Wisdom Teeth Removal in South Jordan, UT
Utah’s Third Molar Experts
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, and Dr. Wood 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
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."
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."
Meg Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My name is Meg, I’m from Provo, Utah, and I had my wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Harris. To describe this practice, I would say that it is welcoming and comforting. I remember coming in being extremely nervous because this was the first time that I had been put under anesthesia. Everyone who I came in contact with, from the receptionist to the nurses to the doctors, made me feel so comfortable. They answered all of my questions. I was explained in detail what would be happening during the surgery, and that really allowed me to feel confident going into the procedure. The staff here was welcoming and engaging. They were all very charismatic. They were wonderful to interact with, and they really made me feel comfortable. Overall, I loved my experience here at Utah Surgical Arts. For my friends and family in and around Provo, I highly recommend Utah Surgical Arts."
Jamie Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, I’m Jamie. I’m from Herriman, Utah, and I had my wisdom teeth removed with Utah Surgical Arts. I would describe this practice as kind of a homey experience. The staff is really fun and energetic, and they’re really nice, and I just felt really welcomed as soon as I came in. Dr. Brown is very professional, very kind. When he was talking with me, I felt like I was the center of his whole day, and he made me feel really special, like I was the only patient he was seeing. I would give Utah Surgical Arts five stars, hands down. I would say that I had an amazing experience here at Utah Surgical Arts."
Mikell Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"Hi, my name is Mikell, and I came to Utah Surgical Arts to get my wisdom teeth extracted. Being a registered nurse, I realize the importance of patient care and him being a doctor and a dentist, I was put at ease for the procedure. Obviously, getting your wisdom teeth out isn’t the funnest thing in the world, but I went to the office and was so comforted by the awesome staff and by the friendliness and personable Dr. Harris, and I had a really great experience."
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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