Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal Holland DentistWisdom teeth are the third molars that don’t typically erupt through the gum line until your late teens to early twenties. Many of our patients need their wisdom teeth removed to protect their oral health and the appearance of their smile.

Our Holland dentist at Macatawa Smiles takes dental X-rays to predict the trajectory of your wisdom teeth before they come through the gum line so they can determine whether you would benefit from wisdom teeth removal.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

If your wisdom teeth are coming in at an angle (impacted), your dentist will need to remove them before they affect nearby teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth will push other teeth out of the way as they erupt through the gum line, undoing years of orthodontic work.

Keep in mind that not all of our patients need wisdom teeth extraction. If your wisdom teeth are coming in straight and there is enough room in your jaw for them to emerge through the gum line, no action is required.

Partially Erupted Wisdom Teeth

Some patients simply don’t have enough room in their jaws to accommodate extra teeth. In this type of scenario, we would recommend you have preemptive wisdom teeth surgery. Wisdom teeth may only be able to partially erupt through the gums if there isn’t enough space in the jaw, increasing your risk for infection. Thankfully, our dentist is able to have wisdom teeth pulled before they become a problem.

Learn More

Our Holland, MI, wisdom teeth dentist is dedicated to helping patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. If you aren’t sure whether or not you need your wisdom teeth removed, 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