Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery Dentist Holland, MI Your Holland dentist may recommend oral surgery if you have an impacted wisdom tooth or wish to prevent further tooth loss with a dental implant. While there are plenty of oral surgical procedures, your dentist will know what treatment plan is best for your smile.

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 to remove wisdom teeth if they are impacted or if there’s simply not enough room in your jaw to accommodate the extra teeth.

Your 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 your dentist sees that your wisdom teeth will come in crooked (impacted), they will recommend wisdom teeth surgery. 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 partway through the gum.

Dental Implant Surgery

If you have recently lost a tooth, your dentist may recommend dental implant surgery.  A dental implant is a titanium rod your dentist inserts into your jawbone to act much like a natural tooth root would. This rod will eventually support an abutment and a dental crown. A dental implant gives you the appearance and function of a natural tooth.

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.

Learn More

Our Holland, MI, family dentist is dedicated to helping patients maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. If you are interested in seeing if you are a candidate for oral surgery, call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524, or contact us online.

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM DR. HABECKER AND HIS TEAM

Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team