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
Ryley Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My name’s Ryley. I’m from Herriman, Utah. I had my wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Brown at Utah Surgical Arts. I would describe Utah Surgical Arts as an amazing facility. Everyone that I met, everyone that I talked to, was very nice, and thorough, I felt like I was really taken care of. I was nervous before surgery. I’ve never had surgery before. So, being put to sleep was something I was worried about, but it went amazing. The staff at Utah Surgical Arts is amazing. Everyone was so nice, and made me feel extremely comfortable. Dr. Brown was really nice. He answered all of my questions, made me feel like there was nothing to worry about, and like I’d be in good hands. For all my friends and family in Herriman and South Jordan, I would highly recommend them to Dr. Brown."
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."
Nick Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My name is Nick Warner. I’m from Provo, Utah, and I came into Utah Surgical Arts before my mission to have my wisdom teeth removed. I was a little nervous before I came in — I’ve never had anything done like that before. But I got here and their staff was very professional and made me feel comfortable. It was Dr. Harris that did the procedure. And I sat down in the chair, they applied the anesthesia and told me to count backwards from 20. I think I got to 18, and I remember when I woke up, everything was done. They had given me some pain medication to deal with the pain. I didn’t even really need the pain medication, I remember. They treated me very well here, and I would recommend Utah Surgical Arts to anyone else."
Chris Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
"My name’s Chris, I’m from Provo, and I had my wisdom teeth pulled by Dr. Park. It was a really awesome experience. Everyone here was super nice and friendly. The staff and the receptionists consulted with me before and really worked with all my questions I had, answering them, and made me feel really comfortable. The surgery went really well. Dr. Park really helped me out, and he really knew what he was doing. After, I felt really happy and felt satisfied. I had a great experience, and I would recommend any family or friends to come to Utah Surgical Arts."
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 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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