Sonoma Dental Group: (810) 629-7682
2425 Owen Rd. | Fenton, MI
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Dynamic Dental Care: (810) 694-7220
111 Sawyer St. | Grand Blanc, MI
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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Fenton, Michigan or Grand Blanc, Michigan

At Sonoma Dental Group & Dynamic Dental Care, we regularly perform a wisdom tooth extraction procedure. Third molars, commonly referred to as wisdom teeth, are usually the last four of 32 teeth to erupt (surface) in the mouth, generally making their appearance between the ages of 17 to 25. They are located at the back of the mouth (top and bottom), near the entrance to the throat. The term “wisdom” stems from the idea that the molars surface at a time typically associated with increased maturity or “wisdom."

In most cases, inadequate space in the mouth does not allow the wisdom teeth to erupt properly and become fully functional. When this happens, the tooth can become impacted (stuck) in an undesirable or potentially harmful position. If left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can contribute to infection, damage to other teeth, and possibly cysts or tumors.

wisdom-teeth extraction in Fenton, MI

There are several types, or degrees, of impaction based on the actual depth of the teeth within the jaw:

Soft Tissue Impaction: The upper portion of the tooth (the crown) has penetrated through the bone, but the gingiva (gum) is covering part or all of the tooth’s crown and has not positioned properly around the tooth. Because it is difficult to keep the area clean, food can become trapped below the gum and cause an infection and/or tooth decay, resulting in pain and swelling.

Partial Bony Impaction: The tooth has partially erupted, but a portion of the crown remains submerged below the gum and surrounding jawbone. Again, because it is difficult to keep the area clean, the infection will commonly occur.

Complete Bony Impaction: The tooth is completely encased by jawbone. This will require more complex removal techniques.

Reasons to remove wisdom teeth
While not all wisdom teeth require removal, wisdom teeth extractions are most often performed because of an active problem such as pain, swelling, decay or infection, or as a preventative measure to avoid serious problems in the future. If impaction of one or more wisdom teeth is present and left untreated, a number of potentially harmful outcomes can occur, including:

Damage to nearby teeth: Second molars (the teeth directly in front of the wisdom teeth) can be adversely affected by impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in tooth decay (cavities), periodontal disease (gum disease), and possible bone loss.

Disease: Although uncommon, cysts and tumors can occur in the areas surrounding impacted wisdom teeth.

Infection: Bacteria and food can become trapped under the gum tissue, resulting in an infection. The infection can cause considerable pain and danger.

Tooth Crowding: It has been theorized that impacted wisdom teeth can put pressure on other teeth and cause them to become misaligned (crowded or twisted). This theory isn’t universally accepted by all dental professionals, and it has never been validated by any scientific studies.

Wisdom Teeth Examination
As with any dental procedure, your dentist will want to initially conduct a thorough examination of the wisdom and surrounding teeth. Panoramic or digital x-rays will be taken in order for your dentist to evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and determine if a current problem exists, or the likelihood of any potential future problems. The x-rays can also expose additional risk factors, such as deterioration or decay of nearby teeth. Early evaluation and treatment (typically in the mid-teen years) are recommended in order to identify potential problems and to improve the results for patients requiring wisdom teeth extractions. Only after a thorough examination can your dentist provide you with the best options for your particular case.

What does the removal of wisdom teeth involve?
Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure, generally performed under local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, or general anesthesia by a specially trained dentist in an office surgery suite. The surgery does not require an overnight stay, and you will be released with post-operative instructions and medication (if necessary), to help manage any swelling or discomfort.

 

Why You Shouldn’t Wait for Dental Care

While we understand that many people wait to seek dental care due to anxiety, time, or finances, we do not recommend it. Instead, we suggest that you schedule a dental exam at least once every six months, even if you are not experiencing any discomfort. Doing so will allow us to remove any plaque or bacteria that is on your teeth, ensure that you do not have any cavities that are forming, and prevent you from experiencing gum disease. Our goal is to treat you before you have any health issues, and a dental checkup allows us to do so. We welcome you to come in so that we can protect and improve your oral health.

Why Our Patients Trust Us

Creating Beautiful Smiles Since 1997

The Most Qualified

Dr. Nikki Mazhari, and the other dentists of Sonoma Dental Group in Fenton, Michigan and Dynamic Dental Care in Grand Blanc, Michigan have decades of knowledge and expertise. Over 10,000 smiles have been restored through their expert cosmetic dentistry.

Highly Reviewed

With many great reviews on Google from both locations, Sonoma Dental Group & Dynamic Dental Care, is the highest reviewed dental office in the Metro Detroit Area. We love the fact that our patients take the time to tell everyone about their great experience.

Welcoming

We welcome patients of all ages with open arms. Our office is a complete judge free zone. If you avoid a dentist due to the fact you have dental anxiety, no worries you're in great hands. We will congratulate you on overcoming your dental fear and making you health a priority.

Emergencies Welcomed

When emergencies happen we act fast. We work around your schedule to help accommodate you and get you out of pain as quickly as possible. No matter if its due to infection or losing a tooth unexpectedly, we will see you the same day.

Affordable

In our dental office we believe that everyone should have access to the same dental care. We offer free  Invisalign consults including x-rays. If you have any questions about fees, please do not hesitate to contact either our Fenton or Grand Blanc office.

Modern Office

Our office is equipment with the most advance dental technology. We can detect problems early and correct them before it becomes a major issue. A lot of our work is done in house.

 

Our Services

At Sonoma Dental Group PC and Dynamic Dental Care, we have been keeping the people of Michigan smiling for many years.  If you call us, you’ll be happy you did — and you’ll have the smile to prove it! Our General and Pediatric Dentistry services include:

 

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