John W. Schulz, D.D.S. - San FranciscoOral Surgery
Quality Oral Surgery
Tooth extractions are the most common procedure performed by oral surgeons. Besides the extraction of teeth, many other types of surgical procedures may be needed to ensure health and provide a suitable restoration for a healthy dentition. We evaluate each patient on a case-by-case basis and from there, we will determine the best quality treatment options available to you.
When the extraction of a tooth is required an incision in the gums is made, the tooth is removed, and the area is stitched up and is allowed to heal.
The problems involving your wisdom teeth may be caused by the size of your jaw and/or by how crowded your teeth are. Common warning symptoms that there is an un-natural problem in the development of your wisdom teeth could be pain and swelling.
Bone grafting is commonly performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to replace or augment bone in areas of tooth loss. Bone grafting to the jaws and facial structures may be necessary in a wide variety of scenarios.
A gum lift or crown lengthening may be performed to create a more even gum line. Patients with a gummy smile can quickly and safely have unwanted tissue removed, thus exposing more tooth to shape a more attractive smile.
The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer.
There are some things you need to do before and after oral surgery. We have provided pre and post surgery instructions for you to follow here.