Surgical Procedures

Wisdom Teeth | Tooth Extractions

Sedation Dentistry

Why Do I Need Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery is often used to extract teeth, repair fractured jaws, broken facial bones, bone grafting, wisdom teeth removal, lesion biopsy and full-mouth reconstruction. Probably the most common oral surgery process, wisdom teeth removal, is a surgical process that our board certified dental physician team deals with daily.

At South Coast Metro Center for Dentistry & Implants in Orange County, CA, it is our number one priority to deliver the most comfortable and effective treatment possible for all of our patients. You'll receive individualized care based on your specific oral health needs. Our board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Junil Ahn, DDS, MD strives to offer every single patient the highest level of specialized care. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are unique among dental specialists in a number of ways. After completing four years of dental school, they go on to spend another four years in a hospital-based residency program for surgery. There, they are trained alongside other medical residents in the techniques

of emergency medicine, general surgery and anesthesiology. In fact, they are the only health care specialists (aside from anesthesiologists) who can administer all levels of sedation, up to general anesthesia.

Surgical Procedures:

  • Wisdom Teeth and Impacted Tooth Extraction

  • Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) - misaligned bite, birth defect or abnormality, etc.

  • TMJ caused by arthritis, genetics, excessive teeth grinding, oral injury and use of certain drugs

  • Cleft lip and soft palate

  • Reconstructive

  • Bone Grafting

At South Coast Metro Center for Dentistry & Implants, our board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons work together as a team securing the best results for our patients. Schedule your consultation.

I Think I Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Pulled

In some cases, it may be determined that removing a tooth is the best way to preserve a patients oral health. If a tooth is too damaged or causing major problems to other teeth, then it must be extracted. The most common extraction is wisdom teeth removal.


There is no “correct age” for wisdom tooth removal. Some people get their wisdom teeth removed at a young age, while some others get them in adulthood. The average mouth has inadequate room for third molars, also known as wisdom teeth. Because of this problem, wisdom teeth usually are not able to erupt properly into the mouth.


If your wisdom teeth need to be remove, it would be better to take them out younger because the healing process would be a bit quicker. If you’re in your 40s with all your wisdom teeth and they cause no oral health complications, taking them out is not necessary. If you’re unsure, you should schedule an appointment to get a proper wisdom tooth examination and treatment plan.

At SCM Dentistry our Board Certified Oral Surgeon, Dr. Junil Ahn, handles the removal of wisdom teeth. The process for removing a patient's wisdom teeth is typically more intensive than most other procedures. We offer various forms of sedation to help ensure that the process is as easy for the patient as possible. Sedation may include; oral sedation, laughing gas, IV sedation and local anesthesia.

Contact our board certified extraction specialists today 714.942.2447 to schedule your appointment.


I Don't Want to Feel Any Pain During My Treatment, What Can You Do?


Many people avoid dental treatment simply because of fear or anxiety. Other people may associate dental treatment with high levels of discomfort. To overcome these issues, dental sedation can be provided to make it easier for patients to receive dental treatment and allow our experts to focus solely on providing the best treatment possible.

At South Coast Metro Center for Dentistry & Implants, we provide different types of dental sedation depending on the intensity of the procedure and the needs of the patient. We may provide sedation for anything from routine dental cleanings to full oral surgery. We always monitor the process very closely so that the patient is kept completely safe during the procedure.

Sedation offerings:

  • Oral Sedation

  • Local Anesthesia

  • Laughing Gas

  • IV Sedation

Most patients find that sedation does an excellent job of keeping them comfortable and stress-free during dental treatment. If you have any additional questions, please contact our friendly and highly-qualified team of dental experts 714.942.2447.