Oral maxillofacial surgery treats underlying conditions, diseases and injuries that cause functional and esthetic problems in the mouth, teeth and jaw, thereby restoring normal function, health and appearance to these areas. Town Center Dentistry is the dental practice that San Diego patients trust for tooth extraction, wisdom tooth removal, dental implants, TMJ pain relief and other issues. While other dental practices will need to refer you to a specialist for treatment, our team consists of highly trained and skilled dental experts who are knowledgeable and equipped with the necessary diagnostic and treatment tools to treat you immediately. Read on to learn about the oral surgery procedures we offer.

What Does Oral Surgery Treat?

Oral surgery can treat a variety of issues, including:

  • Missing teeth
  • Impacted teeth
  • TMJ-related pain
  • Injuries and trauma to the mouth, teeth and jaw
  • Conditions requiring tooth extraction
  • Bite problems, including jaw misalignment

Treatments We Offer

Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is the removal of a significantly decayed tooth that cannot be restored back to health, an impacted tooth or wisdom tooth that does not have enough room to properly grow in the mouth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The implants bond with the jawbone, providing long-lasting support and stability for artificial teeth (either a crown, bridge or dentures) that replace natural teeth. Town Center Dentistry’s Drs. Eric Driver and Thomas Gonzales are leading dental implant specialists who are highly trained and has extensive experience performing various dental implant techniques. They have both performed thousands of successful implant surgeries including the All-in-4 implant procedure, which Dr. Gonzales has helped pioneer.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a procedure used when a patient does not have enough bone structure to support an implant due to previous extractions, gum disease or injury. The bone tissue is obtained from a tissue bank or from the patient’s own jaw bone.

Endodontic Surgery

Endodontic surgery refers to a group of procedures that treat damaged tooth roots and any surrounding bone that may also be damaged. The most common endodontic surgery is root canal treatment, in which an infected pulp tissue from the interior tooth is removed in order to save the tooth. Town Center Dentistry’s Dr. Kimberly McLachlan is a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and is one of the most prominent root canal specialists in San Diego. She has performed thousands of cases successfully.

Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery is needed when the upper and lower jaws do not meet correctly, creating a misaligned jaw. Patients who can benefit from corrective jaw surgery are those with an excessive overbite or protruding jaw, or who suffer from chronic TMJ pain, difficulty chewing or biting, or speech problems due to a misaligned bite.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Dental Specialists

At Town Center Dentistry, you can rest assured you are in good hands with our dental specialists. To learn more about the oral surgery options we offer, please schedule an appointment with one of our dental specialists. Call Town Center Dentistry at (858) 521-0000.