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.

Oral & Facial Reconstructive Surgeons of Utah

5 out of 5 stars based on 31 Wisdom Teeth reviews.

Patient Testimonial by Olivia J

Great experience

- Olivia J

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Patient Testimonial by Drake B

Dr Adams was very patient and kind, and the procedure was quick and painless.

- Drake B

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Patient Testimonial by Jessica G

I love how much this entire office took care of me from the consultation, to throughout the surgery, to weeks after my surgery. I haven’t felt this from a doctors office before, let alone one for a surgery, but I felt so cared for the entire time. Makes me wish they did more cosmetic procedures too! This office and Dr. Adam’s will forever be my go to for any oral surgery needs. Will recommend him to everyone I know!

- Jessica G

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Patient Testimonial by Tatjana C

I felt I was in good hands. Everyone’s very friendly. The procedure felt quick and easy. Highly recommended!

- Tatjana C

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Patient Testimonial by Bruce M

What could have been an anxiety provoking procedure turned out not to be as bad as I anticipated. This was in large part due to the confidence Dr. Adams and his staff instilled in me.

- Bruce M

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Patient Testimonial by mehgan t

my daughter is recovering very nicely and i feel it is because of the care and concern she received from your office. thanks for all you do.

- mehgan t

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Patient Testimonial by Jessica T

Had a great experience.

- Jessica T

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Patient Testimonial by Maggie A

I was extremely anxious to get my wisdom teeth out, but I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. They were quick and meticulous. I woke up feeling only a bit “out of it” and tired but quickly recovered. Thank you!

- Maggie A

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Patient Testimonial by Vance F

We loved Dr. Gladwell. He was so kind and caring.

- Vance F

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Patient Testimonial by Jim C

Awesome experience for my 17 year old son - thank you so much for; your high level of care, kindness & being available during COVID.

- Jim C

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Patient Testimonial by Caroline K

I only grew one upper wisdom tooth so I chose not to be sedated for it's removal. Dr. Adam's got me comfortably numb and took the tooth out with impressive efficiency. The assistant was very detailed about the post op care instructions and my healing process was better than expected. I was very pleased with the office feel and the care I received. Hopefully I won't have need of an oral surgeon in the future, but if I (or my loved ones) ever do I will NOT go anywhere else!

- Caroline K

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Patient Testimonial by Fern D

I can't think of a bad thing to say. Billing great, reception great, assistant great, doctor great.

- Fern D

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Patient Testimonial by Justin B

Dr. Adams is amazing! In addition to his exceptional clinical care and compassion, Dr. Adams did a fabulous job of connecting with my teenage son and engaging him in the conversation! From convenient appointment times, to friendly staff, to office procedures that made us feel comfortable and safe – this practice gets “5 Stars” all the way around.

- Justin B

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Patient Testimonial by Lauren M

They did everything the could to make sure the anesthesia didn't make me sick and it made my recovery so much better. They were very pleasant and took wonderful care of me.

- Lauren M

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Patient Testimonial by Amy K

Wisdom surgery for my son. Have another son having his removed next month. Your office was wonderful. Thank you very much!!!

- Amy K

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Patient Testimonial by Becky M

Making an appointment was easy! The staff was friendly - reception desk, nurses, assistants, doctor. We had a pleasant experience!

- Becky M

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Patient Testimonial by AB H

great experience. We will return for any future oral surgery needs.

- AB H

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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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