Wisdom Teeth Removal in Saginaw, MI
Prevent Oral Health 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 are the last teeth to develop in the mouth and usually make an appearance around the age of 17 or into the early twenties. The average mouth does not have enough room for an extra set of molars, which is why dentists and oral surgeons recommend having them removed as soon as possible.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons specialize in the removal of these third molars. Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center has four convenient offices located in Flint, Saginaw, Bay City, Owosso, Oxford, and Midland, Michigan. It’s important to maintain regular checkups with your dentist, who takes regular X-rays of your teeth to track the development of third molars.
Wisdom Teeth Consultation Appointment
When you visit Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center in Saginaw, 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.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
If a wisdom tooth becomes trapped beneath the gum and cannot erupt, it is considered to be impacted. An impacted wisdom tooth is difficult to clean around, leaving you prone to infections, tumors, and cysts. Wisdom teeth have large roots that can damage the roots of other teeth. Similarly, they grow in at an angle and can push nearby teeth out of alignment.
Canine teeth can also become impacted. Because these teeth are crucial to the bite, they are treated with an expose and bond procedure. Wisdom teeth, however, are not necessary for oral function and are removed.
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
At the consultation, we will take 3D scans of your mouth and outline the details of your treatment. You will likely undergo IV sedation, which will put you in a semi-conscious, sleep-like state during your surgery. You will wake up once the procedure is over and be driven home by your prearranged driver, who should stay with you for 24 hours following your wisdom teeth removal.
During surgery, your oral surgeon will extract visible wisdom teeth with forceps. Impacted teeth may need to be broken into smaller pieces before being removed. This procedure typically lasts one hour but can vary depending on the complexity and number of wisdom teeth.
Remove Wisdom Teeth in Saginaw, MI
Dr. Frey, Dr. Lesneski, Dr. Kittle, Dr. Thompson, Dr. John, and Dr. Higginbotham look forward to providing you and your family with outstanding care. If you or your child are ready to have wisdom teeth removed, please contact our office in Saginaw, Michigan, to schedule an appointment.
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 Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing wisdom teeth at our office.
Reviews From Our Wisdom Teeth Patients
Brandi Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth 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."
Sara Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth 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. "
Cameron Reviews His Wisdom Teeth 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."
Nick Reviews His Wisdom Teeth Procedure
"I came to see Dr. Lesneski to get my wisdom teeth out. The staff here is really nice. They were very helpful; they were very informative before I underwent the process. It was a good thing; it was a comfortable environment. I would recommend Dr. Lesneski to anyone else getting their wisdom teeth taken out because the procedure went so smoothly, and I had a good experience overall."
Courtney Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Procedure
"When I first walked in, I was just really impressed, just with how the building is itself. You don’t really walk in and see many offices look the way it does. The staff here— they are very welcoming, they greet you. They are very happy to see you. The doctors here are very empathetic, and they have your best interests at heart. Speaking with the doctor in the consultation, he was very reassuring, and that put my mind at ease. It was an easy recovery. If anyone in Flint or Bay City need to get any work done, I would recommend coming to Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons."
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does removing all four wisdom teeth take?
A typical wisdom tooth removal procedure lasts about an hour. This can vary depending on how many wisdom teeth you have and if any are impacted.
Is it better to get all four wisdom teeth out at once?
You should have all of your wisdom teeth removed at the same time. Since these teeth are not important for proper oral function, there is no reason to leave one or more of them in the mouth while others are removed.
Can removing wisdom teeth change your bite?
If wisdom teeth aren’t fully developed by the time they are removed, they likely will not alter your bite. Having fully developed wisdom teeth removed may improve your bite if these molars have pushed other teeth out of alignment.
Should I be in pain several days after wisdom teeth removal?
Swelling peaks around the third day and can be managed with ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication. Our instructions outline diet recommendations and steps on how to keep the surgical sites clean, that way your recovery isn’t delayed. You can ease back to a normal diet as tolerated after two days following surgery.
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