COVID-19 (Coronavirus) NOTICE

Information About the Coronavirus

At Center for Oral & Facial Surgery, we are committed to your safety, the safety of our staff and the community at large. We want to let you know the steps we are taking to alleviate your concerns and help prevent the spread of the coronavirus(COVID-19).  We have equipped every consultation and surgery room with state of the art air purifiers that continuously filter the air down to 0.003 microns.  We sanitize and sterilize our offices between every patient and continue to maintain social distancing and facial covering guidelines.

We will continue to monitor the latest information from local, state and national officials to insure our precautionary measures are following their recommendations. In the meantime, you can take steps to prevent the spread of this virus.

  • Wash your hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Maintain a 6 foot distance between anyone who is coughing/sneezing

If you have a cough, fever or shortness of breath, contact your primary doctor for evaluation. We are confident that working together, we will get through this and we join you in care and concern for all those that have been affected by this virus.

Oral and Facial Surgery in San Diego, CA

Throughout the San Diego County, the Center for Oral and Facial Surgery is the trusted name that stands for excellence and quality care. Established in 1927, we are the oldest and largest practice in the area. With locations in San Diego and El Cajon, CA, we represent the pinnacle of professional medical care in oral and facial surgery. Whether you need dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, or another of our many procedures, you are in the capable hands of our experienced, trustworthy surgeons. Take a moment to meet our team and browse the procedures we offer.

Our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) is a branch of surgery specializing in treating and diagnosing injuries and diseases located in hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) regions. This form of surgery requires as much as 6 additional years of both hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training, after graduating from dental school. Our OMS surgeons are trained in both medicine and dentistry, so they can expertly treat many oral issues, such as impacted teeth and facial trauma, as well as different benign pathologies. This includes techniques that can help rebuild bone structure with as little surgical intervention as necessary, all while providing maximum patient comfort. Working alongside our Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. James R. Eckstein, Dr. Brian K. Oleksy,  Dr. Derek J. Havas and Dr. Justin R. Messina, is a team fully trained in assisting with IV sedation and outpatient general anesthesia. Of course, this all takes place in our modern, state-of-the-art facilities, where patients are monitored during and after all surgical procedures.

Oral and Facial Surgery Procedures

For patients who suffer from gum disease or tooth decay, we offer dental implants to restore your smile and take care of serious oral health issues such as advanced periodontal disease, that function exactly as natural teeth. With the latest advances in technology, you will be able to eat virtually anything while smiling with confidence, since your new teeth will look completely natural and keep your facial contours preserved. Other benefits from our varied dental implant procedures include improved oral health and speech, as well as durability, since dental implants generally last a lifetime.

In the event a patient does not quality for dental implant placement, bone grafting is an alternative. We offer major and minor bone grafting to repair jaw defects, as well as various other procedures such as a sinus lift or ridge expansion. Bone grafting may be done after teeth removal, dental implants, or may simply be necessary if you have lost teeth and your jaw condition is not in optimal shape (which often contributes to the appearance of premature aging.) This procedure helps us to preserve the shape and strength of your jawbone and can also increase the possibility of your having an implant or denture placement in the future. In addition to that, bone grafting will prevent your mouth from shrinking over time.

If patients suffer from impacted teeth, we can perform wisdom teeth removal, a procedure that takes under one hour. A very common procedure, wisdom teeth must often be removed once they emerge and are retained. Without removing them, you may suffer from tooth decay, gum disease, and orofacial pain. If you have a wisdom tooth extraction, we will remove all parts of your wisdom teeth, including the roots. Once they have been removed, you will suffer from less oral and facial discomfort, have a decreased risk of oral disease, and have fewer headaches (if you were suffering from them when your wisdom teeth started to emerge.)

We also provide impacted tooth surgery for teeth that cannot erupt. This can lead to severely painful infections if your tooth remains stuck in your jaw, which may then require a tooth extraction. However, we will do whatever possible to aid eruption to avoid impacted tooth surgery.

For patients who have suffered facial trauma, we can treat various injuries such as knocked-out teeth, fractured jaws, and facial lacerations.

Finally, for patients seeking a more cosmetic procedure, we offer BOTOX®, which provides dramatic results that can reverse common aging effects, such as lines and wrinkles. Since our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained not only in dentistry, but also medicine, they are intricately familiar with many aspects of the face. This makes our team prime candidates to ensure you have a truly natural and successful nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. For more detailed information about our San Diego procedures, please visit our Procedures page.

What Sets Us Apart?

With over 90 years of experience under our belt, we are uniquely qualified to offer San Diego residents the services they most need. We only utilize the latest, most advanced techniques and technology available, and rely on evidence-based care to provide the most efficient, pleasant experience possible, all while ensuring our patients receive excellent care. Our entire professional staff is highly qualified and extremely caring, which dramatically improves our patients stays. With unparalleled customer service, we seek to make sure the patient is always first. Most importantly, we work tirelessly with our customers to ensure our oral and facial surgery procedures are as affordable as possible, all without sacrificing quality.

Our OMS surgeons are passionate about working closely with their patients, transforming their lives for the better. We do this by offering personalized solutions tailored to each and every one of our patients, since no two patients are the same. By starting with an in-depth, one-on-one consultation, we are able to build healthy, lasting patient relationships. No matter your concern, we look forward to hearing it and will do our very best to accommodate your needs. See for yourself how we stand out by scheduling an appointment today. We look forward to treating you!

Call (619) 299-3320 to book an appointment today.