Anesthesia is an important part of every oral surgery procedure. And thankfully, we have a wide spectrum of choices available to us today. We can block pain, calm your nerves, and even give you a restful sleep if you want while we work through your procedure. Oral surgeons are trained and qualified in all types of anesthesia, from local to general and everything in between. We spend at least four years in residency in a hospital learning how to evaluate, deliver and monitor patients under anesthesia. Your safety and comfort is our priority.
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop and appear in your mouth. They come in between the ages of 17 and 25, a time of life that has been called the "Age of Wisdom."
Missing a tooth isn’t just bad for your looks; it can be bad for your health as well! Healthy teeth play an important role in the body from head to toe. When you are missing one, your jawbone deteriorates, your self-esteem suffers and so does your diet, which negatively affects the health of your entire body. Dental implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth and are widely recognized as the best replacement method.
A native of Texas, Dr. O'Shell grew up in Beaumont.
Dr. Vuu was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and came to America when he was 2 years old.
Dr. Chris Dauterive grew up in Katy, Texas. He attended St. Thomas High School and received his college degree from the University of St. Thomas in Houston.
Undergraduate: McGill University (2006) Dental School: Columbia University (2011) Medical School: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (2013)
Dr. Wuertz is a native of San Antonio, Texas and completed her Doctorate in 1992 from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry in San Antonio.