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
Trisha Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"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."
Ryne Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"I first thought I needed to get my wisdom teeth out when I could just feel a lot of pressure in the back of my jaw and just felt like something wasn't right and it just felt like there was too much stuff in my mouth, and we called them and got a consultation. We came in, and they said, "This is what we're going to do," and they showed us some X-rays, and I don't remember anything else. We went back to the operating room, and it was over. Dr. Park was super friendly. He was very informed. You could tell he knew what he was doing, and any questions you had, he was more than happy to answer, and you felt like you were in good hands. The staff – same thing – they were very friendly, very accommodating, anything you needed they were happy to help with. It's really nice to know that you're getting looked out for wherever you go. It makes the whole experience a lot less stressful. I know if any of my friends in Orem, Provo, or Nephi needed to have their wisdom teeth out, I'd highly recommend coming to Utah Surgical Arts with 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."
Amy Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi. My name is Amy, and I am a mother of five boys, and three of my sons have come here to Utah Surgical Arts to have their wisdom teeth pulled. They each had kind of unique circumstances and so we were a little nervous about it, but Dr. Park was wonderful at calming their fears, and he just did a great job. My first son had seven wisdom teeth, and so he was a little nervous about his recovery. Then, my second son had six wisdom teeth, and he was nervous about shots. Then, my third son was actually in the fourth grade so he was just nervous because he was young and didn’t really understand about going under and things like that. Dr. Park was wonderful with them. He was real personal; he sat down with each one of them and kind of calmed their fears. He’s funny and kind of cool, and the boys like him. So it just really put their fears at rest. We are grateful for Dr. Park, and my two other boys, when they need their wisdom teeth, we will be here in this office to get them done."
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."
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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