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:
- Get on US-23 N from N Leroy St and North Rd – 5 min (1.9 mi)
- Follow US-23 N to W Hill Rd in Mundy Township. Take exit 90 from US-23 N – 8 min (9.8 mi)
- 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
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."
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."
Nick Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"I came to see Dr. Lesneski to get my wisdom teeth out. The staff here is really nice. They were very helpful; they were very informative before I underwent the process. It was a good thing; it was a comfortable environment. I would recommend Dr. Lesneski to anyone else getting their wisdom teeth taken out because the procedure went so smoothly, and I had a good experience overall."
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."
Careese Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"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."
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