Wisdom Teeth Specialists of Utah
Your wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come through the gums, and they’re among the largest in the mouth, too. Unfortunately, many people don’t have room for the wisdom teeth in their jaws, so the wisdom teeth become impacted, presenting a variety of concerns.
Our practice specializes in removing these pesky teeth, ideally before they cause problems.
Once upon a time, the wisdom teeth served a purpose. They helped our ancestors chew whatever edible items they happened upon in their travels. However, we’re no longer foraging for our food, and our wisdom teeth are largely useless in modern life.
Most people opt to have their wisdom teeth extracted during adolescence. When left in place, the wisdom teeth can cause pain and become infected. They may develop potentially dangerous cysts and tumors or damage other nearby teeth.
If you already have a straight, beautiful smile, having your wisdom teeth removed can help it stay that way. When the wisdom teeth try to erupt into a jaw that has no room for them, they’ll spark crowding in the other teeth. If that happens, any effort you invested in orthodontic treatment will be for naught.
Although the prospect of wisdom teeth extraction can bring on anxiety for patients, Dr. Partridge is a skilled and talented board certified oral surgeon who focuses on putting patients at ease. Our practice also has a full-time nurse and four surgical assistants who dedicate themselves to the highest levels of patient care. Dr. Partridge and other practice staff members are always available to discuss any patient concerns.
Dr. Partridge and his team are well-versed in the techniques involved in wisdom teeth removal, and their experience performing this procedure helps to ensure maximum patient comfort. The surgery is customized based on each patient’s unique needs, and patients are sent home with a list of instructions to prevent post-operative problems.
Contact our office to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Partridge, and start down your path to becoming wisdom teeth-free!