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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 Logan or Garland, 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? 

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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.

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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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. 

Our helpful team is always available to answer your questions. We have helped many patients throughout Utah successfully recover from oral surgery and comfortably deal with aftereffects like swelling, bleeding, and pain. 

"He and His Staff Were Really Great to Work With."

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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

Dr. Gregory E. Anderson
Dr. Gregory E. Anderson

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, our practice can provide intravenous sedation 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.

"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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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 their 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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