SF Oral Surgery - Oral Surgeons - 219 Clement St, Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA

SF Oral Surgery   - Oral Surgeons - 219 Clement St, Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA
6/29/2016

I was referred to Dr Yang by my local dentist (Dr. Wong FTW) after suffering from a moderately serious ski accident over Memorial Day Weekend. Long story short (and not to get too gruesome), two of my front teeth moved significantly after the accident. After seeing Dr. Wong, she called Dr. Yang and they managed to squeeze me in the following day. They made me feel calm and educated me about the procedure and talked me through it the entire time. I was extremely concerned about my teeth not being able to return to its original state (b/c after 6 years of braces, you want your teeth to remain perfect!) but Dr. Yang did an amazing job moving them back and securing them with splints for 4 weeks. I had an incident 2 weeks in where the splints were coming off and I was able to see Dr. Chan and have him look at it. I wouldn't have gone to SF Oral Surgery without my accident but I'm glad they were so on top of it and understood the urgency of the situation.

Comment from Michael C. of SF Oral Surgery Business Owner 7/18/2016 Hi Angela, thank you for leaving us a review! Hearing about your experience makes what we do feel… Hi Angela, thank you for leaving us a review! Hearing about your experience makes what we do feel very rewarding, and we're happy to hear that you were able to preserve the time you invested in your braces. We hope that you have recovered without any trouble and are doing well. Again, thank you, Angela! Take care. Read more 7/26/2016

Called with a referral for wisdom teeth extraction and had a fairly unpleasant experience.I have actually met with Dr. Michael Chan previously and found him to be very professional and nice, so it was unfortunate that when I was finally ready to schedule my extraction, I was met with such...odd behavior from the receptionist.First, she said she couldn't schedule me for a consultation for 2 months. I understand that schedules are booked, but this is a bit much for me to understand...for 2 months, there isn't a single slot available for a consult? Then, after not scheduling me for a consult, she tried to get me to book an appointment for the extraction itself. I didn't understand how she could schedule an extraction...but not a consult.Anyways. After making it clear that I work Thursdays and Fridays, she kept suggesting Thursday/Friday appointments...! I found it a bit rude to be honest and decided to end the call right then and there.It's unfortunate. William Chan actually did most of the wisdom teeth extractions in my family. Michael Chan is also acquainted with members of my family who are dentists. I have nothing but respect for them.

Comment from Michael C. of SF Oral Surgery Business Owner 8/26/2016 Hi Elaine, I apologize for the miscommunication and frustration you faced. Please call our office at… Hi Elaine, I apologize for the miscommunication and frustration you faced. Please call our office at your earliest convenience and ask to speak with Irene, our Practice Manager. I'd like to help resolve the issue you had. Thank you for your feedback, Elaine. I hope we are able to speak to you soon. Read more 9/7/2015

I was referred to Michael Chan by my dentist for wisdom teeth removal. I scheduled a consultation during Spring Break to discuss the wisdom teeth removal. The staff is so friendly and professional. Came in during my consultation, and they helped me take X-rays, and Dr. Chan came in the room to discuss the options I had for the surgery. Honestly, I hate blood, and I held this surgery off for a year..but I had to get this surgery done because of the pain my teeth was giving me. Dr. Chan made me feel at ease and answered all of my questions. Staff went over my payment options, after surgery procedures, and scheduled the day of my surgery.Day of surgery: Came in bright and early, and nervous as heck. I was already freaking out when I was sitting in the chair because I did not want an IV needle stuck in my arm for an hour. Dr. Chan and his assistant came in, and they let me know everything they were doing. I told them that I HATED needles, and Dr. Chan calmed me down. I didn't look when they inserted the needle. Moments later, I wake up with four less wisdom teeth. I was pretty drowsy, and the assistant walked me back to the car, and gave me plenty of gauzes.My sister had hers taken out the same day as well. Dr. Chan called us a couple days later to check up on us, and made sure everything was okay. Also came back in for a follow up to see if my stitches were healing okay.Overall, positive experience. I would recommend if you are looking for great service, friendly staff, and a great oral surgeon. Highly recommend!!

Comment from Michael C. of SF Oral Surgery Business Owner 9/16/2015 Hi Linda. Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! We truly appreciate the detailed… Hi Linda. Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! We truly appreciate the detailed account of your experience and are grateful that Dr. Michael Chan was able to ease your fears. It's nice to read that both you and your sister are doing well and healing nicely. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to give us a call. Thanks again Linda and please keep in touch. Read more 12/14/2015

I went to SF Oral Surgery and got Dr. Brian Yang for my upper wisdom teeth extraction. Started to look around SF for an oral surgeon after putting it off for several years. Great staff, prompt scheduling, and amazing thought in their service.Emily, the front-desk clerk/scheduler was very helpful with setting up an consultation appointment and getting the insurance information sorted out. They were very quick with getting an slot (a week from my first call). They even penciled in an appointment slot for the actual procedure.The consultation was quick, they took an X-ray, went through the procedure and any options for anesthesia (local vs full-body). A week after the consultation was the procedure, which was quick (~40mins for 2 teeth). Novocaine injections on both sides, pop pop, both teeth were out. They even let me keep the teeth! That night, I even got a follow-up call from Dr. Yang asking how I was doing and if I had any questions.A week after the procedure, I went in for a follow-up examination, to check if everything was healing well. I was cleared by the doctor and done!

