Wisdom Teeth Removal in South Jordan, UT
Utah’s Third Molar Experts
Wisdom teeth are known as third molars. They develop around the age of 17, and most dentists and oral surgeons recommend having them extracted as soon as possible. There is not enough space in the mouth for an extra set of molars. Leaving them untreated puts your oral health at risk, and your other teeth could suffer as well. If your dentist discovers that third molars are developing, he or she will refer you to an oral surgeon for evaluation.
If you suspect the presence of wisdom teeth and would like a consultation, or if you have been referred to us, please call our South Jordan office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Harris, Dr. Park, Dr. Brown, Dr. Wood, Dr. Holladay, and Dr. Shiffler will create a custom treatment plan based on your specific wisdom teeth removal needs.
Advantages of Wisdom Teeth Removal
Our oral surgeons at Utah Surgical Arts regularly perform wisdom tooth extractions. By undergoing this procedure, you are protecting your health and preventing numerous complications from having the chance to appear. For example, it is not uncommon for a wisdom tooth to grow sideways. This is called impaction, and an impacted wisdom tooth is trapped beneath gums, angled toward your other molars. It can push other teeth out of place, destroy roots, and damage nerves. An impacted tooth is difficult to clean, and can lead to cysts and tumors.
You can avoid these complications and many more by having your wisdom teeth extracted at Utah Surgical Arts in South Jordan, UT. When left to develop on their own, wisdom teeth are known to cause:
- Pain, swelling, jaw stiffness, tenderness
- Bad breath due to infection
- Gum disease, which can progress to irreversible tooth decay
- Cysts and tumors
- Cavities due to bacterial buildup
- Dental shifting
Our trusted surgeons at Utah Surgical Arts have safely extracted wisdom teeth for years. We will customize a treatment plan that delivers the highest level of care before, during, and after your procedure. Contact our South Jordan office today to schedule your consultation.
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
During your consultation appointment at our South Jordan office, your oral surgeon will review your medical history and perform a thorough examination of your mouth and jaw. This includes taking 3D CBCT scans. Your surgical options, as well as your anesthesia and sedation options, will be discussed and determined, and any questions that you may have will be answered. This procedure is often performed using IV sedation, allowing you to rest in a sleep-like state during surgery.
Your procedure will begin according to your customized treatment plan, with the administration of the chosen anesthetic. When undergoing IV sedation, you must arrange for an adult to be present at the office during surgery and drive you home after. The adult should remain with you for 24 hours, as you will still be under the effects of anesthesia.
Impacted or partially erupted third molars may need to be broken up before removal. Exposed teeth can simply be pulled out using forceps. Any incisions will be stitched closed, and you will rest in our comfortable recovery area until you are awake enough to be driven home.
Wisdom Tooth Surgery Cost in South Jordan, UT
At Utah Surgical Arts, we strive to make outstanding care accessible to patients of all ages and conditions in our areas. We accept many payment methods and will provide a cost estimate prior to any treatment. The number of wisdom teeth you need removed, your choice of anesthesia, and your insurance will all factor into the final cost. To find out your exact cost for having wisdom teeth removed, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
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
Jorden Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, I’m Jorden; I’m from Lindon, Utah. I came to see Dr. Harris because I needed to get my wisdom teeth out for my mission. I hate shots and needles, so getting an IV was not my favorite part. The staff were very friendly, and the office was very comfortable, so it kind of calmed my nerves a little bit. Dr. Harris was really good about explaining what was happening and the kind of needle that he was using and just kind of explaining it a little bit more to take the unknown fear out of it. Dr. Harris was super funny, just kind of told me some jokes; like, I was really scared about the needle again, and he kind of just told me some jokes and kind of tried to take my mind off of it. I was worried if I would miss school, and he kind of just promised me I wouldn’t and told me if I did miss school, he would miss work and come hang out with me. The staff were all super friendly. They were very talkative. It was just very welcoming; it was just kind of nice. It wasn’t like they were busy or that I was a hassle; they were just very fine with me being there. If any of my friends in Lindon or Pleasant Grove or American Fork were getting their wisdom teeth out, I would definitely recommend coming to Utah Surgical Arts."
Alicia Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, I’m Alicia. I’m from Provo, and I came to Utah Surgical Arts to get my wisdom teeth out, and I had a really enjoyable experience. Utah Surgical Arts made it really comfortable and easy. The front, the doctors, and the surgical assistants were all super nice and accommodating, and they just made getting your wisdom teeth out a piece of cake. Utah Surgical Arts is awesome, and everyone is really nice. I’m a student at BYU, and I definitely tell all of my friends who are getting their wisdom teeth out to come here."
Cherie Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"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."
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."
Jake Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, my name's Jake Craft. I’m from Lindon, Utah, and I came to Utah Surgical Arts for my wisdom teeth and also for a couple different crown lengthening sessions. I really enjoyed my experience here with Dr. Harris and his staff because it was very quick and easy, and I was comfortable the entire time. I have a lot of friends in Alpine, Lehi, American Fork, Spanish Fork, and I always recommend that they come get any sort of dental work — like wisdom teeth or crown lengthening — done here because the staff is extremely friendly, and they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable throughout the entire procedure."
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I have dry socket or normal pain?
Dry socket occurs when the blood clot inside of the empty tooth socket becomes dislodged. It is very painful, as the nerve and bone underneath become exposed. If you suspect dry socket or are in a great amount of pain beyond what is expected following surgery, please contact our office. It is common to feel some degree of discomfort following any type of surgical procedure, but this is usually managed with over-the-counter pain medications, ice packs, and rest.
Can I get all four wisdom teeth removed at once?
We recommend having all wisdom teeth extracted at the same time. This prevents the need for additional procedures, and you can eliminate the risk factors associated with third molars in one single surgical visit.
How long is recovery after having wisdom teeth pulled?
You can expect to resume normal activities a day or two following surgery. You will need to take care of your surgical sites, which take about 2 weeks to heal, by following the instructions we provide.
What happens if I don’t have an impacted tooth removed?
An impacted wisdom tooth may or may not cause pain. Your dentist will check for wisdom teeth during regular checkups. Wisdom teeth are large, and if one grows sideways, it can damage adjacent teeth. These teeth have naturally large, unpredictable nerves that can grow in sporadic directions, puncturing nearby nerves and the roots of other teeth. It’s possible for an impacted tooth to not cause any pain now, but suddenly a great deal of pain if a nerve is struck later in life.
Impacted teeth can partially erupt, making it difficult to clean around. When bacteria builds up around a tooth, cysts and tumors begin to form. These can be painful, and lead to the progression of periodontal disease, tooth decay, and many other problems. Avoid these issues by having wisdom teeth extracted at Utah Surgical Arts.
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