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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Your wisdom teeth, known as third molars, usually begin to erupt through your gums around your late teens or early twenties.

When these teeth get stuck under your gums or grow in at an angle, a variety of oral health issues can occur.

Oral surgeon Mark Newey of the Oral & Facial Surgery Center in Clearfield, UT, can perform virtually painless wisdom teeth removal...

Wisdom Teeth Can Adversely Affect Your Oral Health

Sometimes, there just isn't room in your smile for an extra set of molars...

When Is Wisdom Tooth Removal Recommended?

In general, most dentists recommend extracting wisdom teeth early on, even if they are growing correctly, because they can be difficult to keep clean due to their location. Inadequate brushing and flossing can lead to decay, gum disease, infections, and painful cysts. We will typically recommend treatment when:

  • An erupting wisdom tooth is pressing against a neighboring tooth, which can damage it and cause tooth pain.
  • The wisdom tooth has not erupted above your jawbone or is stuck under your gums. This is called an impacted tooth.
  • A wisdom tooth or teeth are erupting at an angle, which can cause crowding and knock existing teeth out of alignment.

Why Early Removal Is Important

The Procedure Is Easier

Wisdom teeth are usually removed at an early age, when their tooth roots are shorter and your jaw bone is thinner. As you grow older, the roots grow deeper as your jaw bone thickens, making removal more difficult. 

Fewer Complications

Complications related to the procedure like delayed healing or infections are increased if an impacted wisdom tooth is surgically removed when you are in your thirties, forties, or beyond. 

Prevent Future Dental Health Problems  Contact Dr. Newey for an Exam Today

If you are in your late teens or early twenties, scheduling regular oral exams with Dr. Newey at his Clearfield, UT, practice can determine if your wisdom teeth have begun to erupt and if any associated dental problems exist. We are also happy to take referrals or evaluate symptoms related to wisdom teeth, including jaw pain.Early detection and removal of your third molars now can save you pain, time, and money later.

To schedule a consultation, contact Utah native Dr. Newey at his inviting, state-of-the-art Clearfield, UT, dental practice today. Feel free to use our simple online form or call us anytime. 

Dr. Mark Newey and staff
Dr. Mark Newey and staff

Our Clearfield, Utah, Practice Gets 5-Star Reviews  "...They just make everything a breeze!"

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Brent Jensen

2021

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Super impressed with this place. The office is beautiful and the staff are friendly. They communicate with you well. Having your daughters wisdom teeth removed isn’t “fun” ... but this team is Great!!!

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Megan Williams-Hitchcox

2021

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This isn't our first visit with Dr. Newey doing wisdom teeth extractions, and I'm sure it won't be the last. Dr. Newey and his WHOLE staff are an amazing team. From the first phone call to get the ball rolling to your recovery care, they just make everything a breeze...

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Why Choose Dr. Newey for Wisdom Teeth Removal

Specialized Training

Dr. Newey is not a dentist. He is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, meaning he has years of specialized training in surgically treating conditions of the face and jaw that general dentists do not have.

Trusted & Established

Dr. Newey is one of the most trusted oral surgeons in Utah. Many dentists and doctors in the Clearfield, UT, area and other Utah communities refer their most complex cases to his practice.

Your Comfort Is Priority Number One

Dr. Newey is certified in administering IV sedation and other anesthesia options to keep you comfortable and pain-free during wisdom tooth removal surgery.

Advanced Technology

Our Carestream 9300 3-D imaging system pinpoints the exact location of impacted wisdom teeth, giving Dr. Newey a clear picture of your oral anatomy. This allows him to precisely map out the extraction, allowing for a quicker, more efficient procedure.

Caring Atmosphere

No matter what your oral health issue may be, Dr. Newey and our friendly staff will treat you with compassion and warmth, as if you are a member of our families.

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Brooke Stewart

2020

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Our experience with Dr. Newey and staff was excellent. My son's wisdom teeth removal went very smoothly. The process was organized and the procedure was quick. My son is surprisingly doing really well and has managed his pain with just ibuprofen. Thanks for taking great care of my boy and for the sweet gift and supplies. That was a nice touch on top of excellent care. We appreciate your services very much!

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Ros Posell

2020

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Dr Newey removed my sons wisdom teeth. It was fast and painless. He also did surgery on my young daughters mouth. Once my daughter was sedated Dr Newey noticed a problem that would affect her later in life...We decided it would be best for him to do the procedure that day. He was able to save us time and money...100% would recommend Dr Newey!

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Take a closer look at the procedure...

In some cases, wisdom teeth are gently broken into smaller pieces so they are easier to remove.

The Wisdom Teeth Removal Timeline

Thanks to sedation, you may not even remember the surgery.

Day of Procedure

Thanks to sedation, you may not even remember the surgery.

Sedation

After you have been made comfortable through safe, effective sedation dentistry, Dr. Newey will begin the procedure. 

Incision and Extraction

Dr. Newey will make precise incisions in your gum tissue to access the wisdom teeth. He will use specialized tools to gently extract each tooth from your jaw bone, leaving as much healthy tissue untouched as possible.

Stitches

After the wisdom teeth are removed, your incisions will be stitched up. Dr. Newey will place gauze on the incision areas to soak up any bleeding. The gauze will also help the formation of blood clots, which will help seal the wound.

Go Home to Rest

Now a friend or family member can drive you home to rest, as you will be extremely groggy. Because of the anesthesia's effects, you may not even remember the surgery. 

Frequently Asked Questions Recovering from Wisdom Tooth Removal

What will I experience over the next few days?

Probably some minor bleeding, soreness, and swelling in the surgical areas. Gently biting down on gauze, applying ice packs, and taking pain medications like ibuprofen should help. Dr. Newey may prescribe pain meds and antibiotics. 

Can I eat normally?

Stick to soft or liquid foods for a few days, like warm (not hot) soups, smoothies, and mashed potatoes. Hard, crunchy foods could cause pain, dislodge the protective blood clot, or open your stitches while you chew.

Can I brush my teeth?

Yes. It is important to keep up your normal oral hygiene routine. However, it is best to avoid brushing or flossing in the extraction areas for about a week. This could dislodge the stitches or blot clots, which could create a condition called dry socket. Dry socket can lead to infection and increased pain.

Any other recovery tips?

Gently rinse with warm salt water to keep your extraction sites clean. And please, refrain from smoking, as that can slow down the healing process. You should be back to normal in about a week, but it can take a few months for the extraction sites to completely heal. 

Dr. Mark L. Newey

The Oral & Facial Surgery Center

Dr. Mark L. Newey has been in private practice since 2005; he combines his advanced training with the latest in technology to optimize results for all his patients. Dr. Newey is a member of several prestigious professional organizations, including: 

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons 
  • American Society of Dental Anesthesiologist
  • Utah Dental Association 
  • Weber District Dental Association

To request a consultation with Dr. Newey at our state-of-the-art office, request an appointment online or reach us by phone:

Call Us: (801) 825-1116

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