Wisdom Teeth Removal | Provo, UT
Wisdom teeth are the ones that grow in behind the first two molars on the upper and lower part of the gums. Riverwoods Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery makes wisdom teeth removal convenient with our office located in Provo, UT. Impacted wisdom teeth happen when they’re stuck in the jawbone or grow in at an unusual angle. This can cause pain, discomfort, and make it difficult to clean your molars, which can lead to tooth decay. An oral surgeon will recommend wisdom tooth extraction when a patient is experiencing problems like these. Eliminate the annoyance that impacted wisdom teeth can cause by visiting our doctor for an extraction.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal
When you consult with our oral surgeon, we will inspect your third molars to verify whether you need wisdom teeth removal. If you aren’t experiencing any pain, they have erupted properly, and don’t have signs of decay, then it may not be necessary. However, it’s preferable for patients to get wisdom tooth extraction if the way their teeth have grown in makes them more susceptible to infections, cavities, or damage to surrounding teeth. This is caused by crowded teeth in the mouth and difficulty cleaning the improperly erupted third molars in an effective way. Our office uses the latest techniques and equipment during impacted wisdom teeth removal procedures, so our patients can get the best results.
Safe and Efficient Extraction Services
Wisdom tooth extractions are safe procedures, usually taking less than an hour to complete and requiring only a few days for recovery. We’ll typically administer either local anesthesia with a shot of procaine or IV sedation in the arm. However, we can also use general anesthesia via gas or injection that will let you go to sleep. After wisdom teeth removal, it’s important to let the drugs wear off and get plenty of rest. Swelling should subside after a few days, the stitches will dissolve, and you’ll be fully healed in a few weeks.
Keep these tips in mind when you’re healing from your impacted wisdom teeth removal:
- Eat soft foods
- Rinse with warm saltwater the next day
- Be carefully not to brush away blood clots
- Take prescribed pain medication
- Don’t use a straw or smoke while healing
Our Professional Oral Surgeon
The Riverwoods Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery office in Provo, UT is spacious and relaxing, so our patients can feel comfortable while receiving their treatments. Dr. Jenkins has extensive training and experience in the dental and medical fields, so you can feel confident that your wisdom teeth removal will go smoothly. We use top-of-the-line equipment in order to do a more precise job and give you the best results. Impacted wisdom tooth removal is a safe, effective, and common procedure that requires practically no downtime for recovery. Trust our dedicated professionals to put your needs first when you visit our office.
Schedule An Appointment Today
Don’t wait to receive the treatment you need from Riverwoods Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Our doctor will take the time to explain how your wisdom tooth extraction will go and what you can expect during the healing process. The sooner we can take care of the tooth removal, the more likely you are to avoid periodontal disease, cysts, or other damage. Contact our office at 801-437-7701 to schedule an appointment for wisdom teeth removal in Provo, UT.