Our dentist in Holland, Michigan, may recommend oral surgery if you have an impacted wisdom tooth or wish to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant. While there are plenty of , Dr. Habecker will know what treatment plan is best for your smile.
Here’s what you need to know.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are third molars that erupt through the gum line between the ages of 17 and 25. However, you may need wisdom teeth removal if they are impacted or if there’s simply not enough room in your jaw to accommodate the extra teeth.
Our Holland dentist will keep track of your wisdom teeth when they first form by taking X-rays and determining their trajectory before they erupt through the gums. If our dentist sees that your wisdom teeth will come in crooked (impacted), he will recommend .
Impacted wisdom teeth can push other teeth out of alignment, undoing years of orthodontic work and increasing your risk of infection if the tooth gets stuck under the gum.
Dental Implant Surgery
If you have recently lost a tooth, Dr. Habecker may recommend dental implant surgery. A dental implant is a titanium rod the doctor inserts into your jawbone to act much like a natural tooth root would. This rod will eventually support an abutment and a dental crown. The dental implant procedure gives you the appearance and function of a natural tooth.
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Other Types of Oral Surgery
There are a variety of teeth, gum, and jaw issues that warrant oral surgery. Depending on the complexity of the dental procedure, our dentist may do the surgery himself or refer you to someone else.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Habecker
Dr. Brenton Habecker is an experienced dentist in Holland, MI. To schedule an appointment and learn if you’re a candidate for oral surgery, please call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.