About Wisdom Teeth • Salt Lake City

What are wisdom teeth?

Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.

Wisdom teeth can cause crowding and other problems. A dental exam can determine whether or not wisdom teeth extractions are recommended. Watch an informative video or choose links below to learn more about wisdom teeth and the extraction procedure.

Call Oral & Facial Reconstructive Surgeons of Utah SLC Office Phone Number 801-262-7447 to schedule your wisdom teeth consultation with Dr. Adams or Dr. Gladwell. You may also use our online Appointment Request form.

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Video: Wisdom Teeth Procedure

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.

Wisdom Teeth Presentation


Patient Reviews: Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Please view testimonials from our patients, below. To share your experiences at Oral & Facial Reconstructive Surgeons of Utah, please use our online Patient Questionnaire. Call us in Salt Lake City for more information or to make an appointment: Oral & Facial Reconstructive Surgeons of Utah SLC Office Phone Number 801-262-7447.

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5 out of 5 stars based on 14 Wisdom Teeth reviews.

Patient Testimonial by Lesly A

Excellent services and patient care.

- Lesly A

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Patient Testimonial by Cerah N

Procedure went well. Staff is very friendly and communicated thoroughly.

- Cerah N

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Patient Testimonial by Ricardo N

Compacted wisdom tooth removed. Easy to schedule, clear instructions, friendly staff and Dr. Adam's was great. The procedure went very smooth. Recovery so far so good.

- Ricardo N

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Patient Testimonial by Hailey T

I work in the dental field and was so impressed with how this office operated. So friendly, both the doctor and the staff. The procedure could not have gone smoother and my child's recovery was so much easier than I expected. Will be bringing my other kids here for wisdom teeth when they are ready. Such a great office!

- Hailey T

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Patient Testimonial by Andrea B

This is the second time I have brought a son in for his wisdom tooth removal. I was again impressed with the quality of care and high level of organization of this office. Dr. Gladwell is awesome! Would definitely recommend.

- Andrea B

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Patient Testimonial by KATHLEEN K

Best experience a patient and parent could have with wisdom teeth extraction. All instructions clear. Staff very welcoming patient and caring. Doctor was exceptional!

- KATHLEEN K

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Patient Testimonial by Clayton T

I was so impressed by the care and friendliness of the staff and Doctor Adams. Honestly, my wisdom tooth extraction was made so comfortable and easy! Doctor Adams is a top notch professional.

- Clayton T

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Patient Testimonial by Jen J

I brought my son to see Dr. Gladwell for his Wisdom Teeth. The entire office staff was friendly, inviting, informative and professional! We appreciate Dr. Gladwell and his staff very much and highly recommend their services!!!

- Jen J

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Patient Testimonial by Ben C

They were able to get my son in right before the holidays, which allowed extra time for him to recover before returning to school. I'm very happy with my experience!

- Ben C

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Patient Testimonial by Alyssa B

Really enjoyed my surgery there. Everyone was so nice and helpful

- Alyssa B

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Patient Testimonial by Melissa L

This was our second procedure with Dr. Gladwell and we have had the best experience. He is kind, he explained everything thoroughly, he answered all of our questions and I felt confident with my kids in his care. Both my girls had excellent recoveries. Thank you so much Dr. Gladwell!

- Melissa L

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Patient Testimonial by Dori P

Great job. Very impressed with the staff and physician. I appreciated the follow-up contacts to express care and concern that all went well. This is our second child with wisdom teeth removal and this experience went much smoother and the healing faster, which I attribute to the surgeon's skill and processes. Great experience. Thank you!

- Dori P

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Patient Testimonial by Kathie J

Dr. Gladwell and his staff were wonderful with both of our children when they had their wisdom teeth removed. Our daughter was still swollen and having pain about 6 days after surgery and Dr. Gladwell was able to see us the day I called and everyone was very kind and empathetic to our daughter's discomfort. I would return to their office for any oral or facial surgery needed.

- Kathie J

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Patient Testimonial by Rizwan K

I would definitely recommend Dr. Michael Gladwell because he was very supportive and professional and he definitely knew what he was doing. The whole procedure was done in a timely manner and my overall experience was really good. Anybody wanted to get their wisdom teeth out from a very good doctor, he's the one to go to.

- Rizwan K

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