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Tooth extractions in South Jordan, Provo, Payson, and Lehi, Utah

General Tooth Extractions

We Extract Teeth Quickly and Comfortably

Dental professionals make every effort to save your natural teeth. However, severely broken or infected teeth may need to be extracted. By removing the unhealthy tooth, we protect the health of your other teeth by preventing any infection or damage from spreading. An extraction is also performed to protect other oral structures, such as the gums and jaw bone.

Dr. Harris, Dr. Park, Dr. Brown, Dr. Wood, Dr. Holladay, and Dr. Shiffler perform extractions in the comfort of our offices, located in Provo, Payson, South Jordan, and Lehi, Utah. To schedule an appointment with one of our expert oral surgeons, contact Utah Surgical Arts today.

Why Extract a Tooth?

When you have a tooth that has been broken or damaged by decay, it can sometimes be fixed with a filling, root canal, or a crown. Occasionally, there is too much damage for one of these procedures, and the tooth must be removed. Some of the common reasons for tooth removal include:

  • Infection. The center of the tooth contains blood vessels and nerves. When tooth decay or damage that enters the center of the tooth, it can become incurable through root canal therapy. Patients with compromised immune systems are more susceptible to infection.
  • Overcrowding. Baby teeth that do not fall out in time and extra teeth in the mouth should be removed so that other teeth can grow properly.
  • Tooth Loosening. An infection of the tissues and bone surrounding the teeth, also known as periodontal disease, may loosen adult teeth and require extraction.

The Tooth Extraction Process at Utah Surgical Arts

Before scheduling your procedure, your surgeon will perform a complete oral exam and take CBCT scans of the mouth. If the gums have been affected by a troubled tooth, bone grafting may be considered to rebuild areas where the jaw bone has weakened, or to prepare for dental implants.

Many tooth extractions can be completed during a single surgical visit, sometimes on the same day as the consultation. As oral surgeons, we offer all forms of anesthesia and sedation. Most extractions are performed using local anesthesia, which numbs the surgical area only. We will discuss your options with you prior to performing any type of oral surgery.

Tooth Replacement Options After Extraction

Tooth replacement in South Jordan, Provo, Payson, and Lehi, Utah

Once a tooth is extracted, we’ll help you choose the right type of replacement.

You have several options to consider after having a tooth extracted. Part of our treatment involves patient education, so that you can make an informed choice that is right for you and your oral health.

  • Dental Implants. A dental implant can replace one or many teeth, and is the only replacement option that prevents the jaw bone from deteriorating. The implant post fuses to the jaw bone, providing stimulation and keeping the jaw bone strong.
  • Implant-Supported Bridge. A dental implant can be placed and used to support a bridge where several teeth are missing beside each other. The bridge is fixed and will only be removed by your dentist.
  • Removable Dentures/Bridges. These options cosmetically restore your smile, but do not serve as fully functional teeth. You must take out your dentures during meals and cleaning, and because they remain on the surface, they do not prevent jaw bone loss.
  • Socket Preservation. Socket preservation is a type of bone grafting that involves placing graft material into the empty tooth socket. This preserves the socket’s size and shape, allowing for easier future implant placement.
  • No Replacement. By not replacing a missing tooth, nearby teeth can shift into the open space. Without stimulation from a tooth root or implant post, the jaw bone will deteriorate over time.

We want all of our patients to have healthy smiles to wear with pride. To learn more about your options for tooth replacement, or if you are in need of a tooth extraction, contact our Provo, Payson, South Jordan, or Lehi, Utah, office today.

AAAHC Accreditation

Utah Surgical Arts is approved by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This accreditation is difficult to obtain and allows our office to function as a hospital and/or surgical center. Since extensive surgeries must be performed in a surgical center, there are many instances where the patient may be unable to undergo surgery due to the high cost of the hospital or surgical center. If your surgery can be performed at Utah Surgical Arts, the cost savings may be significant. Many patients who were unable to have the procedure due to the high cost involved were able to have the procedure performed at Utah Surgical Arts. Learn More.

Types of Anesthesia

Our surgeons at Utah Surgical Arts offer many anesthesia and sedation options for patients to choose from.

Hear From General Tooth Extraction Patients

These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing general tooth extraction at our office.

Reviews From Our General Tooth Extraction Patients

Robert got a dental implant at Utah Surgical Arts in South Jordan, UT
Robert Reviews His General Tooth Extraction Procedure

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"My back right molar was in a great deal of pain for a while. I had had two root canals done on it, and then I had the tooth pulled out and the roots cut off — still pain. My sister-in-law works here, and so she'd recommended that we come and have the tooth extracted and get an implant, and that would fix the problem, and it did. Dr. Harris, first when I visited, he came in, gave me an interview, explained the whole process. That was comforting, just to know that he was pulling out the tooth and then putting in the metal rod. Professional, they know what they're doing. They're awesome. They took care of me."

Lynette got a dental implant at Utah Surgical Arts in Payson, UT
Lynette Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure

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"I had my daughter bring me a salad, and I took a bite and bit down on a bacon bit, and it broke my tooth in half right here. I went and saw Dr. Park, and he put me out, removed the rest of the tooth, did a bone graft, and then went in later and put in a titanium rod, and now my smile is all back. He was great to work with — happy, easy to talk to. I was really impressed that he would call and that Dr. Park would check on me and not just tell somebody to do it or it was their responsibility or whatever. He contacted me. I refer people here all the time and will continue to do that."

Jessica got a tooth extraction at Utah Surgical Arts in Payson, UT
Jessica Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure

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"So, I had a tooth that was growing in, but it was a third tooth. Usually, you just have the baby and the permanent, but I had a third one that we didn’t expect to be there, but it was growing behind all my teeth, through the top of my mouth, and it hurt. So, we wanted to pull it out before it fully grew — it’d be weird. I was kind of nervous. I was afraid it might hurt my mouth since I was pulling something out from behind where my teeth are supposed to grow. Dr. Harris — he was actually really nice. When he pulled my tooth, we used laughing gas. It went pretty quick. I don’t really remember it very well. It was just so quick and easy, and I didn’t really feel any pain at all. If any of my friends in Provo, Orem, or Alpine needed to have a tooth extracted, I would definitely tell them to come to Dr. Harris because he’s great."

Janelle had extractions, bone grafts, and multiple dental implants placed at Utah Surgical Arts in Lehi, UT
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"Hi, I'm Janelle and I'm from Orem, and I came to Utah Surgical Arts to get extractions, bone grafts, and dental implants. When I first walked in the doors here, I felt instantly at ease. The doctor was amazing. He's always done a great job and I'm just so much happier with my mouth in general because I know that he's taking good care of it. The staff here is great. They're just like your neighbors next door. They just really make you feel like you're part of their family. The procedure was successful, and the recovery was so much better than I had anticipated. Thanks to Utah Surgical Arts, I just can't stop smiling."

Ron had a tooth extracted and got a dental implant at Utah Surgical Arts in Lehi, UT
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"Hi, my name is Ron. I live in Orem and I came to Utah Surgical Arts to get an extraction and a dental implant. The practice here is welcoming, very inviting. When I walked through the doors here, I felt like I was in the right place. The staff here are very friendly. I felt like they were concerned about my needs, and the doctor was very efficient and took great care of me and made me feel at ease. You could tell he’s an expert in his craft. After having this procedure, I can now chew on the right side of my mouth, and that is an amazing feeling after going so long without not being able to do that. I had a fantastic experience here and I highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts."

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