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Wisdom teeth removal in South Jordan, Provo, Payson, and Lehi, Utah
Wisdom teeth removal in South Jordan, Provo, Payson, and Lehi, Utah

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Payson, UT

Reduce the Risk of Oral Health Problems

Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure performed at Utah Surgical Arts in Payson, UT, because the average mouth is too small to accommodate the proper growth of an extra set of molars. Wisdom teeth, which are the last set of molars to grow in the back of your mouth, usually develop between the ages of 17 and 25. Dentists and oral surgeons recommend having wisdom teeth extracted to avoid numerous health problems. Contact us in Payson, Utah, to schedule your consultation with Dr. Harris, Dr. Park, Dr. Brown, Dr. Wood, or Dr. Holladay.

Benefits of Having Wisdom Teeth Extracted

Removing the wisdom teeth will usually alleviate the possibility of future issues. Having third molars extracted early often results in a faster recovery, but you can have wisdom teeth removed at any age. An impacted wisdom tooth must be removed by an oral surgeon because it is stuck beneath the gums and will not erupt on its own. In some cases, their presence can go unnoticed as they are trapped beneath the gum tissue and jaw bone.

By having your wisdom teeth removed, you prevent these oral health problems from arising:

  • Swelling, stiffness, tenderness, and pain
  • Bad breath caused by infection
  • Dental overcrowding
  • Dental shifting
  • Cysts and tumors
  • Gum disease
  • Bacterial growth causing cavities

Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery

Prior to undergoing oral surgery, you will visit us for a consultation and meet Dr. Harris, Dr. Park, Dr. Brown, Dr. Wood, or Dr. Holladay. We will take CBCT scans of your mouth and discuss your options for anesthesia and sedation. Typically, IV sedation is used with this procedure.

When the anesthesia has taken effect, your surgeon will extract any visible third molars. Incisions in the gum tissue will be made as necessary, and large teeth may be broken up for easier removal. Stitches will be placed as needed, and you will rest comfortably until the anesthesia wears off. You must have a designated driver present at the office during surgery and after to take you home. He or she should remain with you for 24 hours.

Our primary goal at Utah Surgical Arts is to deliver beneficial results through compassionate, friendly care. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons have undergone years of extensive training beyond dental school and are qualified to provide you with specialty care and a variety of anesthesia options.

Cost of Having Wisdom Teeth Extracted in Payson, UT

Our administrative staff will provide you with a cost estimate for your care prior to any surgical visit. There are several items that factor into the cost of having wisdom teeth removed, such as the number of wisdom teeth present, your choice of anesthesia, and your dental insurance. To find out the exact cost of your individual treatment, contact our Payson, Utah, office and schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons.

We believe that everybody deserves to be proud of their smile. When wisdom teeth grow in without enough room, they can affect oral health. Removing wisdom teeth gives us the opportunity to prevent a host of health problems associated with third molars. If you live in Payson, UT, or Salt Lake County, we encourage you to contact our office.

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.

Types of Anesthesia

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

Hear From Wisdom Tooth Removal Patients

These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing wisdom tooth removal at our office.

Reviews From Our Wisdom Tooth Removal Patients

Tiffany's son had his wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in South Jordan, UT
Tiffany Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"My son was needing his wisdom teeth out. He was starting to have a lot of pain with his wisdom teeth I think maybe starting to come in, and he was begging me to go get them out. And the reason I came here is because he had a tooth up here in the top of his mouth, and when we met with Dr. Harris, we went over the procedure, we looked at the tooth, we looked at the X-rays, and he ultimately said he thought it would be okay to leave it in. My son didn’t have any swelling with his wisdom tooth removal, and his procedure was quick and easy. Every surgeon that I’ve met with here has been really kind, really compassionate, very understanding about my concerns as a parent. If any of my friends in Alpine, Springville, Orem needed to have wisdom teeth removal, I would highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts."

McKenzie had her wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in South Jordan, UT
Mckenzie Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Hi, my name is McKenzie, I’m from Springville, and I came to Utah Surgical Arts to get my wisdom teeth removed. This practice is very unique. Everyone was so nice and so helpful. It made me feel really comfortable by kind of just getting to know me. The doctor made me feel very safe and he made me feel like I was going to be taken care of. The staff is really fun to be around. They are really happy and bubbly. They make the procedure very comfortable. I’m super pleased that I chose Utah Surgical Arts to do my procedure. They really took the time to explain everything to me and that made me feel really great. Out of 5 stars, I would give the doctors here 5 stars. "

Evelyn's children got their wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in Provo, UT
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"Hi, my name is Evelyn, and I live in Highland, Utah. I’ve had three of my five children here for having their wisdom teeth out. Dave Park has always been very professional. The experience here has been great. His office staff is very professional. When anyone asks me — my friends from Cedar Hills, Alpine, Lehi, American Fork — about their children and my experience here at Utah Surgical Arts, I always tell them to come here to see Dave Park. He does a great job, and I have always enjoyed my experience here."

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Andrew Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Hi, I'm Andrew from Herriman. I got my wisdom teeth done here at Utah Surgical Arts. When I first walked into the building, I felt very invited and welcome. My doctor was very kind and helpful, as I felt more at peace and comfortable in the environment. I did receive text messages prior to my procedure, which made me feel much more comfortable preparing for this process. My procedure went very well. My recovery was smooth and exactly as expected. My quality of life has definitely improved and now I feel great. My overall experience was fantastic. I would highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts."

Missy had her wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in South Jordan, UT
Missy Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Hi, my name is Missy from Highland, Utah. My 14-year-old had to have wisdom teeth out — they were growing in the wrong direction — so we called Dr. Park’s office. It was wonderful; she was crying when we got here, but the staff calmed her down. Dr. Park came in and reassured her that everything was going to be smooth and that she would wake up feeling great and happy — she would either be crying or be silly, and everything went as smooth as we could have expected. We did everything that Dr. Park’s office told us to do with icing and medication, and she healed very very nicely. Dr. Park is a great, great guy, very funny, makes you feel very calm when you come in, and I know that we were going to be in good hands when we brought my daughter in. Any family or friends out there that are looking for an amazing doctor, I highly recommend Dr. Park for this procedure."

Frequently Asked Questions

What is dry socket?

Dry socket occurs when the blood clot inside a tooth socket becomes dislodged, exposing the nerves underneath. It is quite painful, and you should contact us immediately if you suspect a dry socket. You should avoid smoking and using a straw during the healing period, as the sucking motion can dislodge the clot.

Will the ER extract wisdom teeth?

The presence of wisdom teeth is not a medical emergency, and nurses or doctors in the emergency room are not qualified to extract teeth. Only certified dentists and oral surgeons are trained to extract teeth, so you will need to visit a dental professional to have third molars removed.

How long does it take to pull out wisdom teeth?

We have been safely removing wisdom teeth for many years and as third molar experts, our surgeons can remove a set of wisdom teeth in about 60 minutes. This time will vary depending on the overall complexity of your procedure.

Does wisdom teeth removal hurt?

You will not feel discomfort while under IV sedation during the surgery. Afterwards, swelling and some discomfort is normal as your mouth heals. You can manage this with ice packs, rest, over-the-counter pain medication, and sticking to a soft food diet. We provide instructions to guide you throughout recovery.

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