Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face and jaws.
As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, our doctors manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.
Our San Francisco Dental Team is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) Sedation and outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.
WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL SAN FRANCISCO
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow in the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this is rare. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they can’t properly grow. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone.
These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems and pain. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The pressure from the erupting wisdom teeth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. Removal of wisdom teeth allows you to avoid these problems. The sooner they are removed, the easier the procedure is for both patient and surgeon.