Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are molars found in the very back of your mouth. They usually appear in the late teens or early twenties but may become impacted (fail to erupt) due to lack of room in the jaw or angle of entry. At some point in your teen’s life, they’ll need to come in and visit us, your St George wisdom teeth experts, for wisdom tooth extraction. The most common type of impacted wisdom tooth is “mesial,” which means the tooth is angled forward toward the front of your mouth.

What is the process of wisdom tooth extraction?

When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it will need to be removed by Dr. Davis. You may develop gum tenderness, swelling, jaw cyst, or even severe pain if it is not removed. Impacted wisdom teeth that are partially or fully erupted tend to be difficult to clean and susceptible to tooth decay, recurring infections, and even gum disease.

Wisdom teeth are typically removed during the late teens or early twenties because there is a greater chance that the roots have not fully formed and the bone surrounding the teeth is less dense. These two factors can make extraction easier, as well as making the recovery time much shorter, but each patient’s situation is unique.

We handle a high number of St George wisdom teeth extractions and patients come to us from St. George, Cedar, Hurricane, Kanab, Mesquite NV, Page AZ, and close-by communities.

If you need wisdom teeth removal, reach out to our office and oral surgery team today. We look forward to meeting you.