Gentle Wisdom Teeth Removal in Grand Rapids
- Quickly extract wisdom teeth to avoid future pain or complications.
- Gentle approach to removing impacted wisdom teeth.
- We accept various insurances to help with costs.
- Multiple anesthetic options available for your comfort.
- 2 board-certified surgeons specializing in wisdom teeth extraction.
Call (616) 369-0360 today to schedule a consultation!
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Wisdom Teeth Extraction Testimonials
“My daughter wanted to add one more star to this. She had a wisdom teeth extraction and she said that the whole staff made it very easy for her. Thank you!”
Board-Certified Oral Surgeons
Meet Dr. Mark L. Jesin, DDS
Dr. Jesin wants his patients to know that they will be treated like family and supported every step of the way by a team that works together to make the patient experience nothing less than amazing.
Dr. Jesin is board-certified in two countries, the United States and Canada, and is a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesia. He is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Meet Dr. A.J. Lytle, DDS
His philosophy is quite simple: treat patients the way he would wish to be treated, which inevitably results in the best experience possible.
Dr. Lytle is board-certified with the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and maintains certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
A Unique Approach To Wisdom Teeth Removal
During the consultation appointment with Dr. Jesin or Dr. Lytle, you will receive an oral examination and, if necessary, have detailed 3D diagnostic scans taken. The position of the wisdom teeth will be studied to determine their exact position, and the doctor will create a personalized treatment plan that typically includes the use of anesthesia.
The extractions will be performed in the safety and comfort of our practice using state-of-the-art tools and techniques. We offer several types of anesthesia for wisdom teeth removal, including:
- Local anesthesia. Local anesthesia is used in all oral surgeries, usually along with other forms of anesthesia. Local anesthesia is applied directly to the surgical site to immediately calm any sensation of pain in the area.
- Laughing Gas. Laughing gas is an inhaled gas that is often used along with other types of anesthesia to help give the patient a sense of calm about their procedure — it’s called laughing gas because sometimes patients feel giddy. Laughing gas has a mild pain-controlling effect but allows the patient to remain conscious.
- Intravenous (IV) sedation. Wisdom teeth extraction is most commonly performed under intravenous (IV) sedation, during which the patient enters a sleep-like state and has no awareness of the procedure taking place.
How Wisdom Teeth Extraction Works
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, usually begin their development in the jaw in the early teen years, emerging into the mouth around the ages of 17 to 23. These extra set of molars are notorious for causing oral health complications such as overcrowding, impacted wisdom teeth, infection, pain, cysts, and more.
Wisdom teeth removal can be a bit more complicated than a standard tooth extraction, so you should see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for this procedure. We provide safe and expert wisdom teeth removal & strive to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
Why Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Most dental professionals recommend that wisdom teeth be extracted early. This is because wisdom teeth, if left untreated, can cause significant and costly oral health problems, such as impaction and dental crowding, that may require orthodontic or surgical treatments to correct. This proactive approach to wisdom teeth is cost-effective for several reasons:
- Saves time and discomfort later. Averting oral health issues before they arise, such as dental shifting, oral infections, gum disease, and damage or crowding of nearby teeth, is a key reason why dental professionals recommend early removal of wisdom teeth.
- Easier surgery/faster recovery. The younger you are when you have oral and maxillofacial surgery to remove wisdom teeth, the faster your recovery is likely to be because your wisdom teeth are less developed and therefore easier to remove.
- Less risk of complications. Untreated wisdom teeth can cause infection, cavities, gum disease, damage or crowding to the nearby teeth. As we age, the roots grow longer and become more deeply rooted in the jaw bone. Removal becomes more complicated as the roots become potentially intertwined with nerves and sinuses. Patients never have to endure these complications in the first place if their wisdom teeth are removed early.
Cost Of Wisdom Teeth Removal
The cost of the extraction will be based on how many teeth will be extracted, the type of anesthesia you choose for the procedure, your insurance coverage, and how difficult the extraction will be — are the wisdom teeth impacted? If so, how deep and in what position?
To find out all the details, diagnostic images are taken during the consultation to evaluate the wisdom teeth and create the surgical plan. Dr. Jesin and Dr. Lytle will use this detailed surgical plan to give you an estimate of cost. If you or your child need to have wisdom teeth extracted, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule a consultation.