Wisdom Teeth

Pain in the jaw, swelling overlying the wisdom tooth, infection in the jaw, and crowding of the erupted teeth.

A clinical examination and Panorex X-ray will help determine if there is room for eruption and normal occlusion of these teeth.  If they are impacted in the jaw and not erupted, they should be surgically removed.

This surgery is best done by an oral surgeon because we have four to seven years of additional surgical training beyond dental school to better provide this surgical service.  This surgery can usually be performed under light general anesthesia providing the most comfortable and safest experience for the patient.

Most of these advertised discount providers are general dentists that provide this service.  They lack the post-graduate extensive surgical training to better provide this service.  This additional training many times prevents the potential complications from this surgery, including post-operative swelling, infection, pain, and nerve damage to the tongue, lower lip and chin.  Should any of these problems develop, more expenses including further surgery and hospitalization may become necessary.  It is best to try to avoid these potential problems.

Dr. Walker has graduated from both dental school and medical school.  He has completed a one-year internship in anesthesiology and a four-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has thirty years of private practice experience.

Wisdom Teeth Management in Salt Lake City

No one looks forward to wisdom teeth removal, but we make every effort so that you can look forward to the exceptional result that comes after treatment: The most comfortable and safe treatment eliminating the risk of future issues caused by wisdom teeth. Crayton R. Walker, DDS MD is the name Salt Lake City trusts for wisdom teeth removal.

Our team of dedicated and qualified professionals makes it their goal to provide professional wisdom teeth removal and surgery in Salt Lake City. We offer wisdom teeth treatment that effectively prevents crowding in your jaw, infection, or complications.

If you need your wisdom teeth removed, call our office today to schedule a free consultation and to talk to our dentist and surgical team so you can review your options. Our services are professional, safe, and cost-efficient.

Why Extract Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth typically develop between the ages of 17 to 25. Not everyone will need to remove their wisdom teeth if the oral structure grows in completely, but if you:

  • Have impacted teeth that didn’t break through the gums properly
  • Have partially impacted teeth that cause infection or pain
  • Have wisdom teeth growing at an odd angle that is painful to the gums or other teeth
  • Have a small jaw that cannot adequately fit your permanent teeth and the wisdom teeth
  • Have cysts, tumors or other pathologies near the wisdom tooth area

You should see a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who can expertly extract your wisdom teeth. Crayton R. Walker, DDS, MD is the name patients trust for wisdom tooth removal in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Walker is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and has been practicing since 1981. He has an MD degree along with an internship in anesthesiology. He has completed hundreds of successful surgeries all over the region and has appeared on national TV programs as an expert.

Call us to learn more about the results you can have when you trust us with your dental care. You can find more information and videos about the treatments we offer at myoms-wisdomteeth