What is wisdom teeth removal?

wisdom_extractWisdom teeth, also known as “third molars,” are generally removed because most people experience problems when the teeth erupt too close to existing teeth, causing crowding, improper bites, and discomfort. The wisdom teeth are also particularly prone to periodontal disease and tooth decay, since they are located so far back in the mouth and are difficult to clean. Wisdom teeth removal in Lindon, Utah, is done gently with a minimum of post-operative discomfort.

Do I need wisdom teeth removal?

If wisdom teeth are causing a problem and are not pulled, they can sometimes become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have an impacted wisdom tooth:

  • Facial swelling
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Gum swelling

We understand you may have fears associated with getting your wisdom teeth removed. With Dr. Scott Healey, our caring dentist, you can expect to receive the gentle treatment you deserve. We take special care to walk you through each step of the wisdom teeth removal process to maximize your comfort level – from your first examination to the end of your recovery.

Call us at 801.653.0099 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment today.