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, and Dr. Wood.
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, or Dr. Wood. 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.
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
Kirstin Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, I'm Kirstin. I'm from Springville, Utah. We came to see Dr. Park so that my son who's getting ready to go on a mission could get his wisdom teeth pulled. Well, it was quick! We did come in for a pre-op about two weeks before his extraction date, and so we had our questions answered then, had insurance taken care of then, and that was nice to not have to worry about it the day of. When we came in, it was, "Hi, sign some forms; have a seat." Literally five minutes later, they had Noah go in the back, and I think it was maybe 20 minutes. I highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts. I will be bringing another child here this summer to get her wisdom teeth out, so we're looking forward to another great experience."
Nathan Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, I’m Nathan, I live in Highland, and I came to Utah Surgical Arts to get my wisdom teeth removed. The overall atmosphere here was very welcoming and just friendly. Everyone here put my mind at ease by listening and just paying attention to me. The doctor here is just very outgoing, very pleasant to work with. The staff here, they’re very warming, friendly people. They will take great care of you. It was a very successful procedure and had an amazing recovery. If you live in West Valley or West Jordan, I would highly recommend coming to Utah Surgical Arts to get your wisdom teeth removed."
Lisa Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, my name is Lisa Knapp; I'm from Provo. So, we came into Utah Surgical Arts with one of my children to have an implant. Some of my other children have had teeth removed to facilitate braces. One child had a chain put on their tooth to pull it down into place to get the braces started sooner. And, of course, wisdom teeth extractions. We had a wonderful experience here at Utah Surgical Arts. Through all the different procedures with the four different children, we've seen all of the doctors at one time or another and have been extremely impressed with their competence. We have friends in Provo, Springville, Orem areas, Pleasant Grove, that we would all highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts to if they ever need any wisdom teeth extractions or other oral surgery procedures done."
Evelyn Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"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."
Anna Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, I’m Anna. I’m from Provo. We came to Utah Surgical Arts to get my son’s wisdom teeth out. When I walked in here, I felt confident that my son was in great hands. The doctor did a great job with my son, and I felt very confident in his abilities. The staff here were wonderful to work with. They were kind and helpful and reassuring that everything was going to be great with my son. My son had a very successful procedure, and he had a great recovery. I highly recommend the doctors and the staff here at Utah Surgical Arts. I am so glad that my son got his wisdom teeth removed here. The quality of care he received here was truly amazing."
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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