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Wisdom Teeth Removal in Payson, UT

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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.

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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.

Reviews From Our Wisdom Tooth Removal Patients

Justin got his wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in Payson, UT
Justin Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Hi, I’m Justin, and I am from Springville, Utah. I came to Utah Surgical Arts to get my wisdom teeth removed. The staff was extremely kind and very professional. If you live in American Fork, Lehi, Provo, or Spanish Fork, I highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts. Dr. Park was very caring and very professional, and I felt like all his attention was devoted to me."

Bo got his wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in Lehi, UT
Bo Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Hi, I’m Bo. I’m from Spanish Fork, Utah, and I came to Utah Surgical Arts to get my wisdom teeth removed. When I walked through the doors, the staff was very friendly and they greeted me with a smile, and that really put my mind at ease. The doctor here was super friendly. He made me feel very comfortable and he made me feel like I understood everything that was happening. The procedure was an absolute success and I was back to playing football in no time. To my friends and family in Lehi, I would recommend Utah Surgical Arts for any dental procedure you need. They did an amazing job here and I’m super happy with the outcome."

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Ciarra Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"My name is Ciarra and I live here in South Jordan-Herriman area, and I had my wisdom teeth removed here at Utah Surgical Arts. The staff was very amazing. They're very kind and they explained everything fully to me. Dr. Brown is super welcoming, and he made me feel very comfortable. The procedure went very well, and I had a speedy recovery. My overall experience was very good. To all my friends and family in Bluffdale and West Jordan, I would highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts. They are the best and they will make you feel very comfortable."

Missy had her wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in South Jordan, UT
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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."

Michelle's sons had their wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in South Jordan, UT
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"My name’s Michelle, and I live in Pleasant Grove. I first came to Utah Surgical Arts when my oldest needed his wisdom teeth out. Not knowing what to do, I asked around and was recommended to come here and when I came, they were able to explain the procedures and comfort me and let me know what was going to happen. He had the procedure done and it was wonderful — quick recovery, minimal swelling. So that when the next two children needed their wisdom teeth out, there was no question — I was coming to Utah Surgical Arts. If you live anywhere in the Utah Valley area, Spanish Fork, Payson, Orem, American Fork, I would highly recommend coming to Utah Surgical Arts. They know what they’re doing, they’re professional, and you receive great care. I love that they are not only dentists, they’re medical doctors and that they can explain in layman terms what’s going to happen and what to expect and what to look for, and my children did wonderful and recovered quickly."

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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