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
These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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
Carrie Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"I was searching for an oral surgeon that I could trust. The team here at Dr. Lesneski’s office is excellent. They are warm, inviting. They are awesome people. I think the best attribute that I see with Dr. Lesneski is his personality. He gives you the time that you need as a parent when you present yourself with concerns about your child, and he makes you feel at ease right from the beginning. As we came in, everything was just as Dr. Lesneski had said. It was perfect. The recovery was great as well, and he was up and at ‘em within 24 hours. I would give Greater Michigan beyond five stars. They are fabulous at what they do."
Jake Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth 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."
Diane Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"I came to Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons upon a referral from my kids' dentist, Dr. Steve Taft in Flint, Michigan, for their wisdom teeth removal. Yeah, this was their first surgery, so it was kind of nerve-racking as a mom to have your kids go through any type of surgery, but it was their first surgery. Dr. Frey was very easy to make an appointment for a consultation and then subsequently to schedule the surgical appointment. They were very friendly. After the surgery, everything was fine. We never had any complications — no bleeding, hardly any pain. Something that was really close to my heart was that Dr. Frey personally called every night for each of the kids to ask how they were doing, if they were having any pain, if there was anything he could do for them. Staff's very nice, very friendly, very comfortable to talk to. Dr. Frey is probably the most kind doctor or dentist that I've ever known. You can talk very easily to him. He relates to the kids very well. Absolutely, I think it's probably the best place to get your wisdom teeth out and any type of oral surgery in the area."
Makayla Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"Well, I went to the dentist, and I got some X-rays done, and since I had braces, they said that my wisdom teeth would be an issue for me, and once I started feeling them poke through my gums that it was time to get them out. Dr. Lesneski was really friendly and inviting when I came in for a consultation. It probably took about five minutes for him to say, "We can schedule you for a wisdom teeth extraction. How does this date sound?" and I was in and out, and he just made me feel really welcome here. It was really quick. I don't remember any of it for hours afterwards, but my mom said it took about 15 total minutes for me to go back there and leave. If anyone in Bridgeport, Midland, or Bay City were looking for an oral surgeon, I would highly recommend Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons to anyone who is looking for an oral surgeon to go to."
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. "
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