As an experienced and dedicated dentist in the Mission District, CA, Dr. Lukman provides patients with the latest advances in oral surgery by helping patients address an array of issues for better oral health.
Oral surgery includes all the special procedures used to address more complex issues that typically occur beneath the gum or on the interior of the tooth. Oral Surgery includes procedures used to rebuild the mouth structures following trauma or surgery as well as complex extractions like wisdom teeth extractions and extractions of teeth that have become impacted (“stuck” under neighboring teeth). Gum and bone grafting procedures and dental implant placements are also types of oral surgery.
Obviously, if your wisdom teeth have come in crooked, are impacted or decayed, or otherwise cause symptoms, they should be removed. But even when wisdom teeth aren't causing symptoms, having them removed can be a wise move in proactive care. That's because wisdom teeth are located very far back in the jaw, making them extremely difficult to keep clean. As a result, bacteria and tartar are far more likely to collect and cause decay and infection which can wind up affecting other teeth as well as your gums. Having wisdom teeth removed before these conditions occur makes it easier to keep your remaining teeth and gums clean and healthy and can reduce your risk of serious decay and disease in the future.
That depends on the type of surgery being performed. Some types of oral surgery may be able to be completed using local anesthetics without the need for more advanced anesthetic techniques. Other procedures may benefit from having you in a more relaxed state, using oral sedation or IV sedation. You'll be able to discuss all these options prior to your treatment so you can feel confident in the approach that's used in your case.
"Highly recommend Dr. Lukman and his crew. Dr. Lukman is very knowledgeable and explains everything in detail. Plus he does braces and Invisalign."
"He's incredibly skilled at what he does, and has a great sense of humor that puts even the most challenging patients at ease."
"They take special care to be very gentle and to explain what they are doing. I also really like that at each step they make sure if I am comfortable."
"I opted to get invisalign (Dr. Lukman also does braces!) I only needed a few adjustments so mine only took a few months. Now my teeth look great!"
"You won't get a better dentist than Dr. Lukman...his suggestions on future dental care were practical and worthwhile...convenient location and efficient staff too."
"Dr. Lukman and his staff are incredible. They are very friendly and personable. The offices are clean and private...I highly highly recommend them."
"Dr. Lukman and his staff are amazing! I had been looking for a great dentist in the city and finally found one. I highly recommend this dental office."
"I've been going to Dr Lukman for a few years now and have always had a good experience. His staff is great and he himself has been very helpful and knowledgeable."
"Dr. Lukman performs high quality work, and he was very gentle and friendly. My entire experience with him and staff was great. I'll be recommending him to my friends."
"Honest and forthright. Erick gives great personalized service. Staff is welcoming. He was able to accommodate my shifting schedule."
"Dr Lukman and his assistant were both very kind and patient. They took the time to explain the procedures...Overall, it was a great visit."
"Dr Lukman is professional, attentive, polite and very friendly. The staff is extremely friendly and approachable...Highly recommend to anyone needing a new dentist."
"Dr. Lukman's office is welcoming, has friendly and professional employees with a sense of humor and they do good work. I highly recommend them to anyone!"
"This place has treated me as a friend and that's always the best. They make sure you have what you need for your teeth to feel and look better."