Wisdom Teeth Removal in Burton, MI
Remove Third Molars to Prevent Complications
Many people don’t realize their wisdom teeth are growing in until it’s too late, which is why we recommend consultations and early wisdom teeth removal to the residents of Burton, MI. Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars—and the last adult teeth—to grow into the mouth, and they often cause a host of oral health problems.
When a mouth is not large enough for wisdom teeth to grow into properly, they grow in at angles and can push other teeth out of alignment. Wisdom teeth can become impacted, or trapped beneath the gums, and can cause serious issues such as infection, cysts, and tumors. Fortunately, you can easily avoid these complications by having your wisdom teeth removed at Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center.
We will not perform your wisdom teeth removal upon your first visit to our office. Our team stresses the importance of getting to know our patients before developing individualized treatment plans to fit their needs. At your initial appointment, your oral surgeon will perform a thorough consultation, examine your mouth, using X-rays and 3D scans to determine the position of your wisdom teeth, review your medical history, and more. It’s vital that your oral surgeon understands every part of your condition before developing a course of treatment.
Easy, Online Video 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 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, an online video consultation allows you to have a consultation 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 of an online video consultation 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.
Wisdom Teeth Removal and Anesthesia Options
One important part of your consultation involves deciding which anesthesia you will receive during treatment. Our team understands the importance of feeling comfortable during treatment, which is why we offer a variety of choices for sedation.
- Local anesthesia is a common choice of anesthetic for simple dental procedures, such as fillings or regular extractions. It numbs the area so the patient can remain awake without feeling any pain or discomfort.
- Nitrous Oxide is typically chosen in conjunction with other anesthetics because it can calm patients’ nerves but does not eliminate pain. Nitrous oxide is more commonly known as laughing gas.
- Intravenous (IV) anesthesia is most often used for wisdom teeth removal because it puts the patient in a sleep-like state. Because wisdom teeth removals are typically more complex procedures than normal extractions, patients prefer to be awake only once the surgery is over.
The anesthetic administered to you at your surgical appointment will depend on your needs and preferences. Your oral surgeon will discuss all of the options with you and take your medical history into account before recommending the best choice for you.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
Wisdom teeth can be removed several ways, depending on how developed they are in the mouth. Fully developed wisdom teeth are usually removed just like any other teeth. However, early wisdom teeth removal requires a more in-depth procedure. Your oral surgeon will administer your anesthesia and make incisions into the gums, where necessary. Sometimes, bone needs to be removed from the gums to make the teeth more accessible, and often, the teeth are broken into smaller pieces to aid in the removal process.
Where can I get my wisdom teeth removed near Burton, MI?
Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center is proud to offer wisdom teeth removal to the Burton, MI, community. We strongly urge you to contact our office if you have been referred for or are in need of wisdom teeth extractions. Our friendly staff is more than willing to answer any questions you have and help you schedule an appointment with our expert oral surgeons. We look forward to meeting you.
From Burton, MI:
- Get on I-69 W from Lippincott Blvd and Center Rd – 5 min (2.2 mi)
- Continue on I-69 W. Take US-23 S to W Hill Rd in Mundy Township. Take exit 90 from US-23 S – 9 min (9.0 mi)
- Continue on W Hill Rd. Drive to Gateway Center – 1 min (0.3 mi)
Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center
5417 Gateway Center
Flint, MI 48507
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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 Tooth Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing wisdom tooth at our office.
Reviews From Our Wisdom Tooth Patients
Rachel Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"I came here to get my wisdom teeth taken out, and Dr. Frey did it. I was really nervous, but the doctor — he came in, and he explained what he was going to do, and it was better once it was explained to me what was going to happen. I came in, and they put me to sleep for it, and when I woke up, it was easier than I thought it was going to be. The staff was actually really nice to me, and if you had any questions, they were good at answering and telling you. Dr. Frey really explained everything, and he was helpful if you had any questions. My procedure was really easy, and it was like I fell asleep and woke up, and it was over. If anyone in Flint, Fleshing, Fenton, needed their wisdom teeth taken out, I would definitely recommend Dr. Frey."
Natalie Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth 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. "
Cameron Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"I came to see Dr. Kittle to get my wisdom teeth out. When I first walked through the door, I was greeted by multiple receptionists. They were joking with me, playing music, it didn’t feel like an appointment. Dr. Kittle is really funny. He’s a really supportive guy. It was a fun experience to get my wisdom teeth out with him. The procedure was easier than I expected it to be. I feel great now. Overall, my experience at Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons was great, and I definitely recommend Dr. Kittle."
Nick Reviews His Wisdom Tooth 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."
Lauren Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"I came to Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons to get all four of my wisdom teeth out. Not many people want to get their wisdom teeth out, but it was time, so I came in. I was extremely nervous to come in to get my wisdom teeth out because I hear all the crazy stories about how awful it is and how it hurts really bad. The staff — they were great. They were so nice, and they were just very personable. I'm sure they expect people to be nervous, so they really know how to just calm your nerves and answer all your questions, so they were really great with that. Dr. Lesneski came in when I was having my eval (evaluation), and he introduced himself, and he was very nice. He answered all my questions, like I said. It was overall a great experience and definitely helped ease my nerves. My procedure went well. I don't remember it, which was great, but once I got home, I didn't have hardly any pain, which is great. If any of my friends or family in Grand Blanc, Fenton, Flint, need to get their wisdom teeth out, I would definitely recommend coming to Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons."
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