Your wisdom teeth, the final set of molars at the back of your mouth, can be a lot more trouble than they are worth. There are several reasons many dentists recommend removing them in the teenage years. At Alpine Dentistry, we offer wisdom teeth removal services. We can consult with you on the right time to consider wisdom teeth removal for you or your family members.

3rd Molars Come With Serious Complications...

Of all your teeth, wisdom teeth are the most unique. Coming out during the late teens, your child’s “third molars” show up much later than most teeth. And because they don’t grow alongside the other teeth, problems are bound to happen. Some of these issues include:

Teeth come in at the wrong angle: Impacted teeth can have many negative impacts. The tooth might crowd other teeth and put pressure on them, causing damage to the surrounding teeth, gums, or supporting bone. The crowding and pressure can also cause cysts to form and other infections. Wisdom teeth can also grow in the wrong direction entirely.

Teeth do not align with other teeth: Teeth on the same row or corresponding teeth that do not come together when you bite. This misalignment can have severe impacts on your bite.

There is not enough room in the mouth: When the jaw and gums don’t have enough room for wisdom teeth, this can push and shift the rest of your teeth out of alignment.

Teeth only partially emerge: Wisdom teeth that are not entirely emerged are challenging to clean. Many parts of the teeth are hidden and create effective pathways for bacteria to hide. The bacteria increases your risk for gum disease and other infections.

Teeth remain entirely under the gums: Teeth that have not surfaced in your gums are a continual risk. They can put pressure on the rest of your teeth and your jaw.


Wisdom Teeth Pain...
Is it Better to Wait to Remove Wisdom Teeth Until Symptoms Appear?

Sometimes the issues with wisdom teeth are not as pronounced early on. X-rays can show the progression of wisdom teeth before they surface and help us predict if there will be issues. But some problems with wisdom teeth may not emerge until later on when removing them is more complicated. This is why many dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth early before these signs appear. The recovery is generally faster if withdrawn before the teeth are fully formed.

Alpine Dentistry has extracted thousands of wisdom teeth in his 20+ years as a dentist. If you’re looking for consistent, trouble-free results, Alpine Dentistry is the one to call. He’s the one to trust to remove wisdom teeth in Alpine, Highland, Lehi, Cedar Hills, Draper, or Sandy, Utah.

Wisdom Teeth

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Symptoms

Wisdom Teeth Procedure

We can remove wisdom teeth with local, sedation, or general anesthetic. The main difference is how conscious or aware you are of what is going on during the procedure. Even when we use a local anesthetic and you are fully conscious, the process is pain-free, though you may feel some pressure.

Your dentist or oral surgeon makes an incision to expose each tooth and takes several steps to remove it. The removal can involve dividing the tooth into sections for easier removal or extracting it in one try. Once we remove your wisdom teeth, the extraction sites are cleaned and stitched.

We will give you time to recover while still under the anesthetic before you are ready to leave. We will also give you a prescription for pain medication and instructions on managing your recovery. Once we take the teeth out, you’ll get a set of instructions on the post-treatment dos and don’ts. These instructions will ensure a faster recovery. The recovery can be challenging because your mouth needs a lot of help to heal correctly. This includes regular cleaning, restrictions on what and how you eat, and pain management.

No matter when you need your wisdom teeth out, all of us here at Alpine Dentistry are ready to help! If you start to feel pain in the back of your mouth, come see us today! It could be time to remove those back molars. Don’t wait until the pain is unbearable. Come in today!

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