Wisdom Teeth Specialist

Dental After Hours

David Flynn, DDS

Dentist located in Bountiful, UT

Impacted wisdom teeth can result in pain and numerous dental health problems. That’s why most Americans have their wisdom teeth removed. If wisdom teeth are painful or you don’t have room in your mouth for them, David Flynn, DDS, at Dental After Hours in Bountiful, Utah, removes the teeth pain-free using innovative technology. Call for a consultation today or book an appointment online.

Wisdom Teeth Q & A

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are also known as your third molars. They are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth and usually do so during the late teenage years. Not everybody has room in their mouth for wisdom teeth, which is why most people have them removed before complications arise.

Do I require wisdom teeth extraction?

Unless you have a very large jaw, chances are you’ll benefit from having a wisdom teeth extraction at Dental After Hours. If left in your mouth, wisdom teeth can grow sideways and push on your existing permanent teeth.

When should I have wisdom teeth removed?

Dr. Flynn lets you know if you or your child is a good candidate for wisdom teeth removal and when the right time to do so is. 

It’s usually best to remove the teeth before they cause pain or other dental problems. The younger you are, the easier it is for your dentist to remove wisdom teeth, and the faster you’ll heal after the procedure.

What are the symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth?

Impacted wisdom teeth that grow sideways into other teeth can produce unpleasant symptoms, including:

  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Jaw pain or swelling
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Bad breath
  • An unpleasant taste in your mouth

If you haven’t yet had your wisdom teeth removed and experience jaw pain or other symptoms of impacted teeth, schedule an appointment at Dental After Hours as soon as possible.

What should I expect during wisdom teeth removal?

Dr. Flynn makes wisdom teeth removal a pain-free experience using a state-of-the-art laser. The procedure is usually done in an outpatient setting so you can go home the same day. You receive sedation, local anesthesia, general anesthesia or combinations of these methods to avoid anxiety and pain.

Dr. Flynn exposes your wisdom teeth with a laser and extracts the teeth. He then stitches the wound closed and places gauze in the empty spaces.

What happens after extraction?

You might experience pain, swelling, or bleeding after wisdom teeth extraction but you’ll receive instructions for wound care and pain management. Dr. Flynn might recommend using cold compresses or taking pain-relieving medications.

If you or your child is ready to ease pain caused by impacted teeth or would like to prevent complications wisdom teeth can cause, call Dental After Hours today or book an appointment online.