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
Drew Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My name is Drew, and I am from Provo, Utah. It was time to get my wisdom teeth out, so I came here to see Dr. Harris. I was a little nervous, but honestly this procedure is really easy. It’s not as scary as I thought it was going to be. The staff here is very nice. Everyone is so friendly, and it makes you feel like there’s nothing to worry about. Dr. Harris—he’s pretty great. The surgery went well. It was a good experience. I would definitely give Utah Surgical Arts a five out of five stars. For my friends and family in Provo, I highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts."
Cameron Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My name is Cameron, I live in Provo, Utah, and I came to USA to get my wisdom teeth removed. The staff was very kind and welcoming. The second I walked in the door I was greeted. The assistants in the back were very welcoming as well. Dr. Park is great. He greeted me with a smile, asked how I was doing, seemed to really care who I was, made me feel very comfortable and at ease with the procedure. The surgery went very smoothly, painless, and quick and easy. Overall, I had a great experience at USA. Out of five stars, I would give USA five. For my friends and family in Lehi and in Provo, I highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts."
Steve Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My name is Steve, I’m from Lehi, Utah, and I came here because there’s a great reputation that this clinic has for wisdom teeth extraction. My son was quite nervous. He’s never gone through something like this. The staff was phenomenal. As we came in, it was very welcoming and warm. It was an atmosphere where, you know, we felt safe. They put him at ease, they walked him through the process, and they did an excellent job. The surgery was really smooth. Dr. Harris is phenomenal. He gave us a good roadmap of what to expect with my son and his recovery time. They were just wonderful and very excellent, very professional. For my friends and family in Lehi and also in the Utah County area in general, I would highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts."
Chris Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My name’s Chris, I’m from Provo, and I had my wisdom teeth pulled by Dr. Park. It was a really awesome experience. Everyone here was super nice and friendly. The staff and the receptionists consulted with me before and really worked with all my questions I had, answering them, and made me feel really comfortable. The surgery went really well. Dr. Park really helped me out, and he really knew what he was doing. After, I felt really happy and felt satisfied. I had a great experience, and I would recommend any family or friends to come to Utah Surgical Arts."
Lindsay Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, I’m Lindsay, and I live in Cedar Hills. I had three procedures done at Utah Surgical Arts. The first procedure was an elective rhinoplasty, and that was performed by Dr. Park and Dr. Harris. They were wonderful, and I felt like I was in good hands. I loved the results; of course, that’s important as well, obviously, as it was an elective procedure — the result was my biggest priority. And then the second procedure, I had my wisdom teeth removed, and that was easy. I went home that same day, of course, and I felt great the next day. It went really, really smooth. And then the third procedure, I had a dental implant placed, and that, of course, was just as easy — easier than the wisdom teeth. I had no pain; I didn’t have to take any pain medication. They followed me closely and watched it and made sure it healed properly. Then I got the crown on, and I loved that result as well and had a really good outcome with that. Any of my friends that live in — Pleasant Grove is nearby, American Fork is nearby — or even Orem or any of these surrounding areas, I would absolutely recommend that they go to Utah Surgical Arts for any reconstructive surgery or facial surgery or any dental implants or wisdom teeth, anything like that. These are the best surgeons around, and I adore them. They’re wonderful!"
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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