Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Removing Painful Wisdom Teeth Gently

Dr. Derek Evans and Dr. Susan Baker offer wisdom teeth removal to extract your third molars before they can damage your oral health and smile. When we perform this procedure our dentists may also recommend using platelet-rich fibrin to help you recover afterward.

The third molars, which are commonly called the wisdom teeth, are typically the last teeth to come in. Because they are the last to erupt, there is often not enough room for the wisdom teeth to grow in as they should. When there is not sufficient space for the wisdom teeth, they may become impacted (unable to fully break through the gum tissues and jawbone) or grow in at an incorrect angle. Wisdom teeth that do not erupt as they should can lead to several dental problems, such as:

  • Disturbance of the natural tooth alignment or orthodontic treatment
  • Damage to the neighboring teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Infection and inflammation in the gums and other tissues
  • The formation of cysts
  • Damage to the jawbone

Our dentists may recommend wisdom teeth removal to avoid these serious complications and to keep your smile healthy. We will carefully evaluate your smile, including the positioning of your teeth and wisdom teeth, to determine whether your smile would benefit from wisdom teeth removal. Our team will ensure that your wisdom teeth removal treatment is as painless and comfortable as possible. We are committed to keeping your smile in the best possible health.

Call Gentle Dentistry today at 435-986-9799 to schedule your consultation with our dentists and learn more about wisdom teeth removal in St. George, Utah.