Wisdom Teeth Removal

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause severe pain and have significant negative effects on your oral health.

Dr. Gregory E. Anderson is a board-certified oral surgeon who provides safe, precise wisdom teeth removal.

What can wisdom teeth removal at our Garland or Logan, UT, office do for you?

Relief and Prevention The Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Comfortable Treatment 

During wisdom tooth removal at our Garland and Logan, UT, oral surgery offices, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the treatment area. Additionally, dental sedation can be provided to help you relax. After your procedure, you can expect relief from painful symptoms.

Peace of Mind 

Many are worried about the effects their third molars may have on their smile. Once they are removed, you can enjoy the peace of mind that you no longer have to worry about related dental complications.

An Effective Preventive Method

Those with impacted teeth face a higher risk of periodontal disease and cavities, which can require extensive and often costly dental procedures if the issues are not addressed promptly. Removing your wisdom teeth before they become a problem is worth considering.

What Happens When You Neglect 
to Remove a Wisdom Tooth?

​Impacted teeth can damage surrounding teeth and cause others to shift out of alignment.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Is Highly Recommended

Patients often ask our oral surgeon if preventative wisdom tooth removal is necessary if they aren't having symptoms. Despite your lack of symptoms now, wisdom teeth may cause issues down the line.

Waiting to remove wisdom teeth can leave you at risk of infection if they do become impacted. It can also result in misalignment if overcrowding occurs, or gum disease due to difficulty maintaining proper hygiene. Bone tissue in the jaw can also deteriorate due to resulting cysts. Left untreated, these issues can lead to tooth loss, which will necessitate restorative treatments like dental implants. Because dental implant treatment is more expensive than wisdom tooth removal, undergoing oral surgery now can actually save you time, money, and discomfort in the long run.

If you are hesitant, Dr. Anderson and his team can answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

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While not everyone experiences complications or makes the decision to remove their wisdom teeth, Dr. Anderson highly recommends it in many cases.

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Although it is possible that your wisdom teeth will erupt into proper alignment with your surrounding teeth, there is a good chance that they will most likely cause complications at some point. You can save yourself significant discomfort, oral health complications, time in the dentist's chair, and expense by choosing to have your wisdom teeth removed by a skilled and compassionate surgeon.

Dr. Anderson is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has earned a reputation for minimizing the discomfort of any tooth removal procedure. If you are delaying wisdom tooth removal due to concerns over discomfort, we invite you to find out for yourself why so many dentists throughout the Garland and Logan, UT, areas refer their patients to Dr. Anderson. You can request a consultation by filling out our online form or calling:

(435) 755-5000

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Logan, UT


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Greg is so knowledgeable and skilled. He's an excellent surgeon. He has completed many procedures for myself and my family. Highly recommended!

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I felt exceedingly well cared for by Dr. Anderson and his staff. Though this immediate post-op period isn't fun, I am confident that all will be "blue skies and green lights" again soon.

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Signs You Require Wisdom Teeth Removal You May Need Your Third Molars Removed If You Have:

Tooth Decay Affecting the Back Teeth

It can be difficult to brush your third molars because they are so far back in your mouth. If the tooth becomes decayed, it can cause surrounding teeth to also become decayed. It can also affect bone tissue in the jaw due to cysts and other resulting complications.

Chronic and Persistent Bad Breath

Impacted teeth can become infected, or cause surrounding gum tissue to become infected. Once an infection develops, you may notice a consistently bad taste in your mouth or chronic bad breath.

Irritated Gums Toward the Back of the Mouth

Your gums may begin to swell, turn red, and cause discomfort if they are being irritated by wisdom teeth. This disruption can also lead to gum disease.

Crooked Teeth, Particularly Crowding

Often, there is not enough room in your jaw for third molars to grow in. Your teeth may begin to shift out of alignment once these teeth finally erupt.

Sinus Problems and Issues with Congestion

Wisdom teeth in the upper jaw may be in such close proximity to your sinuses that you experience uncomfortable symptoms such as congestion, sinus pressure, and painful headaches.

We Use Advanced Technology at Our Logan & Garland Offices

When preparing for your wisdom tooth removal, Dr. Anderson uses the latest technology. Tools such as digital X-rays allow him to closely evaluate your bite and plan treatment for the least disturbance to the surrounding tissues.

Dr. Anderson can also provide intravenous (IV) sedation, as well as other forms of dental sedation, to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Paired with his expert-level precision, you can expect to experience safe and effective wisdom tooth extraction in an advanced and comfortable setting.

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Gentle, Pain-Free Wisdom Tooth Removal Sedation Options at Our Logan and Garland Offices 

With modern techniques and technology, Dr. Anderson can provide virtually painless wisdom teeth removals using general anesthesia and IV sedation. 

General Anesthesia 


General anesthesia completely puts the patient to sleep so they are unconscious during the surgery. General anesthesia is administered in a hospital setting, and patients are intubated so their breathing is controlled. With this option, you don’t need to experience the procedure and can return home after waking up (with the help of a designated driver). 

IV Sedation  

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While general anesthesia makes you fall unconscious, IV sedation allows you to remain conscious during the procedure. Our trained staff can administer IV sedation to reduce your awareness and place you into a dream-like state. Most patients do not recall any details of the wisdom tooth removal even though they were awake throughout the process.   

We Put the Patient First  Ask Us About Your Anesthesia and Sedation Options 

While wisdom tooth removal can be necessary for your health, we understand that the procedure can sound intimidating. That’s why we offer sedation and general anesthesia options for our patients at our offices in Logan and Garland, UT. Dr. Anderson and his trained team can find the right type of sedation or anesthesia to match your health needs. 

You can learn more about sedation and general anesthesia during a consultation, or you can discuss the procedure with our staff by calling: 

(435) 755-5000

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"The staff was really friendly and helpful. Dr. Anderson was great! He had great bedside manners! Explained everything he was going to do and made me feel comfortable!" Crystal Hernandez

The Cost of Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Removing your wisdom teeth can prevent much bigger problems down the line, which is why we don’t want costs to become a barrier for our patients.

Without insurance, the procedure can cost approximately $2,100-$2,400 for four impacted wisdom teeth, sedation, and prep work; your unique needs may vary. Luckily, insurance typically covers some of the cost, since wisdom teeth removal can be a medical necessity. 

Factors That Affect the Cost of Wisdom Tooth Removal


During a consultation, we can discuss the factors that will impact the total cost of your wisdom tooth removal, such as:

  • Number of wisdom teeth 
  • Type of extraction  
  • Choice of sedation 

Our fees are 20-25% less than what you’d find
at other dental practices. 

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Can Potentially Save Money The Cost of Not Getting Wisdom Teeth Removed

While the estimated cost sounds like a lot, it can still be more affordable than fixing oral problems down the line. For example, wisdom teeth can impact the alignment of your other teeth, resulting in orthodontic issues like an unbalanced bite. CareCredit lists the projected price of traditional metal braces at $3,000-$7,000

Impacted wisdom teeth can also cause infections that can spread to surrounding tissue, which eventually results in tooth loss if left untreated. Full-mouth treatment for pocket reduction related to gum disease can cost $1,000-$3,000.  

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Are you suffering from the painful symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth? Are you considering preventive wisdom tooth removal for your child? Dr. Anderson can provide the gentle and beneficial treatment you need. For more than 25 years, families in Logan, Garland, and surrounding communities have trusted him to provide outstanding care.

We accept patients with or without referrals from dentists. To book your wisdom teeth removal appointment at one of our offices in Garland or Logan, UT, please send us a message online or call our office:

(435) 755-5000

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Just so efficient and professional staff was amazing and had two extractions and did in such a timely manner I recommend Dr Anderson anytime for reliable service and great customer service.

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Dr. Anderson is amazing. Thank you for your extra care given with my daughter for her wisdom teeth extraction.

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Preparing for Oral Surgery

Once your surgery is scheduled at one of our offices in Garland or Logan, UT, we will provide a detailed list of pre-operative instructions to ensure the safety and success of your upcoming procedure. Remember to: 

  • Refrain from eating or drinking anything the morning of your oral surgery
  • Quit smoking, as it can increase the risk of complications and slow down healing 
  • Wear comfortable clothing, do not wear makeup, and remove nail polish 
  • Do not wear contact lenses to your appointment 
  • Prepare soft foods to consume upon your return home 
  • Purchase ice packs and tea bags to deal with post-operative swelling or bleeding 

Because this procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, you will return home the same day. However, you will need a reliable friend or family member to drive you home while the effects of your medication wear off. 

The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process What to Expect on the Day of Oral Surgery

Although the actual extent of your oral surgery will depend on how many third molars are being removed, whether any of them are impacted, and other factors, here is what you can typically expect during surgery:

We can review the oral surgery process in more detail during your visit to our office in Logan or Garland, UT.

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We can review the oral surgery process in more detail during your visit to our office in Logan or Garland, UT.


Dr. Anderson will examine digital images of your bite as well as any information provided by your dentist in order to plan the extraction of each wisdom tooth.


In addition to local anesthesia for your comfort, we can provide intravenous sedation or general anesthesia to help you relax during oral surgery.


Our oral and maxillofacial surgeon will create incisions in the gum line.


The doctor will gently extract each wisdom tooth. The molars may be separated into smaller pieces for simpler removal. 


Once each wisdom tooth is removed and surgery is complete, Dr. Anderson will seal the incision sites with dissolvable sutures.


To promote the formation of a blood clot after each wisdom tooth is removed, a small piece of gauze will be placed on the extraction site. 

Return Home

Our highly trained team will send you home with a helpful list of instructions to facilitate the recovery process after surgery.

Need More Tips for Oral Surgery Aftercare? Our Oral Surgeon and Friendly Staff Can Answer Your Questions

Wisdom tooth removal can have a huge positive impact on your oral health and prevent future issues. We don’t take your wisdom teeth lightly, and neither should you. We can answer your questions about wisdom tooth removal, including the procedure, costs, and anything else you’re worried about. 

A consultation with Dr. Anderson is the best choice to discuss your concerns about wisdom teeth, but you can also submit any questions in a message or over the phone. Call our Logan and Garland offices at: 

(435) 755-5000

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"Dr. Anderson and staff were so nice and helpful! They were efficient but thorough for the exam and were able to answer all my questions. I would definitely recommend their office to friends and family!" Sadie Sessions

Related Dental Treatments 

Some patients could benefit from additional dental work following the removal of their problem set of molars. We can discuss your need for these procedures during your visit to our Logan or Garland office.

Tooth Extractions

A non-impacted wisdom tooth can be removed with a simple extraction, the process used for teeth above the gum line. If you need other teeth extracted to make room for dental treatments, we may be able to remove them in the same visit as your wisdom tooth extraction. 

Learn More About Extractions

Jaw Surgery

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain and other issues in the jaw, which is why we may recommend wisdom teeth removal before proceeding with jaw surgery. The removal can open up room for tooth realignments and reduce uneven pressure on your jaw bone. 

Learn More About Jaw Surgery

Full Mouth Reconstruction

As part of a full mouth reconstruction, we may remove your wisdom teeth to create room for other treatments and to prevent oral health issues down the line. We can restore your smile and apply multiple treatments starting with wisdom tooth removal. 

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The service was absolutely comfortable. I wasn't expecting the time to go so fast, but Dr Anderson and his staff were so kind, and very professional. So far, my healing process has been a breeze, and very little pain. Would recommend anyone needing services to go see him.

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Dr Anderson is phenomenal! He made my little one feel very comfortable and eased this worried mama. He is very personable and extremely kind. We definitely recommend him!

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Wisdom Teeth Removal FAQ

Here are some of the common questions we receive about wisdom teeth from the Garland and Logan communities:

When should you have your wisdom teeth removed? 

While there is no upper age limit on wisdom teeth removal, we suggest removing them at an earlier age (typically around 18-24). Removing your wisdom teeth before they’ve fully grown in can lead to an easier extraction and prevent future damage. Younger and healthier patients also tend to heal faster. 

How many wisdom teeth are removed during surgery? 

We can often remove all four wisdom teeth in one surgery, depending on the circumstances. If your case is complicated, we may need more than one visit to remove all of your wisdom teeth. We can determine whether your wisdom teeth can be removed in a single surgery after our surgeon performs an oral exam.

Is wisdom tooth removal considered “emergency dental care”?

If an impacted wisdom tooth is causing pain, swelling, or bleeding around your gums, then you may need emergency dental care. Even if your discomfort is mild and does not qualify for emergency care, you should contact our office so we can check for any impending issues or risks to your oral health.  

Have More Questions About Wisdom Tooth Extraction? Contact Our Utah Offices to Get the Answers You're Looking For

If you still have questions about wisdom teeth and the long-term benefits of getting them removed, we encourage you to get in touch with our oral surgery practice. Dr. Anderson and his team can address your concerns and provide even more detailed information about the procedure, insurance, and potential complications like dry socket. 

Write to our offices in Logan and Garland or give us a call at:

(435) 755-5000

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"Dr. Anderson and his staff are amazing. He is professional and caring, makes sure not to hurt you. Definitely my family's oral surgeon!!" Debra Wilde
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Gregory E. Anderson PC

Dr. Anderson is an oral and maxillofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose qualifications include:

  • Board certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Graduated magna cum laude from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry
  • Diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

He is dedicated to helping patients in Logan, Garland, and surrounding areas overcome facial pain, injuries, and other conditions to improve your quality of life. Learn more about the specialized treatment he can provide by contacting our office online or calling (435) 755-5000.

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