Wisdom Teeth Removal

Third molars – or wisdom teeth – are the last set of permanent adult teeth to erupt, usually in your late teens or early 20s.

If they erupt abnormally, or become impacted in the jawbone, they can cause pain, swelling, and other oral health issues.

Dr. Ryan K. Austin performs wisdom teeth removal at our Ogden, UT, oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in the utmost comfort...

How Is the Procedure Performed?

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If you are having pain or tenderness near the back of your jaw, schedule a consultation with your Ogden, UT, oral surgeon today. Dr. Austin uses only the most advanced techniques to reduce discomfort and promote a safe, effective recovery. He has special training in completing this procedure in a time-efficient manner, and his practice is open during school holidays and throughout the summer to make it a fit for your family's busy schedule.

We believe that all individuals should have access to high-quality dental care. In addition to accepting most dental insurance plans, we also offer cash discounts. To learn more about extractions, dental implants, or any of the other services we offer at our Ogden, UT, practice serving Brigham City and surrounding communities, contact us online or give us a call at

(801) 399-3701

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Victoria Carver


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I had a really good experience getting my wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Austin. I was anxious going in there, but him and the staff made me feel comfortable. He also called me afterwards to check in on how I was doing. I would recommend going to him for wisdom teeth removal!

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William Monsen


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Easy upper wisdom tooth removal, both sides. Procedure took under 20 minutes after anesthesia kicked in, felt like i blinked and left without the groggy feeling. Hours after the surgery i get a call from Dr. Austin himself as he's driving somewhere after business hours to make sure im doing well. I have terrible anxiety with dental work, and this was almost a fun experience. Will be recommending this professional to every single person i know.

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Symptoms of an Impacted Wisdom Tooth

Individuals who have an impacted tooth may notice a number of symptoms. Some of the most common include:

Pain or tenderness

Swelling and inflammation

Trapping food behind the molars

Pus or infection at the gum line

Red gum tissue

Wisdom Teeth Removal Treatment Timeline


Before beginning your procedure, Dr. Austin takes scans and x-rays of your jaw to determine the exact location of the affected teeth. This step also allows him to identify nerves, sinuses, and other important landmarks in order to plan a safe procedure.


In addition to local anesthesia to numb the area, sedation can also be provided for optimal comfort. Dr. Austin offers both nitrous oxide and IV sedation to induce euphoria and keep you relaxed.


If the tooth is partially or fully impacted, your UT oral surgeon creates a small incision in the gum tissue. Depending on the degree of impaction, incisions in the bone tissue may also be necessary. 

Tooth Removal

Next, Dr. Austin uses gentle, conservative techniques and specialized dental instruments to extract the teeth. In some cases, the teeth may be divided into segments for easier removal.

Suture Placement

Once the teeth have been removed, any residual infection is cleaned out of the sockets. Finally, the gum tissue is repositioned and the incisions are closed with surgical sutures.

Gauze Pack

Finally, your Ogden, UT, surgeon places a gauze pack over the surgical site to slow bleeding and promote blood clot formation. This should be left in place for at least 30 minutes.

A Damaging Domino Effect 

This animation illustrates how a single impacted wisdom tooth can disrupt the alignment of an entire dental arch within your mouth.

Should Wisdom Teeth be Replaced?

Some of our patients ask if they should replace their wisdom teeth with dental implants. Unlike other teeth in the mouth, wisdom teeth do not need to be replaced. Your oral function will not be compromised by the absence of third molars, so once you have healed following extraction, you need only take the best possible care of your remaining teeth.

However, when it comes to any other teeth that are lost or extracted, Dr. Austin suggests replacing them. Gaps and spaces can lead to shifting, which can result in an unbalanced bite over time. If you are missing teeth due to decay, gum disease, or other issues, ask your dentist how dental implants and other treatments can restore your smile. We welcome patients from throughout Brigham City and surrounding communities.

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Bo Johnston


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Amazing at what he does! Removed wisdom teeth in under a half hour and entire procedure (sedation and recovery) took just over an hour. Professional flawless cuts and quick removal resulted in surprisingly little pain and no problems. Great staff all around!

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Christopher Seigler


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Got me in same day. Staff was very pleasant. Dr. Austin was very professional and got me in and out with very little discomfort. Would recommend his practice to anyone in need of a tooth extraction.

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Ryan K. Austin, DDS

Ryan K. Austin, DDS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Ryan K. Austin is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with offices in South Ogden and Brigham City, UT. He practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with a focus on dental implant surgery, bone grafting associated with dental implants, and wisdom tooth extraction. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Diplomate status)
  • The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Utah Dental Association

To request a consultation with Dr. Austin, please fill out our online form or call (801) 399-3701.

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