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Wisdom Teeth Removal

When wisdom teeth erupt, they can cause pain, dental misalignment, and other serious concerns.

Timely wisdom teeth removal can prevent these issues and promote good oral health in the long term.

Foothill Dental in Salt Lake City, UT, prioritizes the patient experience by using gentle extraction methods and precise technology.

Signs It May Be Time to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

It may be time to speak to your dentist about wisdom teeth removal if you or your teen are experiencing:

  • Jaw pain or stiffness
  • Earaches or headaches
  • Crowding of the teeth
  • Inflamed, swollen, or bleeding gums

Though each person may experience these symptoms differently, they are still an indication that your third molars should be removed.

Protect Your Oral Health Visit Our Salt Lake City, Utah, Dentists Today

If you or your teenager are experiencing any symptoms that indicate the wisdom teeth are coming in incorrectly, removal is your best option. Preventative action can save your smile from becoming damaged or misaligned. Prompt removal can ultimately save you time, money, and stress in the long run.

Let Drs. Matt Stohl, David Stohl, and Ashley Bailey provide you with timely treatment. To get in touch with our dentists, contact our Salt Lake City, UT, office today:

(801) 582-5787

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Our Team Will Take Care of You No Matter the Procedure

"Foothill dental is by far the best dental office I have been too. I had to get my wisdom tooth pulled and they were great . I'm going back in 2 weeks for more dental work and I know they will take great care of me. The doctor was amazing and so was his assistant." Jennifer Harris

Let Our Team Restore Your Oral Health

We Use Advanced Technology

Our dentists believe that to provide the best care to our patients, we must stay up to date with the latest techniques and technology in the field of dentistry. For example, our team uses digital X-rays to view patients' oral structures and plan effective extractions while minimizing their exposure to radiation.

Our Dentists Treat Patients of All Ages

Our dental team can remove the wisdom teeth of teens and adults alike. If you're a parent who wants to preserve your child's oral health, we can help. If you're an adult who has put their dental care on hold but is ready to make things right, we can help you, too.

We Offer a Range of Services

Your oral care doesn't have to end with the removal of wisdom teeth. Our dentists offer a range of general dentistry procedures like cleanings and exams, tooth-colored fillings, and more. If your wisdom teeth have resulted in dental damage, decay, or misalignment, we have solutions for those concerns, too.

Paying for Your Treatment

Though the cost range for this treatment depends heavily on your dental insurance, we do everything we can to make it affordable. We accept most insurances, and our financial coordinator can explore financing options with you to help cover any out-of-pocket costs. Remember: the prompt removal of wisdom teeth can prevent concerns that can be costly to fix later in life, making this procedure a wise investment in your smile.

Wisdom Teeth Removal What to Expect in Salt Lake City, Utah

We know that many patients are hesitant to remove their wisdom teeth because they have feelings of anxiety about the procedure. Our Salt Lake City dentists have been performing this procedure for years, so you have nothing to fear. Every procedure is carefully planned with X-rays and we use the latest technology to keep patients as comfortable as possible. Wisdom teeth removal is simple and involves these steps:
Our dentists are committed to providing the ultimate dental experience through the level of detail and attention we provide.
Our dentists are committed to providing the ultimate dental experience through the level of detail and attention we provide.


Local anesthesia will be administered to keep you comfortable throughout your procedure.


One of our dentists will make incisions in your gums at the site of each wisdom tooth to allow for better access.


Each impacted tooth will be gently extracted. They may be divided into smaller pieces to allow for a smoother extraction.


After each wisdom tooth has been removed, the incisions in your gums will be sutured closed.


Gauze will be placed at the removal sites to minimize bleeding.

Aftercare Instructions for a Smoother Recovery

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Prevent Dry Socket

Dry socket is a condition that can occur after a tooth is removed. If the blood clot that formed after tooth removal becomes dislodged, the underlying bone and nerves are exposed, causing pain. You can prevent dry socket by keeping gauze over your removal sites for 30-45 minutes after your procedure, avoiding drinking through a straw, and not smoking.


Eat a Soft Food Diet

Hard, chewy, and crunchy foods can cause pain and bleeding, prolonging the healing period. Patients should eat a soft food diet to minimize irritation, the chances of dry socket, and the risk of infection. Broth, yogurt, mashed potatoes, and ice cream are all good options after your third set of molars has been removed.

Shouldn't I Visit an Oral Surgeon?

You don't have to. Though many dentists refer their patients to oral surgeons for complex wisdom teeth removal, our dentists are proud to provide this service for our patients. We handle impacted teeth and complex cases right here in our Salt Lake City, UT, office so you don't have to find an oral surgeon at another dental practice.

We Can Help You No Matter the State of Your Mouth

"This was the best dental experience I have ever had... I come in and they made a complete game-plan for me and got to work. They are fast, efficient and friendly. I didnt realize how much my mouth was bothering me, but I'm half way done and I don't even get headaches anymore throughout the week. My bite sits comfortably, and they always make sure to do everything right down to the T." Emily Wilson
Foothill Dental team

Foothill Dental Matt Stohl, DMD, & David Stohl, DDS

Our dental practice provides comprehensive care to patients of all ages using state-of-the-art technology in a warm and welcoming environment. Our dentists are affiliated with the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Utah Dental Association
  • Salt Lake District Dental Society

To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call (801) 582-5787.

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