Wisdom Tooth Extractions – Grantsville, UT

Creating More Space for Your Beautiful Smile

Smiling woman making okay sign while holding an extracted wisdom tooth in Grantsville

Wisdom teeth are referred to as third molars by dentists and do not serve a purpose. Although once essential to early human populations, they allowed for improved nutrition because of the way they made chewing and gnawing on dense, coarse foods easier. Nowadays, with more evolved diets and narrower jawlines, these teeth are more of a nuisance than anything else. This is why between the ages of 16 and 25, we often perform wisdom tooth extractions in Grantsville. If you or your teenager need to create more space by removing these unnecessary teeth, give us a call today.

Why Choose Frandsen Dental of Grantsville for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

  • Dansie is a Skilled Expert in Removing Wisdom Teeth
  • IV & Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry Available
  • Flexible Financing & In-House Membership Program Available

The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process

Dental forceps holding an extracted wisdom tooth

After learning that you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, our doctors will determine which type of procedure is necessary: simple or surgical.

Typically, if your wisdom teeth have partially erupted and are even slightly visible above the gumline, we will use certain dental instruments to grasp the tooth and remove it. Using an elevator to lift the tooth, we will use a gentle back-and-forth motion so that the tooth begins to detach, allowing for a safe, clean removal.

If the wisdom teeth are impacted beneath the gumline, the only way to remove them is to create small incisions in the gums. This exposes the underlying tooth and allows us to section it so that we do not damage the bone while removing each impacted tooth from its sockets.