Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal

What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Your wisdom teeth will normally begin to come in when you’re roughly 17 to 25 years old. You might have been told by numerous dentists in the past that you’ll need to have your wisdom teeth removed. Unfortunately, leaving these wisdom teeth in place, especially if there is not enough room for them to come in, can leave you in pain and severe discomfort. We are able to remove any and all problematic wisdom teeth to help preserve your overall dental and oral health.

Why would Wisdom Teeth Removal be needed?

When a wisdom tooth isn’t able to come up through the gums, it becomes impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can be painful, tender and even cause issues with infection and damage to surrounding teeth. Removing these teeth can help to prevent major problems from happening down the road. It is better to have these wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible, but it’s not uncommon for patients to wait years before having them extracted.

What Is Wisdom Teeth Removal
Why Would Wisdom Teeth Removal Be Needed

Who is a candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

We will be able to find your wisdom teeth on a special x-ray. This image allows us to see where your wisdom teeth are and how they’re positioned. From there, we will create a specific extraction treatment plan that is right for you. It is never too soon or too late to have these often problematic third molars removed.

What happens during Wisdom Teeth Removal?

We will begin by offering you local or general sedation. This will help to make the extraction process more comfortable for you. We then make an incision through the gums and retrieve the underlying wisdom tooth. If the wisdom tooth is embedded into the bone, we will cut slightly into this bone in order to remove it. This is what is known as a bony impaction, and it is very common. The process of removing the wisdom teeth is repeated until they are all taken out. Sutures are placed to heal the gums and you’ll go home with aftercare instructions.

If you’d like to come into our office to discuss wisdom tooth removal, call us today to speak with one of our friendly staff members.

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Notice

Recently, the Utah Dept of Health rescinded the order to only provide urgent care. As we begin to allow for more elective procedures, we will proceed thoughtfully and continue to use social distancing measures, utilize patient screening, and continue to use appropriate PPE equipment. Please call our office to make an appointment to be seen by Dr. Hansen. 801-251-7167. Thank you and stay safe!