Our mission is to provide the best possible care for our patients available anywhere. Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, oral surgery can be performed the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide oral surgery treatment on another day. Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
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.
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown.
Dr. Glenn Maron received his DDS from Emory University school of Dentistry in 1986, followed by five years of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Emory University and affiliated hospitals.
Dr. Amy Kuhmichel grew up in Houston, Texas. She did her undergraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University and graduated with honors.
Hari K. Digumarthi, DMD, MD, is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and an Atlanta native.