If you live in Lapeer, MI, and you think you need your wisdom teeth examined, we encourage you to visit our office for a consultation and wisdom teeth removal treatment. If you do not have your wisdom teeth examined and removed early on, they can start causing a host of problems for the rest of your mouth. Without enough room in the mouth to grow properly, wisdom teeth can cause infection, damage to nearby teeth, cysts, and tumors.
Most people don’t realize that the average mouth is too small to accommodate wisdom teeth and that wisdom teeth removal is so common. 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, 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.
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.
- Intravenous (IV) anesthesia 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 your wisdom teeth have fully erupted, it’s likely they will be removed just like regular teeth, typically with no need for IV sedation. If your wisdom teeth are still developing in the gums, however, you will most likely undergo IV anesthesia while your oral surgeon removes your teeth. He will open your gums and remove the teeth, sometimes breaking them into smaller pieces to make removal easier. In some cases, there is bone blocking the removal path–if this is the case during your procedure, your oral surgeon will simply remove it before extracting the teeth.
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
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