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
Adrienne Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"I needed my wisdom teeth out. I was a little nervous at first, but everyone made me feel very comfortable. I had it done super early, so no one was there, it was just people working, and they just were like, "Hi! How are you? You'll be fine, don't worry," and they were just very nice and smiling. It made me feel like I was in good hands. Well, when Dr. Lesneski came in, he was like, "It'll be okay. You'll be fine." I thought it'd be really long and I'd remember a lot of it, but I didn't remember a lot, and it went by like a blink of an eye. It was an overall good experience to have nice people get me feeling comfortable, and I had a good procedure. So, if any of my friends or family needed their wisdom teeth taken out in Flint, Fenton, or Saginaw, I would highly recommend Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons."
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."
Courtney Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"When I first walked in, I was just really impressed, just with how the building is itself. You don’t really walk in and see many offices look the way it does. The staff here— they are very welcoming, they greet you. They are very happy to see you. The doctors here are very empathetic, and they have your best interests at heart. Speaking with the doctor in the consultation, he was very reassuring, and that put my mind at ease. It was an easy recovery. If anyone in Flint or Bay City need to get any work done, I would recommend coming to Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons."
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."
Sydney Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"I was actually told about four years ago that I needed to get my wisdom teeth out, and I was very afraid to get them out because I had never been put under before. I met Dr. Lesneski, and I felt very comfortable with him. Dr. Lesneski is super funny and kind and really helps calm the nerves. The staff is very friendly and nice. They came in constantly trying to make sure that I wasn't nervous or to see if I needed anything. It was super easy and quick. I would say this is the best place to go because the staff is friendly, and the doctors are great, and they're always willing to help you. If any of my friends or family in Bay City, Saginaw, or Midland needed their wisdom teeth taken out, I would highly recommend Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons."
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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