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
Nick Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, my name is Nick. I live in Spanish Fork, Utah, and I got my wisdom teeth out here at Utah Surgical Arts. The staff here was very friendly and very welcoming. I felt at home and not stressed at all by any of the procedures. Dr. Harris was also very friendly and very fast, and I felt also very comfortable in the surgery room. I felt very safe, and I trusted him to do my wisdom teeth. I actually ended up going to a football game that same night because I didn’t swell up too much — I didn’t look too odd. I would definitely recommend Dr. Harris because of how fast and how fast the recovery was. It wasn’t a hassle at all; it was very easy and fast and not a lot of pain."
Morgan Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"I’m Morgan. I’m from Provo. I got my wisdom teeth out at Utah Surgical Arts. So, I just had my braces off and to prevent any, like, movement, I had to get my wisdom teeth out. I was so nervous to get my wisdom teeth out, but as soon as I got here, the girls were, like, super nice and friendly and just kind of calmed me down because I was a wreck. Dr. Harris was super nice and comforting, and I think I had a really great experience here because I felt, like, safe. I felt like everything was going to be OK and that the surgery was going to go well. For my friends and family in Provo, I highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts."
Rebecca Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi. My name’s Rebecca. I live in the Provo area, and I came to Utah Surgical Arts to have my wisdom teeth extracted. When I first heard that I'd have to get this procedure done, I was very nervous, but the day of the procedure came, and Dr. Harris and his staff were so kind and really made me feel comfortable. Before the surgery and post-surgery, it was all really smooth. It went really smoothly, and something that really surprised me was that they delivered a bouquet of flowers to my house. It was just such a lovely surprise, and they really brightened my day. Coming to Utah Surgical Arts is definitely worth it. Their procedures are done very professionally, and I really liked the treatment that they gave to their patients; it was definitely worth it to come."
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."
Jake Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, my name's Jake Craft. I’m from Lindon, Utah, and I came to Utah Surgical Arts for my wisdom teeth and also for a couple different crown lengthening sessions. I really enjoyed my experience here with Dr. Harris and his staff because it was very quick and easy, and I was comfortable the entire time. I have a lot of friends in Alpine, Lehi, American Fork, Spanish Fork, and I always recommend that they come get any sort of dental work — like wisdom teeth or crown lengthening — done here because the staff is extremely friendly, and they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable throughout the entire 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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