Wisdom Teeth Removal in Tawas City, MI

Safe and Gentle Tooth Extraction

We perform some wisdom teeth extraction where necessary.

The last molars that develop on either side of your jaw are known as “wisdom teeth” because they normally make their appearance after a patient has grown, between the ages of 16 and 20. If wisdom teeth are well-positioned and healthy, they can be left alone with no risk and will function properly as part of your bite. Often, however, wisdom teeth require extraction.

When a wisdom tooth has no room in the jaw to emerge, it becomes what is known as “impacted”. With no space to move, the wisdom tooth may begin to move sideways in the jaw, emerge only part way, or become completely trapped, leading to pain, possible infection, and even damage to other teeth. When impaction occurs, extraction is recommended.

Luckily, wisdom tooth extraction is a routine procedure, commonly and safely performed. Dr. Johnson uses either local anesthetic or IV sedation to remove the teeth and stitch the gums. Some pain and swelling are normal, but most patients recover within a few days. For those that take longer to heal, Dr. Johnson will provide follow-up care.

At Tawas Bay Dental, you can feel confident about trusting us with your wisdom teeth — it’s the smart thing to do!

If you need more information about Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Tawas City, contact us today.

Tawas Bay Dental

508 East M-55
Tawas City, MI 48763

Office Hours

9am-1pm *Accounting office open

Patient Reviews

We are so very lucky Dr. Johnson and his staff took my husband as an emergency patient. We were in Tawas on vacation and was told he needed immediate intensive dental work. The staff were so kind and supportive to both him and to me. It could have been a horrible experience, but due to their professional yet supportive attention to us it truly was not. Everyone went above and beyond to help us both through it. Thank you to Tawas Bay Dental – I highly recommend for anyone and everyone to go to you!


I was at our cottage in Tawas on a Thursday morning when I lost a large filling. Dr Johnson took me as an emergency patient. I had called about 6 other offices and no one would even look at me. He did a very nice and painless filling. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I would defiantly go back to this office.