Wisdom Teeth

When you find that you need your wisdom teeth extracted, it’s important to carefully choose a trusted and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon to perform the procedure. Utah Specialty Dental Group is comprised of board-certified surgeons who perform wisdom teeth extractions often. Our expert surgeons will ensure your procedure is safe, quick, and comfortable.

Growing Wisdom Teeth Pain On X-Ray

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

We all get three sets of molars during our lifetime. Our first set of molars emerge around age six, the second at age 12, and the third in a patient’s late teens or early twenties. It is at that time that children become older and wiser and transition into adulthood, and for that reason, we refer to those third molars as “wisdom teeth”.

Wisdom Teeth Management Infographic

Why Do Third Molars Need To Be Removed?

It’s all about space. By the time wisdom teeth begin to grow, most of the space in your mouth is already taken, making it difficult for the third set of molars to grow in properly. When wisdom teeth are not extracted in a timely manner, nearby nerves, bones, and teeth can become damaged.

Timing Is Everything

Timing is everything because there is an optimum time amidst ages of 17-25 when the tooth roots haven’t fully formed yet. Thus, the risk of damaging nearby nerves, bones and teeth during this time is significantly less.

How To Choose The Right Person For Wisdom Teeth Removal?

We understand the importance of choosing the right OMS to perform your wisdom teeth removal. Our network of board-certified surgeons are highly skilled and experienced in a range of procedures, including wisdom teeth extractions. Before your procedure, we will plan the following with you:
• Anesthesia with a range of options available.
• Dedicated time to discuss any questions or concerns you may have
• Post-surgery care instructions and information to help you recover comfortably
Utah Specialty Dental Group’s network of top-rated specialists provide comfortable, comprehensive care to families across Wasatch Front. We invite you to submit an appointment request below to experience the USDG difference.

A thoughtful surgical plan and careful consideration to ensure the easiest recovery possible is our number one goal. This is why we truly are the experts in the dental surgery profession.

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Utah Specialty Dental Group practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise extending from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. At USDG, we can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, TMJ disorders, and perform a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures. Please feel free to contact us are your earliest convenience to schedule a consultation.

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