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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 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, and Dr. Holladay 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.

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

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Lyza Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Hi, I'm Lyza. I live in Orem. I had my wisdom teeth procedure at Utah Surgical Arts. When I first walked in, the staff was friendly and very welcoming. My doctor was amazing. He gave me all the details about the procedure. He made me feel super comfortable. My procedure went incredibly well. I felt really good after all. My recovery was short. My overall experience is excellent. I'm glad that I chose this practice. To anyone in Orem and Pleasant Grove, I recommend Utah Surgical Arts. I loved it here. "

Zach had his wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in Lehi, UT
Zach Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Hi, I’m Zach. I’m from Provo. I came here to Utah Surgical Arts to get my wisdom teeth removed. The practice here is very clean. The doctor that performed my procedure was amazing. I really did feel extremely confident in his abilities in that he was going to take good care of me. The staff is very nice. They did a very good job of keeping everything very light and casual. The procedure was an absolute success, and the doctor did make sure to take care of me throughout the entire process. To my friends and family in Provo, if anybody is looking to get their wisdom teeth removed from there, I would definitely recommend it. They did an incredible job removing my wisdom teeth, and I know they would do the same for you."

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."

Cindy's daughters got their wisdom teeth removed at Utah Surgical Arts in Provo, UT
Cindy Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure

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"Two of my daughters had their wisdom teeth removed last year here. Dr. Harris was really good with Jordan. She was a little nervous — she doesn’t like to have any medical procedures done. He was able to calm her down, and she went through the surgery and did really well. Dr. Brown was the one that did Allison, and he was just very friendly, very thorough, made her feel very comfortable. In fact, Allison, when she was done, she didn’t even know that she had had the procedure done. The staff is very friendly, very thorough; they asked [if there were] any questions they are able to answer, and really put you at ease and made you feel like you’re going to be safe in their hands. If any of my friends in Lehi, Manti, or Salem needed to have any dental work done, I would send them to Utah Surgical Arts."

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

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"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."

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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