At Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center, we offer wisdom teeth removal to residents of Bay City, MI, and the surrounding communities. Wisdom teeth can cause serious problems for your oral health, and we want to make sure that everybody has access to high-quality removal services. Wisdom teeth typically grow in around the mid to late teens, and they usually don’t have enough room to do so properly.
The average mouth is too small to accommodate wisdom teeth, which means when they grow in, they’re forced to grow at an angle that threatens your health teeth. When they don’t have enough room, wisdom teeth can also become impacted in the gums. Once they get stuck, they’re at risk for developing an infection, cysts, tumors, or they can even damage the roots and alignment of nearby teeth. If you live in Bay City, MI, our oral surgeons recommend early wisdom teeth removal so you can avoid the issues caused by the growth of wisdom teeth.
Wisdom Teeth Initial Consultation
Your consultation appointment is key for the development of your personalized treatment plan. At your first visit, your oral surgeon will have a chance to thoroughly examine your condition and the position of your wisdom teeth. He will review your medical history and any X-rays or 3D scans that were taken, and then he will determine what the best course of treatment is for your wisdom teeth removal.
Easy, Virtual Consultations With Tele-Consult
Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center is pleased to offer after-hours tele-consults for patients seeking wisdom teeth removal.
A tele-consult is a virtual consultation that takes place in a HIPAA-compliant video conference setting. It is a safe and convenient way to meet your doctor and care team while you receive important information about your treatment plan, financial details, pre- and post-operative instructions, and more. As an added bonus, a tele-consult allows you to have a consultation at the time and place that is convenient for you. A tele-consult is very similar to an in-person consultation, so you will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
While we make every effort to ensure we exceed our patients’ expectations, eligibility of a tele-consult is at the discretion of the practice to ensure patient safety and optimal outcomes. In general, patients seeking a tele-consult should
- Be between the ages of 14 and 30 years of age
- Be in good health
- Have recent panorex X-rays
- Have a reliable, high-speed internet connection
If you are interested in a tele-consult for wisdom teeth removal, please call our office and ask the front desk.
Wisdom Teeth Removal with Anesthesia
At Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center, we work hard to ensure our patients are always comfortable during treatment. To help with nerves and discomfort often associated with wisdom teeth removal, we offer a variety of anesthesia options. Our oral surgeons have received specialized training in the administration of all forms of anesthesia, so you can rest assured you are in safe hands no matter what sedation you choose.
IV sedation is the most common form of anesthesia used for wisdom teeth removal procedures. Patients typically choose IV sedation because it allows them to enter a sleep-like state and wake up with no memory of the procedure.
Nitrous Oxide is typically used in combination with IV sedation, as it helps calm patients down before they must undergo anesthesia. It is more commonly known as laughing gas, and it can also be used in combination with local anesthesia.
Local anesthesia is a numbing agent usually used in simpler dental or oral surgery procedures. It prevents the presence of pain or discomfort at the surgical site while the patient remains awake.
Your oral surgeon will help you choose the anesthesia option or options that are right for you, while taking your medical history and preferences into account.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
Whether or not your wisdom teeth have fully developed and erupted through your gums will determine your specific procedure. If your wisdom teeth are fully grown in the mouth, they can be extracted just like regular teeth. If they are still below the gums, however, then your removal will be slightly more complex. After your oral surgeon has administered your oral surgeon, he will open up your gums in order to remove the teeth. Sometimes, it’s necessary to remove bone that is blocking the removal path or to break the wisdom teeth into smaller pieces to help simplify the removal process.
Where can I get my wisdom teeth removed near Bay City, MI?
Whether or not your wisdom teeth have fully developed or not, we recommend you visit Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center for a consultation. We are proud to serve the community of Bay City, MI, and we would be glad to schedule you an appointment for wisdom teeth removal at our practice. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions or to schedule a visit.
Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center
4161 Shrestha Dr
Bay City, MI 48706
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