Oral Surgery Del Mar, Carmel Valley & SAN DIEGO
Torrey Pines Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Serving North San Diego County Since 1977
Call us, or use our contact form at the bottom of the page, for answers to any of your questions concerning oral surgery.
Oral Surgeon Carmel Valley & San Diego, CA
Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires many additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school in a hospital based ADA accredited Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Drs. Sidal and Phillips manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, oral and facial regions.
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
Dental Implants Carmel Valley & SAN DIEGO, CA
Dental implants help preserve facial structure, preserve bone from deterioration that occurs after teeth are removed, and prevent overload damage to adjacent teeth. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence, knowing that replacement teeth placed on the dental implants will look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Learn more about dental implants by visiting our dental implants page.
Wisdom Teeth Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.
By the age of 18, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canines, and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth (molar teeth) are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing. The average mouth can only accommodate 28 teeth. It can be painful when the last four of the 32 teeth try to erupt into jaws that only have room for 28 teeth. These four molars that are the last to erupt, are called third molars or “wisdom teeth.”