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, Dr. Wood, or Dr. Holladay.
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."
Merri Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"We came to see Dr. Park because my boys needed to get their wisdom teeth out, and their dentist encouraged us to get it done. We came to the office, and Dr. Park was very thorough, very friendly. Tried to make you relax, tried to relate to my son on a personal level, and tried to talk to him about his hobbies and his interests, what he liked, and just really tried to calm him down and ease any fears. The procedures went really well, and Dr. Park was very thorough beforehand and afterhand to explain what happened and how they did, and they monitored them the whole time. The staff was very friendly, very kind, and willing to help out. They're very helpful on the phone when I called, and we were really pleased. I would recommend Utah Surgical Arts to anyone."
Drew Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My name is Drew, and I am from Provo, Utah. It was time to get my wisdom teeth out, so I came here to see Dr. Harris. I was a little nervous, but honestly this procedure is really easy. It’s not as scary as I thought it was going to be. The staff here is very nice. Everyone is so friendly, and it makes you feel like there’s nothing to worry about. Dr. Harris—he’s pretty great. The surgery went well. It was a good experience. I would definitely give Utah Surgical Arts a five out of five stars. For my friends and family in Provo, I highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts."
Parker Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My name is Parker. I'm from Herriman, Utah, and I got my wisdom teeth removed here at Utah Surgical Arts. All of the staff here are very warm and welcoming. My doctor was caring and very aware of my needs and had great chairside manner. My procedure went incredibly smooth. My recovery was great and was a lot quicker than I expected and I was back to normal in no time. My quality of life has improved a lot. My overall experience at Utah Surgical Arts was incredible. I would highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts, they are the best."
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."
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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