The need for oral surgery is quite common: think about how many people need their wisdom teeth removed. Wisdom teeth removal is a form of oral surgery in San Francisco and it requires an expert surgeon to undertake it properly. It has to be done with extreme care because it is quite possible to damage nerves if you are not an expert.
Wisdom teeth are our third molars and they are the very last teeth to erupt in the mouth. Sometimes there is enough room for them to grow perfectly normally, in which case it is not necessary to remove them, but in the case of most people, there is not enough room. What then happens is that those wisdom teeth will do anything they can in order to erupt.
This can mean that they push other perfectly good teeth out of their way, causing misalignment. They may grow sideways. They may partially erupt, and if this happens there is often an opening around the tooth that becomes home to bacteria causing, pain and swelling. They may get stuck beneath the gum and bone. In the worst cases, there may be tumors that grow. All of these are reasons for the need for oral surgery in San Francisco.
A Leading San Francisco Oral Surgeon
Our Dr. Alex Rabinovich is a leading San Francisco oral surgeon and can undertake an evaluation of your wisdom teeth for you free of charge. He can carry out an examination of your wisdom teeth and see if there are any current problems. Perhaps more importantly, he will be able to predict if there will be any problems as the teeth erupt further, even though they are not causing problems at the moment. If this is the case, it is best to have the wisdom teeth removed now, rather than let them continue and cause problems later on.
Wisdom teeth removal is an outpatient form of oral surgery in San Francisco and can be carried out under a local anesthetic, laughing gas, or a general anesthetic in the office here. It is not a very lengthy surgery, usually being performed in under an hour. When the teeth have been removed, the gums will be sutured and you will need to rest for a short while in the office until you are ready to be taken home. You need someone to take you, as you must not drive yourself.
In order to make an appointment for a free consult with Dr. Rabinovich, just click on the Contact Us link at the top of the page or call the office on (415) 817-9991.