Wisdom Teeth Removal in Midland, MI
Have Third Molars Extracted to Protect Oral Health
Wisdom teeth, known as third molars, are the last teeth to develop in the mouth. They often make an appearance between the ages of 17 and 25, but some people develop these molars much later. There are already molars responsible for chewing food, and there is often not enough room for wisdom teeth. Dentists and oral surgeons recommend having wisdom teeth extracted to prevent oral health issues from arising.
At Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center, our experts safely and comfortably extract third molars in our Midland office. Contact us in Midland, MI, for an appointment with Dr. Michael Frey, Dr. Robert Lesneski, Dr. Christopher Kittle, Dr. Michael Higginbotham, Dr. Fred Thompson, or Dr. Shyam Prasad Aravindaksha. We regularly perform wisdom tooth removal in Midland, Flint, Saginaw, Bay City, Owosso, and Oxford, Michigan.
Wisdom Teeth Consultation Appointment
When you visit Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center in Midland, MI, your surgeon will thoroughly examine your mouth and X-rays to determine the position and development stage of your wisdom teeth. If your surgeon determines that your wisdom teeth pose a risk to your overall oral health, an individual treatment plan will be developed for wisdom teeth removal.
Easy, Virtual 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 appointment 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 an appointment 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 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.
Remote consultations save our patients time and money while providing the same exceptional care and attention as in-person visits.
What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
Some wisdom teeth fully erupt in the mouth and do not cause issues, although this is rare. Most of the time, wisdom teeth will partially erupt through the gums or remain fully trapped beneath the gum tissue. This is known as impaction, and an impacted wisdom tooth must be surgically removed.
Wisdom teeth have large, unpredictable roots that can strike facial nerves or roots of other teeth. An impacted tooth can grow sideways into adjacent teeth, leading to misalignment and damage to other molars.
A partially erupted wisdom tooth can be difficult to clean, leaving you prone to infections. Infection can also cause chronic bad breath, cysts, or tumors that form around the tooth. Having an oral and maxillofacial surgeon remove your wisdom teeth prevents these issues from having the chance to arise.
You can have stem cells from wisdom teeth banked now and used for possible regenerative applications and therapies in the future.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
During your first visit, you will meet with one of our oral surgeons. We will take 3D scans of your teeth and create your custom treatment plan. Most patients undergo IV sedation for wisdom teeth removal, but we will discuss all of your anesthesia options. This includes local anesthesia, general anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation.
On the day of surgery, we will administer the chosen form of anesthesia. Your oral surgeon will extract any erupted wisdom teeth with forceps. If wisdom teeth are impacted, your surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue to access and remove them. Sutures are places if necessary and you will rest until we feel you are ready to go home.
Where to Have Wisdom Teeth Extracted in Midland, MI
Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center has many locations in Michigan where patients can receive excellent care. Our Midland office is located between the H. H. Dow High School and Jefferson Middle School. Contact us today for a wisdom tooth removal consultation with one of our expert oral surgeons.
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 Teeth Removal Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing wisdom teeth removal at our office.
Reviews From Our Wisdom Teeth Removal Patients
Mandi Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
"I brought my son, Daniel, to get his wisdom teeth extracted. Everything just went really good. Dr. Lesneski — he is great. He really knows what he's doing. He made us feel very comfortable, where we knew that everything was going to go great. The staff is amazing. They were just very comforting. Everything was just great. I would highly recommend Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons."
Adrienne Reviews His Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
"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."
Brandi Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
"We came to see Dr. Kittle because my daughter needed her wisdom teeth extracted. The team here is really friendly. When we first walked in the front door, they were smiling, and they were happy to see us, and they just made us feel really comfortable the whole time we were here. Dr. Kittle was really friendly, and he made her feel really at ease. He even called us the next day to check on her and see how she was doing. The recovery for my daughter was really quite simple. The next day, you know, she took things pretty slow, but she really healed pretty quickly and pretty easily. Overall, our experience with Dr. Kittle and his staff was amazing. For my friends and family in Midland, I highly recommend Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons."
Alyssa Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
"I came to see Dr. Frey because I needed to get my wisdom teeth out. My bottom teeth were in, but my top weren't in. The procedure was easier than I thought it was going to be; I thought I was going to be in a lot more pain and more fragile, but I actually wasn't. My recovery was great. I had no pain, and they did give me medication to bear the pain, but I didn't actually take it because I didn't need it. I have friends in Fenton, Flint, and Saginaw, and I would definitely recommend Dr. Frey for getting wisdom teeth out; he's great."
Careese Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal 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."
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?
The cost of having wisdom teeth removed depends on several things. These include how many wisdom teeth you have, your insurance, anesthesia, and the overall complexity of the procedure. We will provide a cost estimate at the consultation.
Are you asleep for wisdom teeth removal?
IV sedation is most commonly used for this procedure. This will render you in a semi-conscious state, unable to feel any pain. You will be able to answer questions asked by your doctor, but will wake up with no memory of the procedure. This differs from general anesthesia, which renders you totally unconscious.
Can I brush my teeth after having wisdom teeth removed?
Follow the instructions provided by your doctor closely. You should rinse your mouth with warm salt water and start brushing your teeth starting the day after surgery. Use caution around the extraction sites and do not smoke for one week. Smoking can dislodge the blood clot within the tooth sockets, resulting in a painful condition known as dry socket.
Should I get two or four wisdom teeth removed?
You should have all wisdom teeth extracted at the same time. This saves you time and money by not requiring multiple surgical visits. A wisdom tooth may cause underlying problems that could simply be avoided by having them all removed at once.
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