Oral Surgery: Washington DC
The Washington Institute for Mouth, Face, and Jaw Surgery is devoted to providing the highest quality oral surgery care for patients in Washington, D.C. Directed by Dr. Steven A. Guttenberg, board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, the Institute also provides professional education for doctors and students who come from around the world to train and observe.
Dr. Guttenberg was awarded the
“Outstanding Surgical Attending” at Washington Hospital Center.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery requires up to six additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training. Oral Surgeon, Dr. Steven A Guttenberg, manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, face and jaw. Dr. Guttenberg practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from cosmetic facial surgery to corrective jaw surgery and wisdom tooth removal. He can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries and TMJ disorders, and performs a full range of dental implant procedures.
Dental Implants Washington DC
Dental implants are used to replace lost or missing teeth. Dr. Guttenberg has placed over 17,000 implants in the course of his 47+ years as a dentist. The high success rate of the dental implants placed is continually scrutinized by Dr. Guttenberg. Many factors are evaluated including the following:
- The number of dental implants placed and how long they have been in the jaws
- The average period of follow-up after dental implant placement
- The location of the dental implants (upper or lower jaw)
- The length and width of the dental implants
Dental Implant Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Washington DC
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth, usually around the time we turn 18 years of age. Historically this was considered the ‘Age of Wisdom’. When they align properly, and gum tissue is healthy and the wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. It is necessary to remove wisdom teeth when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth.
Poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many overall health problems. Early removal of wisdom teeth is recommended to avoid any future problems, such as the formation of cysts and tumors, and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.