Wisdom Teeth Removal in Bay City, MI
Remove Third Molars To Prevent Issues
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Bay City, MI
Remove Third Molars To Prevent Issues
We have five offices conveniently located in Central Michigan to serve our patients. Our oral surgeons safely and comfortably remove wisdom teeth at all of our locations.
Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are the last teeth to develop. They usually make an appearance around the age of 17 or during the early twenties. These teeth are large and there often isn’t room for them in the mouth, which is why many dental professionals recommend having them removed.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specially trained to perform surgery on the face and mouth. This includes the common procedure of wisdom teeth removal. When you attend regular appointments with your dentist, he or she will take X-rays to track the development of wisdom teeth. Once it’s time to have them taken out, your dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon.
Wisdom Teeth Consultation Appointment
When you visit Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center in Bay City, MI, your surgeon will thoroughly examine your mouth and X-rays to determine the position and development stage of your wisdom teeth. If your surgeon determines that your wisdom teeth pose a risk to your overall oral health, an individual treatment plan will be developed for wisdom teeth removal.
Easy, Virtual Consultations
Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center is pleased to offer after-hours online video consultations for patients seeking wisdom teeth removal.
An online video consultation is a virtual appointment 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, an online video consultation allows you to have an appointment at the time and place that is convenient for you. An online video consultation 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 is at the discretion of the practice to ensure patient safety and optimal outcomes. In general, patients seeking an online video consultation 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 an online video consultation for wisdom teeth removal, please call our office and ask the front desk.
Remote consultations save our patients time and money while providing the same exceptional care and attention as in-person visits.
Treatment for Impacted Wisdom Teeth
An impacted tooth is one that becomes trapped beneath the gum line and cannot erupt into the dental arch. Wisdom teeth and canine teeth can both become impacted. Because canine teeth are crucial for biting, they are treated with an expose and bond procedure. Meanwhile, wisdom teeth are not necessary for oral function and are removed.
An impacted wisdom tooth can be difficult to clean, causing infection, tumors, and cysts. These teeth grow at an angle toward your other healthy teeth, posing a risk to their alignment, roots, and nearby nerves. Wisdom teeth need to be removed in order to prevent these oral health complications from having the chance to appear.
You can have stem cells from wisdom teeth banked now and used for possible regenerative applications and therapies in the future.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure
We will discuss your options for anesthesia and details of your treatment during your first visit. Most patients undergo IV sedation, which puts you into a comfortable, sleep-like state. You must have an adult present in the office during the procedure to take you home and stay with you for 24 hours.
During the procedure, your oral surgeon will remove any exposed wisdom teeth with forceps. Impacted teeth may need to be broken into smaller pieces, then removed. Incisions will be stitched closed and you will rest in the recovery area until the anesthesia wears off.
It’s important to follow your post-operative instructions closely throughout the healing process. Avoid using straws for a week to prevent dry socket and stick to soft foods for the first few days. Pain and swelling can be managed with ice packs or over-the-counter medications.
Have Wisdom Teeth Removed in Bay City, MI
Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center has five offices conveniently located in Flint, Saginaw, Bay City, Owosso, and Oxford, Michigan. If you think it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed or would like an evaluation, please contact our Bay City office today.
Types of Anesthesia
We offer a variety of anesthetic options to make your experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible. The method of sedation used depends on your preference, the nature of the procedure, and your medical history.
Hear From Wisdom Teeth Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing wisdom teeth at our office.
Reviews From Our Wisdom Teeth Patients
Natalie Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Procedure
"My overall experience at Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons was great. The doctors here, I would say, are very caring. They really do their best to accommodate the people in this community. The doctor called the day after the procedure to make sure that I was just fine. My experience with the staff here–they are very friendly. They smiled when I walked in the door. I’m glad I got my wisdom teeth removed, and I’m glad I got it done at Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons. I would highly recommend all the doctors here. For all my friends that need oral surgery in Grand Blanc and Davison, come to Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons. "
Alyssa Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Procedure
"I came to see Dr. Frey because I needed to get my wisdom teeth out. My bottom teeth were in, but my top weren't in. The procedure was easier than I thought it was going to be; I thought I was going to be in a lot more pain and more fragile, but I actually wasn't. My recovery was great. I had no pain, and they did give me medication to bear the pain, but I didn't actually take it because I didn't need it. I have friends in Fenton, Flint, and Saginaw, and I would definitely recommend Dr. Frey for getting wisdom teeth out; he's great."
Jake Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Procedure
"I came to see Dr. Lesneski because I needed my wisdom teeth taken out. I just remember going back there, and then I got put under, and I just don't remember a thing after that. I just thought it would hurt — like I could feel it — but you can't feel it at all. Wasn't really in pain; it just took a little bit of time for all the stuff to heal up, and I did. It was fine. It didn't take too long to heal. The staff — they're nice, they smile, they're good to talk to. Dr. Lesneski — I like him, he's a good guy. I can get along with him pretty good. Yeah, I know people in Goodrich, Fenton, and Flint, Michigan, that I would for sure recommend Dr. Lesneski to, to get their wisdom teeth out."
Daniel Reviews His Wisdom Teeth Procedure
"Well, I came to see Dr. Lesneski to get my wisdom teeth pulled because they started going through my gums. I was a little bit nervous before my procedure because you have to go in and then they take your teeth out, and you don't know what's going on, but other than that, it's fine after. My procedure went fine. Just came here and then went into the room and got put on the gas and everything and went straight to sleep. My recovery was good. I just stayed at home and laid down and just relaxed for the entire time. Dr. Lesneski was really nice and kind and made sure that I was alright and everything was going to be okay. If you were to go get your wisdom teeth out, I'd go see Dr. Lesneski because everyone was really nice and kind and made sure everything was okay and good."
Nick Reviews His Wisdom Teeth Procedure
"I came to see Dr. Lesneski to get my wisdom teeth out. The staff here is really nice. They were very helpful; they were very informative before I underwent the process. It was a good thing; it was a comfortable environment. I would recommend Dr. Lesneski to anyone else getting their wisdom teeth taken out because the procedure went so smoothly, and I had a good experience overall."
Frequently Asked Questions
How much time off do you need for wisdom teeth removal?
You can expect to return to your normal routine within 1-2 days after surgery.
Is wisdom teeth removal an emergency?
If your wisdom teeth are causing a substantial amount of pain or you are unable to open or close your mouth, you may require immediate attention. Wisdom teeth themselves can be uncomfortable, and this is usually manageable with ibuprofen or rest. However, persistent pain or bleeding could indicate an emergency, and you should go to the nearest emergency room to receive attention from the oral surgeon on call.
What happens if you don’t remove impacted wisdom teeth?
Leaving impacted wisdom teeth untreated can lead to infections, tumors, or cysts. Infections can lead to periodontal disease, which can cause further decay. Wisdom teeth can push other teeth out of alignment or damage their roots. This set of molars should be removed early to prevent infection and other issues.
How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?
The cost of having wisdom teeth removed depends on how many wisdom teeth you have, your insurance, and your choice of anesthesia. We will outline the cost for treatment during your consultation, keeping you informed every step of the way.
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