OC Oral Surgery

OC Oral Surgery - Oral surgeon in Aliso Viejo, CA
15 Mareblu #300, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Closes at 5:00pm
Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday8:00am - 5:00pm

When you visit OC Oral Surgery, you can expect individualized care based on your specific oral health needs. Restoring your oral health, function, and facial aesthetic is our top priority. Dr. Junil Ahn, DDS, MD, and his entire team are dedicated to providing you with the compassionate patient care that you deserve.

If you are choosing an oral surgeon in the Orange County area, we know that patients want to find a surgical team that they feel comfortable with and know will provide exceptional care before proceeding with treatment. Dr. Ahn and his highly skilled surgical and office staff are a qualified, caring, and experienced oral surgery team who understand the uncertainty, worry, and stress that any oral surgery procedure may cause a patient. The OC Oral Surgery team wants to provide accessible solutions to your complex oral health problems through a wide range of services to fit your needs.

With an office location in Aliso Viejo, CA, we have the pleasure of serving the entire Orange County area with outstanding oral surgical care to patients of all ages. We take pride in providing the treatment you need to maintain your healthy and vibrant smile.

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to develop in the mouth. The average mouth doesnt have enough room for an extra set of molars, which often causes these teeth to try and push their way through the gums. Wisdom teeths roots are unpredictable, which poses a threat to nearby teeth, roots, and nerves. In general, most people develop between one and four wisdom teeth, while others develop more than four. Some never develop any at all!

We recommend removing wisdom teeth during the mid to late teen years, as this is when these troublesome molars typically develop. Some people develop them well into their 20s. Make sure you attend routine visits with your dentist, who will take X-rays and images of your face and mouth to track the development of your wisdom teeth.

It is very rare that wisdom teeth develop properly and do not cause any problems. Many people suspect the eruption of their wisdom teeth when they start to feel pain or swelling toward the back of their mouth. However, its important to know that wisdom teeth may not cause any symptoms at all and still be recommended for removal.

  • On the day of your surgery, your doctor will administer the chosen form of anesthesia. Many patients undergo IV sedation, which allows them to sleep comfortably and wake up when the procedure is over. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, your doctor will make small incisions in the gums to expose the wisdom teeth. If a wisdom tooth is visible above the gum line, it may be removed using forceps. When all of the wisdom teeth have been removed, the incisions will be stitched closed, and you will rest comfortably in our office until the anesthesia has worn off.
  • Your recovery begins as soon as your procedure ends, and the post-operative instructions that we provide you with will guide you through a smooth and speedy recovery. You should expect to rest for the remainder of the day; depending on the extent of your surgery, most patients return to their normal routines within 1 week.
  • Many people wonder how much it will cost to have their wisdom teeth removed. The price varies depending on the number of teeth that need to be extracted, the choice of anesthesia, and the details of your insurance coverage. You can contact our office for an accurate price estimate, and our helpful and welcoming staff will do everything possible to try to maximize your insurance reimbursement.

    Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure performed in our state-of-the-art practice in Aliso Viejo, CA. Oral surgeons are trained in the safe administration of IV sedation, and Drs. Ahn and Rayher have undergone extensive training in sedation techniques and patient safety procedures. By getting your wisdom teeth removed, you are taking the initiative toward protecting your future oral health.

    Dr. Junil Ahn is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is both a licensed dentist and physician. He has extensive experience in all facets of oral and maxillofacial surgery, anesthesia, and dental implant-related surgery.

    He received his dental degree (DDS) from the prestigious University of California, San Francisco, where he graduated at the top of the class and was inducted into the Dental Honor Society. Dr. Ahn continued on to complete his medical degree (MD) at the University of California, Davis and received general anesthesia training. After completing a general surgery internship at UC San Francisco, Dr. Ahn went on to complete the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at UC San Francisco.

    Dr. Ahn is a continuing education provider and has given numerous lectures in topics of surgical dental implantology, oral surgery, oral pathology, and medicine. In addition, Dr. Ahn continues to advance his clinical knowledge with extensive continuing education courses in the latest surgical advances and techniques to bring the most up-to-date care for his patients. He is also a member of the Clinical Faculty at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine, where he has provided instruction to medical students during their training since 2016.

    Dr. Rayher is a San Francisco Bay Area native and grew up in Santa Rosa. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in bioengineering from the University of California at San Diego and was elected to the prestigious engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi. He is excited to continue to serve the community here in southern California through our practice.

    Moving back to the Bay Area for dental school, Dr. Rayher earned both Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees at the University of California at San Francisco. While a student, he was active in student government and served as the Student Body President of UCSF.

    Upon graduation, Dr. Rayher was inducted into the Alpha Omega International Honor Society, which is reserved only for dental graduates who rank number one in their class. He was also inducted to the exclusive Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Fraternity.

    After obtaining his degrees at UCSF, he continued his training at the UCSF Medical Center, the San Francisco VA Hospital, and the San Francisco General Hospital where he learned firsthand from some of the most renowned doctors in the country. He earned a specialty certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery, which included formal training in general surgery, microneurosurgery, and anesthesia. Dr. Rayher is licensed to practice both dentistry and medicine and holds California state specialty permits in oral and maxillofacial surgery and general anesthesia.

    After completing his training, Dr. Rayher was appointed Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF and teaches in the dental school once a week. He currently maintains a private practice at Union Square Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in downtown San Francisco and practices here in Orange County at OC Oral Surgery with Dr. Ahn.

    Dr. Rayher is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition to this prestigious recognition, he is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and the Academy of Osseointegration.

    With his expertise in oral and maxillofacial surgery, medicine, and anesthesia, Dr. Rayher has particular interest in helping fearful and dental phobic patients, patients who need removal of impacted, diseased, painful or infected teeth, patients in need of jaw reconstruction with bone grafting, and patients who need replacement of missing teeth with dental implants.

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