Oral Surgery Hawaii offers the full range of oral surgery procedures from our offices in Honolulu, HI, and Aiea, HI. Our surgeons, Dr. Craig Yamamoto and Dr. Blake Kitamura, are both licensed oral and maxillofacial surgeons with years of experience. When you come to our practice, our number one priority is to treat patients with integrity and care. Our entire staff strives to ensure that each patient leaves our practice with excellent results from their treatment.
Both of our offices are fitted with state-of-the-art surgical and diagnostic tools so that every procedure goes as smoothly as possible. Our oral surgeons are experts at dental implant procedures, wisdom teeth removals, facial surgeries, dental extractions, and more. To learn more about our practice or the procedures we offer, feel free to review the information on this website and give us a call if you have any questions. One of our staff members will be happy to help you.
Dental implants give patients a strong foundation for their permanent, natural-looking replacement teeth. Rather than dealing with removable prostheses, such as partial dentures, dental implants allow patients to eat the foods they love knowing that their replacement teeth are just as strong as their healthy natural teeth. With dental implants, you can smile confidently knowing that your replacement teeth (also known as crowns) look and feel just like a natural smile.
If you are suffering from missing or failing teeth, dental implants can change your life. Dental implants have one of the highest success rates of any tooth replacement option (over 98%), and the oral surgeons at Oral Surgery Hawaii have years of experience performing dental implant procedures. You can rest assured that your procedure will be performed with the most advanced and reliable tools and techniques available when you come to our practice. For more information, feel free to contact our office, and one of our staff members will gladly assist you.
At Oral Surgery Hawaii, our oral surgeons perform hundreds of wisdom teeth removals each year at our offices in Honolulu, HI, and Aiea, HI. Wisdom teeth are the last set of adult teeth to develop. They erupt behind your second molars usually between ages 17 and 25, although, in some cases, they can come in earlier or later. If your wisdom teeth grow in without threatening the health of your surrounding teeth or gum tissue, they may not have to be removed. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth have a tendency to grow in sideways and become trapped beneath the gums. When this occurs, removal is the best option to prevent painful infections or damage to your adjacent teeth.
Impacted wisdom teeth become trapped beneath the gums or only partially emerge. Bacteria and germs tend to collect in the pockets created by the partial opening in the gums, creating a high risk for infections and cyst formation. Luckily, it’s easy to prevent impacted wisdom teeth by having regular dental visits twice a year. A dental professional will be able to determine whether or not your wisdom teeth might cause problems before any complications arise. If your wisdom teeth are already impacted, our skilled oral surgeons can extract them to prevent any further damage or discomfort.
Smiling, eating, and speaking can become difficult for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth. It isn't always easy to find the right tooth replacement option for an entire upper or lower row of teeth; dentures can slip or become uncomfortable after years of wear, and replacing an entire smile with individual dental implants can be time-consuming and costly. Recent advances in dental implant technology have made it possible to replace an entire arch of teeth in one efficient, cost-effective procedure.
Our oral surgeons offer full-arch restoration at our offices in Honolulu, HI, and Aiea, HI. This revolutionary procedure allows patients to come into the office and leave with a functional full set of teeth after about an hour-long procedure. Your oral surgeon will work with your restorative dentist to place a custom-made set of replacement teeth. Unlike regular dentures, your prosthesis will be permanent and secure, allowing you to eat virtually whatever you want. The full-arch restoration procedure uses advanced surgical techniques that reduce swelling and discomfort, resulting in a faster healing time than most dental implant procedures. This means that you will be able to use your new teeth sooner and return to your normal schedule after a much briefer recovery period — usually just a few days!
Dental Implants | Wisdom Teeth Removal