Wisdom Teeth

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Third molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. They are usually the last teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars. Their development is usually completed between the middle teenage years and early twenties, a time traditionally associated with the onset of maturity and the attainment of wisdom.

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Wisdom Teeth Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

Grand Traverse Oral Surgery

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

This was my first experience with GTOS. All I can say is that every person was friendly and helpful from scheduling my appointment to the end when paying for my extraction. I had my wisdom tooth extracted and the nurses were fantastic. The nurse that administered the Novocaine or what ever, it was the best I have ever had and at 80 I have had many. She does it with perfection. Dr. Madion came in and introduced himself and after a couple of minutes said "well lets take ti out". I don't think it was much longer than a minute and he said "its out". I couldn't believe it. I would definitely recommend GTOS and Dr. Madion.

- Carmen S

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I took my daughter here to have her wisdom teeth out. Even with Covid-19... it was an amazing experience. And it didn’t end with the procedure. They did an amazing job of making this as pain free as possible. With the pandemic, we had to wait in the car. Phones needed charged and it was hot out. By our owned stupidity, we killed that battery in our car. My daughters boyfriend went and asked if any one had jumper cables. An employee (I wish I would have gotten her have) came out and offered her assistance. It didn’t end there. Another employee came out to take care of my daughter and even a doctor came out to make sure everything was ok. That is going way above and it was all truly appreciated. These are extremely skilled people who have true compassion for people. I would definitely highly recommend them.

- Brenda N

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Thank you so much for getting my daughter in and keeping her appointment even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, I really appreciate her not having to have a separate consult appointment since she was away at college and having to schedule her procedure in a very short time period.

- S C

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I had to have all 4 of my wisdom teeth extracted, I was put under general anesthesia, I was only under for 20 minutes and they got all 4 of my wisdom teeth out. I would recommend this place to anyone that is need of oral surgery! They make you comfortable and they are easy to talk to, giving you all the information you need!

- Kaitlyn G

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The last of my three boys will be having his wisdom teeth removed this week. Dr. Madion is an excellent surgeon and we have always been extremely pleased with the care our son's have received at Grand Traverse Oral Surgery. The office staff is wonderful and efficient as well as understanding and compassionate. We feel privileged to have had our children receive such excellent care from Dr. Madion and his staff.

- Linda B

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Dr. Olsen and his assistants were friendly, explained everything well, and made me feel more relaxed than expected. Almost no swelling or pain afterwards. Highly recommend this office.

- Kyle L

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Excellent!! Thank you guys for making this ”supposed to be” awful experience GREAT for me and smooth, Dr Madion was so kind as well as his assistant Kyle, I didn’t even feel a thing afterwards it’s like nothing had happened at all. 100% recommended 🙂

- Greece M

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Dr Wayne Olsen made me feel very at ease. He seems to be a very caring person and I am grateful that I had him. I was very impressed that he call me himself the next day to see how I was feeling. The staff is great. Thanks again Dr. Olsen. I will not forget your kindness. Marsha

- Marsha T

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