Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Dentists recommend the removal of wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, for a number of reasons. Your dentist can determine the best time to remove your third molars. Oftentimes recommending they be removed even before they are visible above the gum tissue. Removing the wisdom teeth before they erupt can prevent infection, nerve damage or interference with orthodontic treatment that may occur as the tooth moves through soft tissue and interacts with other teeth or bony tissue.

Most dentists prefer to remove wisdom teeth on patients in their teenage years. Prevention is the key reason why Dr. Hendrickson and other dentists most often remove wisdom teeth on young adults. Most commonly, wisdom teeth develop, erupt and begin to cause pain and discomfort between the ages of 14 and 24. Pain is associated with wisdom teeth development in young adults because there simply is not enough room in their mouths for the teeth to erupt properly. However, wisdom teeth that ‘fit’ or have erupted into the mouth may also cause pain and problems for older patients in the form of infection and cavities. Whatever your age, Dr. Heath Hendrickson can make sure your wisdom teeth extraction in Layton, Midvale or Provo, Utah, is quick, comfortable and affordable.

Wisdom Tooth removal can either be “simple” or “surgical”. Simple surgery is often performed on younger patients after the wisdom tooth appears above the gum tissue. Surgical procedures generally requires the removal of bone and the cutting of the wisdom teeth to successfully remove them. This is most commonly performed on wisdom teeth that have not yet erupted and are considered ‘impacted’or trapped in the bone.

Rest assured you are receiving the best care possible at Dr. Wisdom Teeth. Dr. Hendrickson is known around the world for his skill and experience. He teaches other dentists regularly to remove wisdom teeth with care and expertise. He is the Clinical Director of third molar removal at Western Surgical and Sedation.

Reach out to Dr. Wisdom teeth at any of our wisdom teeth offices in Midvale, Provo, or Layton, Utah. Call (801) 370-0050 and have our team answer your questions about our procedures or your wisdom teeth in general.


"Absolutely incredible place. My husband had 2 of his teeth removed here and I have had 7. The care is above and beyond and I couldn’t recommend this place enough. The after care instructions are clear and they have after hours help. If you need any teeth removed I would go here. I am terrified of the dentist and have been for a while. They make me feel comfortable and take the time to answer any questions I have."

A. Shell

"Our son-in-law had his wisdom teeth removed a little over a year ago. He had just injured his back and neck with a football injury, but he was also in extreme pain with his wisdom teeth. They took such good care of him. So when our youngest daughter needed her wisdom teeth out, we knew that we would take her to Dr. Wisdom Teeth. Their office staff, from setting up the procedure to checking us on the day of her teeth removal, have been professional and kind. We highly recommend Dr. Wisdom Teeth"

J. Larsen

"Two children have gone here and both times have done an incredible job! They have a system down where it’s quick, clean and provide an excellent service. It will cost you half what your DDS will charge you and that includes X-rays the day of their surgery. Will take all my children here from now on!"

M. Stilwell

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