Wisdom Teeth Explained:
Read the AAOMS Ebook on Wisdom Teeth
The medical and dental research has provided us with clear insight and scientific evidence of the benefits of early third molar, or wisdom tooth, removal. According to landmark, peer-reviewed studies, there is a 25% risk of silent periodontal disease in adolescents and young adults with retained third molars.
Why It’s Important:
In persons older than 25, 33% will have a periodontal disease associated with their third molar, and 40% will have cavities on their third molars. Periodontal or gum disease around the third molars decreases the lifespan of important first and second molars and creates pockets that are impossible to clean and where bacteria thrive. This is not only bad for your oral health, but over time, can lead to increased levels of systemic or whole-body inflammation which has been proven to lead to an increased incidence of serious medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and certain types of cancer.
Wisdom teeth removal is a surgical procedure, and, like all surgical procedures, comes with inherent risks. Don’t trust your wisdom teeth surgery to just anyone! You and your loved ones deserve surgeons with the most advanced training and expertise in third molar surgery, the management of potential complications, as well as the safe administration of anesthesia.
AAOMS Presentation on Wisdom Teeth Treatment
Our surgeons are Board Certified by both the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and have trained a minimum of 4-6-years in the hospital setting. We have over four decades of experience providing safe and expert care in the West Michigan area and we pride ourselves in providing the highest standards of surgical care in an empathetic manner and a comforting environment. We would be honored with the privilege of caring for you or your family.
Dr. Lindhout Explains Wisdom Teeth
- Grand Haven: Grand Haven Office Phone Number 616-844-5135
- Grandville: Grandville Office Phone Number 616-530-4710
- North Holland: North Holland Office Phone Number 616-738-9900
- South Holland: South Holland Office Phone Number 616-392-2329
For more information on Wisdom Teeth Management, click here to view a presentation by the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Wisdom Teeth Surgery Reviews
West Michigan Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Patient Review By Karla B
My experience in this office was great. I was very impressed with my consultation. Dr. Huizenga was very thorough in explaining what to expect the day of and the days after surgery. Ruth and Megan were very pleasant on the phone and in person and answered all scheduling and insurance questions. Shanda, Dr. H's assistant, was so sweet and compassionate and helped calm my nerves. Dr. H. made me feel very confident in his team's abilities. It was an all around pleasant experience.
- Karla B
Patient Review By Lisa F
Dr. Rivera took special care on noting our daughter’s health issues that could impact her wisdom teeth surgery. He and his staff were compassionate and made us at ease! What wonderful care!
- Lisa F
Patient Review By Julie V
I was told this appointment would be a consultation due the length of time since previous extractions. I was very upset since I was hoping to have it pulled. At the appointment Dr. Rivera was kind and told me he had the time. I was elated and everything went great. I was out of there in no time. Once again no complications or pain. Thank you Dr. Rivera!
- Julie V
Patient Review By Brittany G
Dr Huizinga did an amazing job. He made the process quick and easy and the recovery as painless as possible. Thank you!
- Brittany G
Patient Review By Kim L
My kids had their wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Kirby. I was very happy with how he explained everything to them and was very personable! I returned to this office due to a previous positive experience with Dr. Nalley and will always drive from Holland to Grand Haven as I prefer these doctors and their excellent staff! They are all amazing!
- Kim L
Patient Review By Ryan H
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Patient Review By Christi S
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Patient Review By Sheri M
Very happy with care here
- Sheri M
Patient Review By M McCall
Had a great experience.
- M McCall
Patient Review By Kerri G
Excellent staff & doctors…quick wait times
- Kerri G
Patient Review By Ryan H
The whole office was great from checking in to the procedure thru check out. All of the staff was caring and so professional!!
- Ryan H
Patient Review By Nissa
The procedure went well. I was very comfortable and didn’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. The staff and Dr.Huizinga were very nice and explained everything
Patient Review By Casey C
Great experience! Thank you for taking such good care of me!
- Casey C
Patient Review By Caroline H
I don’t know her name, (wish I did!) but Dr. Rivera’s assistant is so sweet, kind, and funny. She was so welcoming and accommodating. Give her a raise. She was also super cute.
- Caroline H
Patient Review By Dylan W
- Dylan W