Wisdom teeth are the last molars to grow in the mouth, and wisdom teeth removal in Grand Blanc, MI, is common because the average mouth does not have enough room to house them. Typically, wisdom teeth removal is necessary because wisdom teeth start threatening the health of your other teeth. Without enough space to grow properly, wisdom teeth will grow in at an angle and damage your oral health.
Early wisdom teeth removal is strongly recommended because it prevents wisdom teeth from fully developing. Fully developed wisdom teeth are sometimes harder to removed, and they have typically had enough time to damage nearby tooth roots or cause the growth of infection, cysts, or tumors. If wisdom teeth are removed before development, the procedure and recovery are easier, and you can rest easy knowing your oral health isn’t at risk.
Initial Consultation for Wisdom Teeth Removal
If you choose Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center for wisdom teeth removal, you will first visit our office for a consultation appointment. We will examine your mouth, jaws, and any X-rays or 3D scans to get a good idea of the position of your wisdom teeth and whether or not they pose a threat to your health. Following your examination, your oral surgeon will determine the best course of treatment and develop your personalized treatment plan.
Easy, Virtual Consultations With Tele-Consult
Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center is pleased to offer after-hours tele-consults for patients seeking wisdom teeth removal.
A tele-consult 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, a tele-consult allows you to have a consultation at the time and place that is convenient for you. A tele-consult 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 a tele-consult is at the discretion of the practice to ensure patient safety and optimal outcomes. In general, patients seeking a tele-consult 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 a tele-consult for wisdom teeth removal, please call our office and ask the front desk.
Sedation for Wisdom Teeth Removal
Oral surgeons receive specialized training in the administration of all forms of anesthesia; Dr. Lesneski and Dr. Frey are among the highest qualified dental professionals in the Grand Blanc, MI, area to perform wisdom teeth removal with anesthesia. We offer a few choices for anesthesia to help patients feel comfortable during their procedure:
- Local Anesthesia – Typically used in simple dental procedures, local anesthesia numbs the surgical area so the patient can avoid any pain or discomfort.
- Nitrous Oxide – More commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is usually used in combination with local or IV anesthesia to calm patients’ nerves before treatment.
- IV Anesthesia – Most often, IV anesthesia is used in procedures where patients prefer to sleep through treatment. It helps patients enter a sleep-like state and wake up once the surgery is finished.
Your oral surgeon will discuss all of your options for sedation with you at your consultation appointment, and we will choose the one that you are most comfortable with.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
When you come in for your wisdom teeth removal, we will answer all of your questions and ensure you feel prepared and comfortable before beginning the procedure. Once your oral surgeon has administered your anesthesia, he will open your gums and remove the wisdom teeth. In some cases, he will need to remove bone blocking the path of removal or break the teeth into smaller pieces to make for an easier removal process.
Where can I get my wisdom teeth removed near Grand Blanc, MI?
If you live in Grand Blanc, MI, and you’re interested in wisdom teeth removal or learning more about it, we encourage you to contact our office. Our friendly staff will be glad to speak with you or schedule you an appointment at either of our office locations.
From Grand Blanc, MI:
- Head northwest on Saginaw Rd toward E Grand Blanc Rd – 1.6 mi
- Turn left onto Hill Rd – 3.6 mi
- Turn right onto Gateway Center – 0.1 mi
Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center
5417 Gateway Center
Flint, MI 48507
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