Our experienced dentists may recommend an oral surgery procedure if a more conservative treatment option cannot fully meet your needs. By providing you with a surgical treatment, we can help you regain full oral health and function so you can once again enjoy a healthy mouth and smile.

What is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery is a specialized branch of dentistry focused on diagnosing and surgically treating diseases, injuries and defects of the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth and jaws. It encompasses a wide range of procedures aimed at addressing various dental and maxillofacial issues, enhancing not only oral health but also the overall quality of life for patients.

When is Oral Surgery Recommended?

Oral surgery is recommended for various conditions that cannot be adequately addressed through less invasive treatment options. These conditions may include:

  • Impacted teeth, such as wisdom teeth that have not properly emerged through the gums.
  • Severe tooth decay or damage which requires tooth extraction.
  • Missing teeth, requiring the placement of dental implants.
  • Jaw-related disorders, requiring jaw surgery to resolve.
  • Facial injuries which require surgery to fully treat.

Common Oral Surgery Procedures

Common oral surgery procedures include:

  • Tooth extractions: these are often necessary when a tooth is too damaged or decayed to be saved or when wisdom teeth are impacted.
  • Dental implant placement: this procedure involves the placement of a metal post into the jawbone to serve as a stable anchor for a replacement tooth, offering a long-term solution for missing teeth.
  • Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery): this is performed to correct a range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities, such as the misalignment of jaws and teeth, to improve chewing, speaking and breathing. 

Contact Us

Contact Financial District Dentistry today at 415-399-9999 for more information about oral surgery in San Francisco, California, and to schedule a consultation with our skilled dentists. We are committed to helping you enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles!