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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 in Garland or Logan, UT, do for you?

Relief and Prevention The Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Comfortable Treatment 

During wisdom tooth removal at our Garland and Logan 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.

 

Is wisdom tooth removal a common procedure? 

"Extremely kind, knowledgeable, and professional" Glowing Reviews From the Logan and Garland Community 

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Gisela Gisela

2019

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Our daughter had her 4 wisdom teeth removed, and Dr. Anderson and all his personnel were extremely, kind, knowledgeable and professional... We highly recommend Dr. Anderson to the community... THANK YOU DR. ANDERSON!

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Cristian Mendez

2019

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If I could leave 6 stars I would!... I had my wisdom teeth extracted by Dr. Greg Anderson and he did a phenomenal job.

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Book Your Appointment Today

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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Our team is one of the friendliest and most experienced in all of Utah.

How do you know if you need your third molars removed? 

Signs You Require Wisdom Teeth Removal

Decay

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.

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 

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 

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 Issues 

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.

Is anyone NOT a candidate for wisdom tooth removal? 

I'm not even having symptoms. Is a preventive
wisdom teeth removal procedure actually necessary?

Wisdom Tooth Removal Is Highly Recommended

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.

"He is very good at what he does"

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Kristi Davenport

2018

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Both my daughter and I have had my wisdom teeth removed from Dr. Anderson. He is very good at what he does and very friendly. I want to mention a special thanks to the office staff who worked with my terrible insurance to get our bill paid. They were extra good!

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Jill Blaisdell

2019

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It was very smooth surgery and stayed numb long enough that I didn't really have a lot of pain...most of my 7 kids had him take out their wisdom teeth and it all went well.

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How Is a Wisdom Tooth Removed?

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How does Dr. Anderson ensure the best possible results?

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. 

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A Gentle 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 

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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 Place 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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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. 

"He and his staff were really great to work with" More 5-Star Reviews From Utah Patients 

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Jessica Peterson

2018

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Dr Anderson removed my husband's wisdom teeth -- he and his staff were really great to work with! They were super helpful with any questions we had, and made sure to work with us and help us through any concerns we came up with!

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Jacob Cox

2018

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Me and my siblings have all gotten our wisdom teeth removed my Dr. Anderson. He is very fun friendly guy and my recovery time was very minimal. He has a great friendly staff and they all seem to enjoy their job.

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Choose a Respected Oral Surgeon

Although it is possible that your wisdom teeth will erupt into proper alignment with your surrounding teeth, research shows 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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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:

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Plan

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.

Sedation

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

Incision

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

Extraction

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

Sutures

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

Packing

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.

"I wish all doctors were this good" 

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Jeremie Humbert

2021

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He was professional on pulling my wisdom tooth and they all made sure I was okay and went home pain-free, thank you all y'all did an awesome job I recommend these guys to everyone.

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Christine Forman

2022

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Dr Anderson has wonderful bedside manors and always lets me know the pros and cons. Very intellectual and listens to your wants and needs and fears. He makes you feel safe and explains the procedures as he does them. 

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An Educational Resource for the Community Our 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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Factors Affecting Wisdom Tooth Costs

Removing your wisdom teeth can prevent much bigger problems down the line, which is why we don’t want cost 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 mary vary. Luckily, insurance typically covers some of the cost, since wisdom teeth removal can be a medical necessity. 

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. 

Our Financing Options 

If you don’t have insurance or your plan won’t cover the full cost, we offer other flexible financing options to help make our treatment affordable. We can proudly say that the fees at our practice cost 20-25% less than what you’d find at other surgeons and dentists around the Logan area. 

In-House Plans 

We offer in-house financing plans so you can pay for your treatment in several small installments. As long as you make any type of monthly payment, we won’t charge service or financing fees.

CareCredit

We’ve also partnered with CareCredit®, ​​a financing company that’s dedicated to helping patients pay for healthcare, as another way to break up your bill into affordable monthly payments.

Medicaid 

In addition to other types of health coverage, we also accept Medicaid to help make our procedures more accessible. Our staff can help walk you through the qualification process. 

A Cost Comparison 

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 gum disease treatment can cost $4,000-$10,000.  

Related Dental Treatments 

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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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 per 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.  

"Listens to your wants and needs"  Why Logan Patients Choose Dr. Anderson 

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david baker

2020

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About 10 years ago Dr Anderson was recommended to me by my dentist, and I won’t go anywhere else if I have any choice at all. I have gone to him for emergency and non emergency visits and he has taken great care of me each and every time. I wish all doctors were this good.

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lynnette bennett

2022

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Dr. Anderson has been my oral surgeon for many years. I have always found him to be knowledgeable, patient, gentle and has a wonderful bedside manner. I would definitely recommend Dr. Gregory Anderson and his staff to family, friends or anyone wanting a caring and skilled oral surgeon.

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Dr. Gregory E. Anderson PC

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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