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. While they have the potential to increase chewing and grinding power, most mouths are too small to accommodate for this benefit.
When a mouth is not large enough for wisdom teeth to grow into properly, they find a new path of eruption. In most cases, this path is at an angle directed towards nearby teeth and is a threat to your roots and tooth alignment. Wisdom teeth often tend to become impacted without enough room to grow, at which point they can lead to more 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, 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 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 then enter the gums to remove the teeth. 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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