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Wisdom Teeth Removal in Fenton, MI

Remove Third Molars to Prevent Complications

When your dentist refers you or your child for wisdom teeth removal in Fenton, MI, you want to make sure you see the most qualified professionals for treatment. At Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center, our oral surgeons have years of training and experience removing wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the final set of adult teeth to grow in your mouth and are also known as your third molars. When your mouth isn’t big enough to hold wisdom teeth, they can cause a host of problems for your oral health.

Without enough room to grow into their proper position, wisdom teeth will grow at an angle, straight towards your healthy teeth. If wisdom teeth are not removed early, they can become impacted, or stuck, beneath the gums and cause damage to nearby teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth are known to cause infection, root damage, tooth misalignment, and even cysts and tumors. Fortunately, early wisdom teeth removal can help you avoid all of these problems.

Consultation Appointment for Wisdom Teeth Removal

Your consultation appointment is the first step in the wisdom teeth removal process. When you come in for your first appointment, your oral surgeon will thoroughly examine your condition before determining your personalized treatment plan. We will review your X-rays and 3D scans as well as your health history to ensure that your treatment is tailored to your specific needs.

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 Sedation

Patients undergo anesthesia for this procedure for a comfortable surgical experience. Oral surgeons are trained to safely administer all forms of anesthesia.

  • The most common form of anesthesia used during wisdom teeth removal is IV anesthesia. This allows patients to rest in a sleep-like state throughout surgery and wake up when it is over.
  • We also offer local anesthesia, which is more common for simple dental procedures, such as fillings. Local anesthesia is a numbing agent and helps prevent pain or discomfort at the surgical site.
  • Nitrous oxide, typically referred to as laughing gas, is more commonly used before a procedure to help patients calm their nerves. It is usually used in combination with local anesthesia or IV anesthesia.

When you’re in our office for your consultation appointment, your oral surgeon will discuss all of your options for anesthesia with you. We will choose whichever option or options you are most comfortable with.

The Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

Your wisdom teeth removal procedure will depend on your needs as a patient. If your wisdom teeth have fully erupted from the gums, they can be removed just like normal teeth. If your wisdom teeth are still in their developing stage or impacted beneath the gums, your procedure will be slightly more complex. Your surgeon will administer the anesthesia and make incisions in the gums to access the teeth. Some teeth may need to be broken into smaller pieces for easier removal. Then, he will open your gums and remove the teeth, sometimes breaking them into small pieces so that removal is easier.

Where can I get my wisdom teeth removed near Fenton, MI?

If you live in Fenton, MI, and you want to schedule an appointment for wisdom teeth removal, please contact our office. Our staff will be happy to speak with you, and we look forward to meeting you.

Directions from Fenton, MI:

  1. Get on US-23 N from N Leroy St and North Rd – 5 min (1.9 mi)
  2. Follow US-23 N to W Hill Rd in Mundy Township. Take exit 90 from US-23 N – 8 min (9.8 mi)
  3. Drive to Gateway Center – 49 s (0.2 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

Natalie Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Procedure

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Natalie
Wisdom Tooth
Patient

"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."

Careese Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Procedure

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Careese
Wisdom Tooth
Patient

"Well, I came to Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons because my dentist recommended that I had to have four wisdom teeth pulled, and of course, when I heard that, I was frightened because my older sister had a horrifying experience, and I was like, "Eh, do I want to come? Do I really want to get this done?" I was not excited about it at all. I was a little nervous, and then I also heard that people had different experiences; some people said it hurt, some people said it didn't. I didn't know what I was going to have. I thought I was going to have a 50/50 chance of it happening, so I really didn't know. But they eased my worries a lot when I came into the door. Well, my procedure was relatively simple. I came in, they gave me some laughing gas, and after that, they stuck the needle in, and after that, I don't remember a thing. And honestly, it was a lot easier than I ever anticipated. It wasn't that bad at all. Dr. Lesneski was probably one of the most approachable doctors I have ever experienced. From the moment I walked in the door to the time in the chair getting my procedure done, one of the best guys I've ever experienced when it comes to getting any kind of dental procedure. They're perfect, and they're wonderful when it comes to treating you and taking care of you."

Ryann Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Procedure

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Ryann
Wisdom Tooth
Patient

"I was referred to by my grandmother; she had previously had a surgery done by Dr. Frey, and she told me how gentle and kind he was. It was when I had gotten my braces on, and one of my tooth would not come up, and he exposed my tooth and put a bracket on so that it would come up properly. It was really good; he told me everything that he was going to do before he did it, so that made me comfortable. For my wisdom teeth, I had Dr. Lesneski, and he was so friendly. He was just so personable and made himself seem more like your friend, and that helped me out because I was so nervous and I was so scared, but he said, "It's going to be easy, I'm going to take care of you, and we're going to get through this." And I said, "Cool." After I got up, he came and saw my afterwards and said, "You did great. You came through like a champ." I plan on referring all my friends to Dr. Lesneski and Dr. Frey because they're so nice, and they really make sure that you're happy and you're healthy, and they want to make you happy."

Adrienne Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Procedure

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Adrienne
Wisdom Tooth
Patient

"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."

Makayla Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Procedure

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Makayla
Wisdom Tooth
Patient

"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."

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