Wisdom Teeth Removal in Provo, UT
Quick and Comfortable Extractions
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Provo, UT
Quick and Comfortable Extractions
Third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25 and are the last set of molars to develop. Often, there is not enough space for these teeth, which can lead to overcrowding and other dental issues. Our oral surgeons in Provo, UT, recommend having these wisdom teeth extracted as soon as possible to prevent damage to your oral health. Contact Utah Surgical Arts to schedule an appointment with Dr. Harris, Dr. Park, Dr. Brown, and Dr. Wood.
Advantages of Having Wisdom Teeth Extracted
Proactive removal during the early to mid-teen years often reduces the surgical complications that can arise during third molar extraction in older patients. Having wisdom teeth removed at an earlier stage of the tooth’s development makes for a less complex surgery, and younger patients tend to have faster recoveries. However, you can have your wisdom teeth removed by an oral surgeon at any age.
A wisdom tooth can grow sideways and become trapped beneath the gum tissue. This is known as an impacted wisdom tooth and will not properly erupt, and therefore must be surgically removed by an oral surgeon. An impacted tooth can push against nearby molars, pushing them out of alignment.
A wisdom tooth’s root is large and can grow into nearby nerves or other roots. It’s important to attend regular dental checkups. Your general dentist takes X-rays of your mouth and will send you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon when wisdom teeth begin to develop.
By having your wisdom teeth extracted, you avoid many complications, including:
- Gum disease
- Dental crowding or shifting
- Irreversible damage to the jaw bone and teeth due to cysts and tumors
- Cavities from bacterial growth
- Pain and swelling caused by overcrowding
- Tooth decay
Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery
Our surgeons have completed extensive training beyond dental school, coupled with years of experience, allowing us to deliver the highest level of care to our patients. Prior to any surgery, we will take CBCT scans of your face to evaluate the size and location of your third molars. There are many anesthesia options available, although patients typically undergo IV sedation for this procedure.
Molars that are partially or completely beneath the gums require the oral surgeon to lift the gum tissue to expose the tooth and extract it. On occasion, they may need to be sectioned into smaller pieces to allow for complete removal. Once the teeth are removed, the empty tooth sockets will be stitched closed, and you will rest in our office until the anesthesia wears off. Your designated driver will take you home and should remain with you for 24 hours.
Cost of Having Wisdom Teeth Extracted in Provo, UT
Contact one of our Utah Surgical Arts practice locations to schedule a consultation. At this appointment, we will create a personalized treatment plan and provide you with a cost estimate for your oral surgery. Factors such as the number of wisdom teeth needing to be removed, anesthesia, and insurance will be considered. Our team prides ourselves on our expertise performing comfortable, precise wisdom teeth removal procedures for patients of all ages.
We want wisdom teeth removal to be accessible and affordable for our patients, so we work hard to make payment convenient. We accept several insurance plans and payment methods. Please contact us with your questions. It is our privilege to guide you through the process of wisdom teeth extraction at our friendly and welcoming practice.
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
Camille Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My name is Camille, and I’m from Provo, Utah, and I got my wisdom teeth removed here. I was nervous coming in, but the staff was really friendly and helped me feel less nervous and calm. Dr. Park was very nice and friendly to me. The surgery went well. I would give Utah Surgical Arts five stars. I had a great experience here, and I would highly recommend Dr. Park."
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."
Jamie Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, I’m Jamie. I’m from Herriman, Utah, and I had my wisdom teeth removed with Utah Surgical Arts. I would describe this practice as kind of a homey experience. The staff is really fun and energetic, and they’re really nice, and I just felt really welcomed as soon as I came in. Dr. Brown is very professional, very kind. When he was talking with me, I felt like I was the center of his whole day, and he made me feel really special, like I was the only patient he was seeing. I would give Utah Surgical Arts five stars, hands down. I would say that I had an amazing experience here at Utah Surgical Arts."
Jantz Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My name is Jantz. I am from Provo. I had my wisdom teeth removed here at USA. For myself, I would say this practice is very professional. The staff here is very friendly, from the receptionist — very welcoming — and everyone else along the way, both before and especially after my procedure. Dr. Park is a very friendly man, very welcoming and just a great person, easy to talk to and made me just feel very comfortable with what was going on. The surgery went well. The staff was excellent at helping me to recover quickly and to feel comfortable. I would say overall, I had an excellent experience here. For my friends and family in and around Provo, I highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts."
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."
Frequently Asked Questions
How long should I take off for wisdom teeth removal?
Most patients return to their normal routine a day or two after surgery. While it takes about 2 weeks for the surgical sites to heal, you can expect to return to work or school either the day after surgery or the following day.
Does wisdom teeth removal hurt?
IV sedation will render you in a semi-conscious state. You will be awake enough to respond to your surgeon, but will have no memory of the surgery. The effects of anesthesia will last for that day, and you can expect to rest a lot. Any post-operative pain can be managed with ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication. There may be some swelling and discomfort, but ice, rest, and a soft food diet will ensure a speedy recovery.
Should I have all four wisdom teeth removed at once?
You should have all wisdom teeth removed in one procedure. This eliminates the need for multiple procedures, and you can eliminate the risk for dental problems caused by third molars in a single surgical visit.
Is the third day the worst after wisdom tooth removal?
Swelling often peaks around the third day, but you can manage this with ice packs and keeping your head elevated. Our office provides detailed instructions to help manage discomfort and ensure a speedy recovery. During healing, it's critical not to smoke or use a straw, as this could dislodge the blood clot. A dry socket is very painful and if you experience this, contact our office immediately.
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