Wisdom Teeth Removal in Owosso, MI
Remove Third Molars to Prevent Complications
We have five offices conveniently located in Central Michigan to serve our patients. Our oral surgeons safely and comfortably remove wisdom teeth at all of our locations.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to develop in the mouth. They usually make an appearance around the mid to late teen years, though some people develop them into their twenties. It’s rare that wisdom teeth grow without causing problems. Wisdom teeth need to be removed as soon as possible to avoid oral health complications from arising.
Treatment for Impacted Wisdom Teeth
The average mouth can only hold 28 teeth, so it can be problematic when an additional four try to squeeze in. A wisdom tooth has large, unpredictable roots that can damage other roots and nearby nerves. An impacted wisdom tooth is one that grows at an angle and has become trapped beneath the gums, possibly leading to infection and the formation of cysts. Third molars are large and can cause pain and swelling as they try to push their way into the dental arch.
By removing wisdom teeth early, you can prevent these problems and protect the health of your other teeth. Contact our Owosso, MI, office for a consultation with our expert oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
Wisdom Teeth Consultation Appointment
When you visit Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center in Owosso, 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.
Wisdom Tooth Removal Surgery
Every wisdom tooth removal surgery is different. The duration of your surgery will depend on how many wisdom teeth are being removed and if you have any impacted wisdom teeth. We will discuss your treatment beforehand so you know exactly what to expect on the day of your surgery and the steps to follow during recovery.
During your procedure, your oral surgeon will administer the anesthesia and remove the teeth from your gums with care and precision. If a wisdom tooth is poking through the gums, your surgeon will simply remove it with forceps. If a wisdom tooth is impacted, your surgeon will make a small incision in the gum tissue and break the tooth into smaller pieces to remove it.
Be sure to follow your post-operative instructions closely to minimize swelling and prevent infection throughout the healing process. You can manage pain with over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs. Avoid straws for 1 week, as they can dislodge blood clots and create dry socket.
You can have stem cells from wisdom teeth banked now and used for possible regenerative applications and therapies in the future.
Have Wisdom Teeth Removed in Owosso, MI
You can find our office in Owosso, Michigan, just off of N Michigan 52/N Shiawassee St. Our team at Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center looks forward to providing exceptional oral surgery care to you and your loved ones. Please contact us to schedule a consultation.
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
Jake Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"I came to see Dr. Lesneski because I needed my wisdom teeth taken out. I just remember going back there, and then I got put under, and I just don't remember a thing after that. I just thought it would hurt — like I could feel it — but you can't feel it at all. Wasn't really in pain; it just took a little bit of time for all the stuff to heal up, and I did. It was fine. It didn't take too long to heal. The staff — they're nice, they smile, they're good to talk to. Dr. Lesneski — I like him, he's a good guy. I can get along with him pretty good. Yeah, I know people in Goodrich, Fenton, and Flint, Michigan, that I would for sure recommend Dr. Lesneski to, to get their wisdom teeth out."
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."
Brandi Reviews Her Wisdom Tooth 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."
Daniel Reviews His Wisdom Tooth Procedure
"Well, I came to see Dr. Lesneski to get my wisdom teeth pulled because they started going through my gums. I was a little bit nervous before my procedure because you have to go in and then they take your teeth out, and you don't know what's going on, but other than that, it's fine after. My procedure went fine. Just came here and then went into the room and got put on the gas and everything and went straight to sleep. My recovery was good. I just stayed at home and laid down and just relaxed for the entire time. Dr. Lesneski was really nice and kind and made sure that I was alright and everything was going to be okay. If you were to go get your wisdom teeth out, I'd go see Dr. Lesneski because everyone was really nice and kind and made sure everything was okay and good."
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."
Frequently Asked Questions
How much time off do you need for wisdom teeth removal?
Many patients return to their normal routines within 1-2 days following surgery.
How do I know if my wisdom tooth removal site is infected?
Red, swollen gums, substantial pain, pus coming from the gums, fever, swollen lymph nodes below the jaw, and difficulty opening the mouth are all signs of a possible infection. Call our office right away if you experience any of these after your surgery.
Should you be put to sleep for wisdom teeth?
Most patients undergo IV sedation, which puts you into a semi-conscious state. You are unable to feel pain, but can still answer questions your oral surgeon asks. You will likely not remember the procedure and will become fully conscious when it is over. You must arrange for an adult to drive you home and remain with you for 24 hours following surgery.
What happens if you wait too long to get wisdom teeth out?
Early removal is recommended because younger patients have smoother recoveries. Additionally, the wisdom teeth may not be fully developed, making their removal easier. You can have your wisdom teeth removed at any adult age. Leaving them untreated can cause them to grow at an angle and push other teeth out of alignment.
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