Dr. Suzin Um and the professional team at Lake Forest Oral Surgery are committed to continually providing you with the highest standard of advanced surgical care in a comfortable and caring environment.
As a highly trained oral surgeon, Dr. Um completed four years of training beyond dental school. During her training, she served as chief resident at prestigious medical centers in the New York metropolitan area including Montefiore Medical Center and Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Dr. Um relocated to the San Francisco area and now shares the benefits of her training and expertise with patients in Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Irvine, Mission Viejo and surrounding areas.
Comfortable, Personalized Care
When you become a patient at Lake Forest Oral Surgery, you can expect to be treated with kindness and respect for your unique needs. Dr. Um will get to know you so she can approach your treatment in a way that best fits your needs.
You can be confident that whatever procedure we recommend will be as conservative and minimally invasive as possible. The result of this approach is predictable results, greater comfort, and shorter recovery time.
Some of the Services We Provide
Dr. Um is trained and qualified to provide comprehensive advanced dental surgery. Here are just a few of the procedures she performs, but we hope you'll visit the rest of our site for detailed information on all the treatments we offer.
Over the last several decades, dental implants have become the gold standard for tooth replacement. Dr. Um uses state-of-the-art imaging to plan optimal implant placement with a high success rate.
Have you been told that there's not enough bone in your jaw to support an implant? Please come to us for a second opinion! The chances are that Dr. Um can use grafting to augment bone in your jaw. She uses cutting-edge bone grafting techniques that include using stem cell technology to improve success rates.
There are several reasons why we would recommend removal of a tooth. In some cases, wisdom teeth or canine teeth require extraction because they are impacted or have erupted at an odd angle. Extraction is also indicated in cases of extra (supernumerary) teeth.
Oral Surgery and Women's Health
We understand that women have unique oral health concerns at every stage of life. Many of these concerns require the expertise of a dedicated oral surgeon like Dr. Um. Whether you're pregnant or breastfeeding or are an older woman who is dealing with the effects of osteoporosis, she will take your unique needs into account.
For certain procedures like bone grafting, Dr. Um will recommend office-based IV sedation. Others, like a fractured jaw or TMJ surgery demand general anesthesia, delivered safely in a hospital setting. Others like simple surgeries or implant placement can be performed comfortably by administering nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and local anesthesia.
Dr. Um will work with you to identify the type of sedation that is most appropriate for you.
Sleep Apnea and TMD
Both conditions require accurate diagnoses to provide appropriate treatment. Dr. Um will work with you to pinpoint the source of your condition and recommend surgical procedures that will provide the relief you need.
Please Call to Schedule a Consultation
All these procedures require the training and expertise of a board-certified oral surgeon like Dr. Um. Please use our online scheduling form or call our Foothill Ranch office at (949) 203-3177 to arrange your consultation.