Wisdom Teeth Removal in Lapeer, MI
Remove Third Molars to Prevent Complications
If you live in Lapeer, MI, and it's time to have your wisdom teeth examined, we encourage you to visit our office for a consultation. Without enough room in the mouth to grow properly, wisdom teeth can cause infection, damage to nearby teeth, cysts, and tumors.
Extracting wisdom teeth ensures that they don’t cause a problem for the rest of your mouth. Even fully grown wisdom teeth can start causing problems later in life, which is why our team at Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center recommends early removal in a majority of cases.
Consultation Appointment for Wisdom Teeth Removal
Most people have four wisdom teeth, but it’s possible to have more, less, or even no wisdom teeth at all. These inconsistencies make it important to get a consultation before undergoing wisdom teeth removal. When you come to our office, our oral surgeons will closely examine your condition and the position of your wisdom teeth before developing 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 a online video consultation for wisdom teeth removal, please call our office and ask the front desk.
Anesthesia Options for Wisdom Teeth Removal
At Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center, our team recognizes the importance of feeling comfortable when you come in for wisdom teeth removal. We offer several different anesthetic options to help patients feel completely at ease when they come to our office for treatment. Our oral surgeons have undergone extensive training in anesthesia administration, and will make sure you are safe and comfortable at all times.
- Local anesthesia is a mild numbing agent used to prevent pain and discomfort at the surgical site. If you have ever had a filling, you may have experienced local anesthesia.
- Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, is used to calm patients’ nerves before surgery, and it is typically used in combination with local or IV anesthesia.
- IV sedation is a popular choice among wisdom teeth removal patients because it allows them to sleep through the procedure and wake up once it’s complete.
The anesthesia used during your treatment will depend on your medical history and your preference. Your oral surgeon will discuss all of your options with you at your consultation appointment.
The Removal of Wisdom Teeth
The procedure of removing wisdom teeth typically depends on the patient and their specific needs. If the wisdom teeth have fully erupted, it’s likely they will be removed just like regular teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth must be removed through a surgical incision into the gum tissue. A wisdom tooth may be broken into smaller segments before removal. The gums are sutured closed after removal, and patients will be sent home to recover after the anesthesia wears off.
Where can I get my wisdom teeth removed near Lapeer, MI?
If you’re interested in wisdom teeth removal in Lapeer, MI, we encourage you to contact the team at Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have or schedule you an appointment with one of our expert oral surgeons. We are proud to offer wisdom teeth removal to the Lapeer, MI, community, and we look forward to meeting you.
From Lapeer, MI:
- Get on I-69 W in Lapeer Township – 4 min (2.1 mi)
- Continue on I-69 W to Mundy Township. Take exit 90 from US-23 S – 22 min (25.0 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
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."
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."
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. "
Natalie Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"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. "
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."
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