Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop and appear in your mouth. They come in between the ages of 17 and 25, a time of life that has been called the "Age of Wisdom." When a tooth doesn't fully grow in, it's "impacted"–usually unable to break through the gums because there isn't enough room. 90% of people have at least one impacted wisdom tooth.  

An impacted wisdom tooth can damage neighboring teeth or become infected. In some cases, a cyst or tumor can form around the base of the impacted tooth, which can lead to more serious problems as it hollows out the jaw and damages surrounding nerves, teeth and other parts of your mouth and face.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete four or five year hospital-based surgical residencies, spending time in internal medicine, general surgery and anesthesiology as well as plastic surgery, emergency medicine and much more. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only specialists in the dental field qualified to administer general anesthesia. At Dixie Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery, our offices in both St. George and Cedar City have fully equipped, state-of-the-art operatories that have passed rigorous inspections to ensure all regulations and guidelines for safety and care are met. 

For teenagers, getting wisdom teeth out is a rite of passage on their way to adulthood. The above chart from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons shows that the best time for these teeth to be removed is between the ages of 14 and 17, before the teeth have fully developed. 

For patients of all ages, the surgeons and staff at Dixie Oral Surgery provide 

the safest and most comfortable approach to wisdom teeth removal.  

Is the cost comparable to a general dentist? How long does it take to recover?

Will insurance pay for it? Find out all of this and more at our no-charge*,

no-hassle Wisdom Teeth Consultation in

St. George call: 435.673.1554

 or Cedar City call: 435.867.1474 

​​*Free consultations for patients 24 years of age and younger. Consultation includes CT Scan if necessary, a $395 value.