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
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."
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."
"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."
"Hi! I’m Cindy from Highland, Utah, and I brought 9 of my 11 children to Utah Surgical Arts to have Dr. Harris and Dr. Park take care of their wisdom teeth. My oldest two went to two separate oral surgeons, and when we discovered Utah Surgical Arts, as referred by our dentist, we were pleased and continued bringing the rest of our children here. In fact, one time, we did three children on the same day so that we’d all have everyone recovering at the same time. When you live at the south end of Utah County, in Spanish Fork or Payson, or in the north end in Alpine or Highland, Utah Surgical Arts is worth coming to. They do an excellent job!"
Stacy Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My two older kids both needed their wisdom teeth removed, and we had heard about Dr. Park and Dr. Harris and decided to come here. From the moment we walked in the door, we were greeted warmly and professionally but made to feel like we were just amongst friends, and so it was very comforting as a mom to know that my boys were in good hands when they had their wisdom teeth removed. And then, when the doctors talked with us, both Dr. Harris and Dr. Park spoke with us and calmed our nerves and put my boys at ease and my momma mind at ease, and I felt very comfortable. The recovery was awesome. They both healed very well and very quickly. I would definitely send all of my friends, and I do send all of my friends, to bring their kids to Dr. Park and Dr. Harris. As a matter of fact, I’ve got two more kids that are scheduled to have theirs done, and they’re excited to come in, actually, because they’ve heard nothing but good stories from their older brothers."
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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