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
Erisa Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"I had a wisdom tooth that I needed to have taken out—I put it off for a very long time—and I also needed an implant put in. I was scared. I do not like be sedated—until I met Dr. Lesneski. It went really well. I was sedated, my procedure felt like it took a minute, even though I'm sure it took a lot longer, and I went home, recovered pretty fast, and everything went back to normal. I do like his office. His staff is very friendly. I really appreciate the fact he walked me through the entire procedure and made me feel safe. I would highly recommend Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons, especially Dr. Lesneski."
Seth Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"When I first walked in, the staff was professional and I felt welcome there. The doctor was very friendly and he joked around before the procedure started and made me feel comfortable. My procedure went great. I went home and everything went well afterwards. I'd say I had a fantastic experience for sure. I love the staff and love my doctor. I would recommend Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center."
Sara Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"When we first walked through the door, we felt comfortable in such a nice environment. The staff were friendly and welcoming, and they made us feel at home. Dr. Kittle is very comfortable to talk to. Easy to ask questions. Cameron’s surgery went well, and it was just overall a great experience. For my friends and family in Lapeer, I highly recommend Dr. Kittle."
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."
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."
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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