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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

Terri's daughter had her wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in South Jordan, UT
Terri Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Hi, I'm Terri, and I'm from Lindon, Utah. I saw Dr. Harris several years ago for my own personal tooth implant, and it went so well that I brought my daughter back for her wisdom teeth. She was so nervous, but the minute we came in, the staff was warm and friendly, and they told us how the procedure was going to go, and then within 30 minutes, they called me back, and she was done. I even asked her how it went, and she said it was fun. F-U-N. I would recommend Dr. Harris 110%. Just the way he treats his patients, his ability, his knowledge. Dr. Harris is, I would say, the best in the state."

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

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"Hi, my name is Stewart. I’m from Provo. I came to Utah Surgical Arts to get my wisdom teeth removed. The atmosphere was very inviting and welcoming. The doctor here was very knowledgeable and very reassuring and very kind. He treated me just like family which is exactly how he treats all his patients. The staff were all great. They were all really energetic. I could tell that they have done this multiple times before, and it really put my mind at ease. I’m so happy I had my wisdom teeth removed here at Utah Surgical Arts. To my friends in Salt Lake City that need their wisdom teeth removed, I highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts. The doctor did an amazing job, and the staff were truly amazing."

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

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"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."

Eliza got her wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in Lehi, UT
Eliza Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Hi, I'm Eliza, and I'm from Draper. I came to Utah Surgical Arts to get my wisdom teeth removed. The practice here at Utah Surgical Arts is super welcoming and super comfortable, and the people here are so nice. When I met the doctor for the consult, he immediately put my mind at ease and was very professional. The staff is so kind and really thorough in the information that they provided me before and after the surgery. My procedure was successful, and I was up and running in no time. My overall experience at Utah Surgical Arts was amazing. I highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts. They go above and beyond here."

Cindy's children got their wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in Provo, UT
Cindy Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Hi! I’m Cindy from Highland, Utah, and I brought 9 of my 11 children to Utah Surgical Arts to have Dr. Harris and Dr. Park take care of their wisdom teeth. My oldest two went to two separate oral surgeons, and when we discovered Utah Surgical Arts, as referred by our dentist, we were pleased and continued bringing the rest of our children here. In fact, one time, we did three children on the same day so that we’d all have everyone recovering at the same time. When you live at the south end of Utah County, in Spanish Fork or Payson, or in the north end in Alpine or Highland, Utah Surgical Arts is worth coming to. They do an excellent job!"

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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