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Wisdom Teeth Removal in Provo, UT

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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, Dr. Wood, or Dr. Holladay.

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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
  • Infection
  • 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.

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.

Reviews From Our Wisdom Tooth Removal Patients

Missy had her wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in South Jordan, UT
Missy Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Hi, my name is Missy from Highland, Utah. My 14-year-old had to have wisdom teeth out — they were growing in the wrong direction — so we called Dr. Park’s office. It was wonderful; she was crying when we got here, but the staff calmed her down. Dr. Park came in and reassured her that everything was going to be smooth and that she would wake up feeling great and happy — she would either be crying or be silly, and everything went as smooth as we could have expected. We did everything that Dr. Park’s office told us to do with icing and medication, and she healed very very nicely. Dr. Park is a great, great guy, very funny, makes you feel very calm when you come in, and I know that we were going to be in good hands when we brought my daughter in. Any family or friends out there that are looking for an amazing doctor, I highly recommend Dr. Park for this procedure."

Cherie and her sons had their wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in Provo, UT
Cherie Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"I am Cherie, and I am from Draper, Utah. I know Dr. Park's wife; we bowl together actually, and while we were bowling — I needed to get my son's wisdom teeth removed — and she recommended Dr. Park. Because my first son's surgery went so great, we decided to bring the rest of the family in. So then we brought in son number two, son number three, I myself had my wisdom teeth removed, and we just had son number four's done — it's been two years ago now — and son number five just had his done about three weeks ago. Everybody did great. Some of them had swelling, but most of us had no swelling even. We just had our wisdom teeth out, and within a few days, it was as if we'd never had our wisdom teeth out. I wouldn't put my kids in anybody's hands if I didn't feel like I trusted them, and I came in here, and I felt like they were professional and kind and friendly, and I felt like they cared about us, so I felt really comfortable having my kids be operated on by Utah Surgical Arts."

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Christian Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"How's it going, everybody? I'm Christian. I live in western Utah, and had a procedure done for my wisdom teeth here at Utah Surgical Arts. When I first came in, it was very welcoming. The staff here is awesome. The doctor I had, he was fantastic, very genuine, nice, just a very likable guy. My wisdom teeth removal recovery went really well. My overall experience here was absolutely fantastic. I would highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts."

Carson had his wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in Provo, UT
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"My name is Carson, and I’m from Provo, Utah. I came to see Dr. Park to get my wisdom teeth removed. I was very nervous when I came in; the whole procedure was just new to me, I had never done anything like it, and it was really scary. The staff was amazing, and Dr. Park made me feel really happy inside, just made me all feel comfortable. Dr. Park calmed me down; he just talked to me, and it was really nice to just be able to talk one on one with him. During the procedure, I got hooked up to some machines, got stabilized, went under and woke up, that was it. Dr. Park is really nice; he’s amazing, he did a really good job. The staff are almost as amazing as Dr. Park; they’re just amazing, and they’re really nice, and they’re all fun. If any of my family in Provo, Orem, or even Payson need to get their wisdom teeth removed, I would recommend Utah Surgical Arts."

Trisha's sons underwent wisdom teeth removal at Utah Surgical Arts in South Jordan, UT
Trisha Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"I have two sons that both needed wisdom teeth out. One son needed it before he got his braces [on] because there wasn't enough room in his mouth, and the other son just needed to get them out before he goes on a mission. One son saw Dr. Park, and one son saw Dr. Harris. Everything went great. We didn't have any complications. The boys both did well. The staff at Utah Surgical Arts is very friendly. they were all very professional and answered all my questions that I had. We went home with good instructions, and they followed up with us. If any of my friends in Pleasant Grove, Spanish Fork, or Provo needed their wisdom teeth out, I would definitely recommend Utah Surgical Arts."

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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