Wisdom Teeth Removal Study in Utah
Wisdom Tooth Study.
Do you need your wisdom teeth removed? Jean Brown Research is conducting a clinical research study for an investigational pain medication after wisdom teeth removal.
Participants that are selected for the study will receive study related; medical care, surgery medication and will also be compensated for their time and travel
Basic Wisdom Teeth Removal Study Qualifications are:
- 17-50 years old
- Male & Female
If You Qualify to Participate in the Wisdom Teeth Removal Study, You May Receive:
- Medical Care
- Surgery, and
- Investigational pain medication
You will also be compensated for your time and travel related to the study.
To be notified of our future study and to see if you qualify, please complete and submit your information:
Steven E. Christensen DDS
Bryan S. Christensen DMD
*To see if you qualify for the study and schedule an appointment please call 801-261-2000.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
The average adult has 32 teeth. The average mouth, however, holds only 28 teeth comfortably. The extra four molars at the back of your mouth are referred to as “wisdom teeth.”
Why Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Wisdom teeth removal is often needed because it’s common for wisdom teeth to not align properly when they begin to push through the surface of the gums. Wisdom teeth can grow in sideways, emerge only partially from the gum, or remain trapped between the gum area and bone.
Impacted wisdom teeth can reposition several times as they try to find a path that will allow them to fully emerge, all of which can cause swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness. Perhaps the biggest problem caused by wisdom teeth is the tumors or cysts that can form when the teeth remain impacted. These tumors or cysts destroy the nearby jawbone and healthy teeth.
Partially emerged wisdom teeth are also troubling, as they enable bacteria to grow in the opening around the teeth. This eventually leads to infection in the mouth. Wisdom teeth that do emerge can cause other teeth to move, disrupting your orthodontic care or the natural alignment of your teeth.
Early removal of wisdom teeth is recommended so you can prevent these problems and lower the surgical risk that is associated with wisdom teeth removal.
Oral Examination and Wisdom Teeth Removal
If you think it may be time to undergo wisdom teeth removal, the first step is getting an oral examination. Our licensed oral surgeons will assess the current position of your wisdom teeth and determine whether they will cause any future problems – or if they may be at the root of a current problem you’re having.
If our oral surgeons recommend you as a candidate for wisdom teeth removal, we’ll discuss any surgical risks with you and schedule your surgery.
Wisdom teeth removal is an outpatient surgery that is performed under local or general anesthesia or laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia). Using anesthesia ensures that you’re as comfortable as possible for the surgery. Once the wisdom teeth are removed, the gums will be sutured and gauzed will be placed in the mouth.
Recovery instructions will be discussed with you after the surgery.