Impacted Wisdom Teeth
When wisdom teeth get trapped under the gums they can inflict pain, and damage your other teeth.
Not only do impacted wisdom teeth cause serious complications, but they often require advanced techniques to remove safely.
Our board-certified oral surgeon at Hopkin Oral Surgery in Salt Lake City, UT, has the advanced training needed for these situations...
What Does "Impacted Wisdom Tooth" Actually Mean?
Different Ways a Tooth Can become Impacted
Extraction Can Protect Your Oral Health
Dr. Hopkin is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, meaning he has the necessary training and experience to handle even the most complex cases. He employs advanced technology, such as 3D imaging, which allows for more sophisticated insight than traditional X-rays. He is also experienced with dental sedation, so patients have nothing to fear during wisdom tooth surgery.
Extractions are typically covered by insurance, but our office also accepts CareCredit® financing and in-house payment plans. To schedule your or your child's examination, contact our Salt Lake City, UT, office online or give us a call at:
Real 5-Star Reviews from Satisfied Patients
Honestly this place was amazing! I went in for my wisdom teeth. They got me in, made sure I fully understood everything. Scheduled the appointment, put me out and the procedure only took 15 minutes. They helped me out to my car with my fiancé. Little to no pain the following days. No bruising. And very very minor swelling you couldn't even tell. Very thankful I chose Hopkin Oral Surgery.View On Google
Dr Hopkin is an awesome oral surgeon, and his staff are so friendly and caring . I highly recommend this office for wisdom tooth extraction and implants.View On Google
The Process of Wisdom Teeth Removal
How Much is Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal?
The price of wisdom teeth extraction at our Salt Lake City, UT, office is $600 to $2,100. The cost for extraction will vary depending on the severity of the impacted wisdom tooth and any additional treatments to address gum disease, swelling, and other oral health matters.
Wisdom teeth removal is considered an essential procedure to maintain your oral health, meaning your insurance should cover at least part of the cost. If you don't have insurance, we offer in-house financing plans and CareCredit® financing to help break the payment up into monthly payments with low or even zero-percent interest.
What Happens If I Put Treatment Off? Possible Complications
Many young patients are surprised to learn that wisdom teeth can cause teeth crowding. If your child recently underwent orthodontic treatment, the cosmetic benefits are at risk of being undone if there is not adequate room for their third molars to emerge.
As a wisdom tooth tries to erupt, it may push against the neighboring second molar. This pressure has the potential to cause root resorption of the adjacent molars, increasing the risk of additional tooth loss.
A partially impacted wisdom tooth is at a higher risk for tooth decay and cavities. Wisdom teeth are harder to clean, so food and bacteria can more easily become trapped in the gums surrounding these teeth.
Periodontal InfectionsPartially impacted molars place the patient at a higher risk for developing gum disease.
A small sack filled with fluid, called a cyst, can form around an impacted wisdom tooth and damage the jawbone, other teeth, and nerves.
More 5-Star Reviews From Salt Lake City, UT, Patients
I definitely made the right choice. Very respectful and down to earth, I was never rushed or made to feel anything but the most important person in the room. And it wasn't just Dr. Hopkins. The entire staff was this way, 100% of the time. I was having all of my remaining top teeth removed and getting a top denture. The procedure was so fast and comfortable, I chose to be put under anesthesia. Full instructions for after care, full attention to any questions or concerns I may have had. 10/10 recommend Dr. Hopkins and his amazing staff. Thank you all for making this so easy to get finally taken care of. ❤️View On Google
Dr. Hopkin and his staff were very professional. The office was immaculate as well. They clearly explained my options with the procedure and what the process would entail. They also gave me proper expectations regarding insurance coverage. I’m very happy with the entire visit and would definitely recommend Dr. Hopkin to anyone.View On Google