Wisdom Teeth Removal in Davison, MI
Remove Third Molars to Prevent Complications
If you live in Davison, MI, and you need to undergo wisdom teeth removal, Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center is happy to treat you. Wisdom teeth are the third molars and final adult teeth to grow in the mouth. Most people have four wisdom teeth, though it’s possible to have more or less.
When a mouth is too small to hold wisdom teeth, they grow incorrectly and threaten your overall health. Because this is the case for the average person, wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure. Our oral surgeons are experts at extracting wisdom teeth and have years of experience treating patients in the Davison, MI, community. It’s important to visit our office for early wisdom teeth removal to avoid the possibility of infection, tooth misalignment, cysts, tumors, and other issues caused by wisdom teeth growth.
Initial Appointment for Wisdom Teeth Removal
Your consultation appointment is the first step in undergoing wisdom teeth removal. Before developing your treatment, it’s important that our oral surgeons get a good look at your condition and the position of your wisdom teeth. Once they have reviewed your X-rays, any 3D scans, and your health history, they will be able to develop a personalized treatment plan for removal.
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
One important part of your consultation appointment is determining your choice for anesthesia. At Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center, it’s important to us that our patients feel comfortable during treatment, which is why we offer various forms of anesthesia.
IV Anesthesia. IV anesthesia is the most common form of anesthesia used during wisdom teeth removal because it allows patients to enter a sleep-like state until the procedure is over. Most patients wake up after the surgery and have no idea it even happened.
Nitrous Oxide. Nitrous oxide, which is more often called laughing gas, is usually used before a procedure to ease a patient’s anxiety. In most cases, it is used in conjunction with IV anesthesia or local anesthesia.
Local Anesthesia. Most patients have experience with local anesthesia because it is common in simple dental procedures, such as fillings. Local anesthesia is used to numb the surgical site and prevents the presence of any pain or discomfort.
You and your oral surgeon will go over all of your options for sedation at your initial consultation. We will choose the option or options that you are most comfortable with before proceeding with treatment.
The Procedure Process for Wisdom Teeth Removal
Because each patient’s condition is unique to them, each wisdom teeth removal procedure differs based on specific needs. In most cases, when you come in for wisdom teeth removal, your oral surgeon will administer your anesthesia and remove your teeth from the gums once you are asleep. In some cases, he must remove some bone from the removal path, or he may break the teeth into smaller pieces to help make the removal simpler. In other cases, patients’ wisdom teeth have already fully developed, in which case they can be extracted just like any other teeth.
Where can I get my wisdom teeth removed near Davison, MI?
If you’re in Davison, MI, and searching for an oral surgeon to perform your wisdom teeth removal, our team is your best choice for treatment. Our friendly staff can answer any questions you may have about the procedure and would be happy to schedule you an appointment with our expert oral surgeons. We encourage you to contact our office, and we look forward to meeting you.
From Davison, MI:
- Get on I-69 W in Davison Township – 4 min (1.9 mi)
- Continue on I-69 W to Mundy Township. Take exit 90 from US-23 S – 13 min (14.7 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
Kristine Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"I came to see Dr. Lesneski to have him extract my daughter's wisdom teeth. It is very nervous anytime your child's put under, as a mom, no matter how old they are. Allie was coming home from college and having it done over Christmas break. I was still nervous as a mom; no matter how old your child is, they're still your child. I will say that Dr. Lesneski and his staff put me at ease. They let me stay with her as long as I needed. I really felt like the process was very quick, and for me, it was pretty painless. The staff was great as far as setting up the appointment (making sure she could do it when she was home for Christmas break), call-backs, setting up the appointments — they all were really great to work with. I really felt like him calling to check on her — I mean, he called, he checked on her after the surgery to make sure she was okay. He called the next day. He personally called, not a staff member. Who would you want to do your kid's surgery? Somebody like that."
Dillon Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"Well, first off, I went and got my semi-annual dentist checkup, and they said it would be about time to get my wisdom teeth out, so I wanted to get it done before school. So I got my wisdom teeth out, so that way, I'd be ready for the fall semester. It went great; I got them all out — I actually had five wisdom teeth, so I got that extra one, and I didn't really want to keep them, but when I came home, my mom had all five. Oh, it's been really nice working with Dr. Frey. He's a really enjoyable, fun person, and I think that's a big part of the profession — not just to do quality work but also just to communicate and enjoy your experience. His staff is really fun, like just being here today. Just a lot of good energy and a lot of fun people around here. If any of my friends or family needed their wisdom teeth extracted within the Davison, Flint, or Flushing area, I would definitely recommend 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."
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."
Alyssa Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth 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."
Frequently Asked Questions
How much time off do you need for wisdom teeth removal?
Many patients return to their normal routines within 1-2 days following surgery.
How do I know if my wisdom tooth removal site is infected?
Red, swollen gums, substantial pain, pus coming from the gums, fever, swollen lymph nodes below the jaw, and difficulty opening the mouth are all signs of a possible infection. Call our office right away if you experience any of these after your surgery.
Should you be put to sleep for wisdom teeth?
Most patients undergo IV sedation, which puts you into a semi-conscious state. You are unable to feel pain, but can still answer questions your oral surgeon asks. You will likely not remember the procedure and will become fully conscious when it is over. You must arrange for an adult to drive you home and remain with you for 24 hours following surgery.
What happens if you wait too long to get wisdom teeth out?
Early removal is recommended because younger patients have smoother recoveries. Additionally, the wisdom teeth may not be fully developed, making their removal easier. You can have your wisdom teeth removed at any adult age. Leaving them untreated can cause them to grow at an angle and push other teeth out of alignment.
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