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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 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
  • 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.

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

John's daughter got her wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in Payson, UT
John Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Hi. My name’s John. I live in Provo, Utah, and I came to Utah Surgical Arts about a month ago. My daughter needed her wisdom teeth removed, and I was very impressed with the staff here at Utah Surgical Arts. I was very amazed at how quick and efficient everybody was. I thought they did a great job. I would definitely recommend them to friends or family. If you live in Springville, Orem, Spanish Fork, American Fork and you’re considering having your wisdom teeth out or your children’s wisdom teeth out, I would highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts."

Ryne got his wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in South Jordan, UT
Ryne Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"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."

Camille had her wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in Provo, UT
Camille Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"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."

Jack's daughter got her wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in Payson, UT
Jack Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"My name is Jack; I’m from Highland, Utah. My daughter came to see Dr. Park because she needed her wisdom teeth taken out. Dr. Park really helped my daughter feel at home with the surgery — she was really nervous coming in — by explaining the procedure to her and helping her to know that everything would be okay and really put her mind at ease before she had the surgery. Her procedure went really well; in fact, her recovery was very quick, and she was back to her normal activities within a really short time. Dr. Park was unlike any other doctor that we’ve seen; he showed a lot of personal care, which we’ve never really experienced in a doctor before, and to us that extra personal touch and going that extra mile really made a difference for us. I would highly recommend Dr. Park; his personality, the way he made my daughter feel comfortable, and then his after-procedure support was amazing. We would highly recommend him. In fact, we have three other children, and we anticipate all three coming to Dr. Park down the road."

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

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"I’m Morgan. I’m from Provo. I got my wisdom teeth out at Utah Surgical Arts. So, I just had my braces off and to prevent any, like, movement, I had to get my wisdom teeth out. I was so nervous to get my wisdom teeth out, but as soon as I got here, the girls were, like, super nice and friendly and just kind of calmed me down because I was a wreck. Dr. Harris was super nice and comforting, and I think I had a really great experience here because I felt, like, safe. I felt like everything was going to be OK and that the surgery was going to go well. For my friends and family 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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