Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal Holland DentistWisdom teeth are your third molars that erupt during your late teens or early twenties. But not all patients are able to keep their wisdom teeth. For example, we may need to schedule wisdom teeth removal if you have a small jaw or are experiencing pain.

The good news is that our dentist in Holland, MI, takes dental X-rays during your appointment. This allows him to track the trajectory of your wisdom teeth over time. That way, he can determine whether you’ll need wisdom teeth removal in the future.

Keep in mind that not all patients need wisdom teeth extraction.

For example, you may not need wisdom teeth removal if:

  • You have enough space in your jaw for the extra teeth
  • Your wisdom teeth are coming in straight

Here’s what else you need to know about wisdom teeth removal.

Crooked Wisdom Teeth

Are your wisdom teeth coming in at an angle? If so, Dr. Habecker will need to remove them before they affect nearby teeth. If left untreated, crooked wisdom teeth will push other teeth out of the way as they erupt through the gums. This can undo years of orthodontic work, causing crowding and other health issues.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Some patients 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 extraction. This means that we would extract your wisdom teeth before they erupt.

Impacted wisdom teeth may only be able to partially erupt through the gums if there isn’t enough space in the jaw. This increases your risk for an infected tooth.

The good news is that Dr. Habecker will recommend extraction before your wisdom teeth become an issue.

Request an Appointment With Dr. Habecker

Dr. Brenton Habecker is an experienced dentist in Holland, MI. He’s also accepting new patients and will be able to diagnose and treat the source of your pain.

To request an appointment, 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.


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