured, our day to day standards for infection control have always been above and beyond. In response to COVID-19, we’re adding new steps to our existing infection control and prevention routine. This includes enhanced protocols for patient and employee screening, social distancing, contactless interactions, and more.
For more information about our enhanced Practice Protections Program (ePPP) read the full rigamarole here.
Schedule Now for Summer Wisdom Tooth Surgery
Schedule your pre-surgical consultation now for summer wisdom teeth removal. Perhaps this particular summer, when schedules feel a little less hectic, is the perfect time to get your kids’ wisdom teeth taken care of.
Dr. Naples likes to say “You can have your wisdom teeth removed on your schedule, or on theirs.” Trust us, removing them on your own schedule is much more comfortable!