Comment from Michael C. of SF Oral Surgery Business Owner 12/28/2015 Hi Phil. Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! I will definitely be sharing your… Hi Phil. Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! I will definitely be sharing your kind words with Dr. Yang and the rest of the staff. Thanks again! Read more 4/29/2016

I went to take out four wisdom teeth today by Dr. Michael Chan. It was totally fine to me right  after I took 2 hours of rest at home which is unexpected. He is very nice and takes his responsibility to call me and make sure very thing is doing okay to me. Also His assistant walked me back to the car after the surgery even though  I have my friend with me and the staff is so friendly too.

Comment from Michael C. of SF Oral Surgery Business Owner 5/16/2016 Hi Vicki, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We truly appreciate your… Hi Vicki, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We truly appreciate your support. We're glad to hear that you are doing well. Remember, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact our office. Take care! Read more 5/3/2016

Dr. Michael Chan did a splendid job removing all four of my wisdom teeth and i recovered quickly and had very little pain compared to what everyone makes this surgery out to be. he also explained everything very professionally to me so i knew what to expect, why the teeth had to be removed, and he gave me plenty of opportunity to explain anything he should be aware of. the front desk people and the nurses were all very polite. clean place. all around great experience. thanks sf oral surgery :)

Comment from Michael C. of SF Oral Surgery Business Owner 5/16/2016 Hi Alexander, we really appreciate you taking the time out of your day to leave us a review! It's… Hi Alexander, we really appreciate you taking the time out of your day to leave us a review! It's great to hear that your experience surpassed your expectations, and we hope you are doing well. Don't hesitate to call us if you have any questions or concerns. Again, thank you and take care, Alexander! Read more 10/29/2015

After constantly putting off getting my wisdom teeth removed, the pressure in my gum got to me this month. I went on Yelp and it seems like this place is the best choice to get my wisdom teeth taken out. My doctor was Dr. Kristen Rittenbach, and she was wonderful! I went in for a consultation, and was scheduled for surgery the following week. That surgery, to me, was painless! I was told that I will be given IV sedation, and apparently I thought I was going to be put to sleep..but that wasn't the case at all! I remember watching Dr. Rittenbach doing the procedure, from the beginning to the end. After the surgery, I was able to go home immediately (within 5 minutes). I think she did an amazing job! It's safe to say that I'll definitely be back for any dental surgery I may have in the future!

Comment from Michael C. of SF Oral Surgery Business Owner 11/4/2015 Hi Roy. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review - I will be sure to share it with… Hi Roy. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review - I will be sure to share it with Dr. Rittenbach. We are all so thankful to help alleviate your pain and make you as comfortable as possible during your procedure. Please don't hesitate to call if there's anything else we can help you with in the future. Thanks again Roy! Read more 2/19/2016

Wow I am writing this review the day after my surgery with Dr. Chan! I had 4 wisdom teeth pulled and I feel pretty good! No swelling at all. No bruising. I didn't even feel that I needed my pain meds this morning.  Also it meant a lot that Dr. Chan personally called to check up on me after the surgery. Overall I loved the whole office staff and they did a great job to make me feel comfortable. I was definitely nervous going into it! They sent me home with everything I needed to heal and rest.

Comment from Michael C. of SF Oral Surgery Business Owner 3/2/2016 Hi Staci. Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! Your kind words are appreciated… Hi Staci. Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! Your kind words are appreciated and I will be sure to share them with the rest of the staff. Thanks again Staci! Read more 7/20/2015

I was referred to this place by my regular dentist to get my wisdom teeth removal. I had to take out my two lower teeth out and I was scared out of my mind. The staff here is so professional and everyone is so friendly. I had so many questions since it was my first time getting my wisdom teeth out and everyone was so helpful and patient with me. Dr. Yang was the one who assisted me and he explained the whole procedure to me during the consultation. My whole procedure went smoothly and when I was recovering, he personally called me to make sure that I was recovering okay. I think that was a really nice gesture and shows that the staff here really cares about their patients. Anyways, I would come back here if I need to get my two upper ones removed and I would recommend this place if you're looking for the perfect place to get your procedure done.

Comment from Michael C. of SF Oral Surgery Business Owner 7/28/2015 Hi Brenda. Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are all so pleased that Dr. Yang… Hi Brenda. Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are all so pleased that Dr. Yang was able to ease your fears and that your procedure went smoothly. I will be sure to share your kind words with Dr. Yang and the rest of the staff. Please let us know if there is anything you need while continuing to recover. Thanks again Brenda and please take care. Read more 8/27/2014

I was referred to Michael Chan by another dentist, and scheduled a consultation to discuss wisdom teeth removal. When making the appointment, I specifically asked the cost of the consultation as I felt the consultation/surgery wasn't necessary, and was quoted a reasonable price - hence following through. At the end of the consultation, I was charged more than three times the amount originally quoted. After getting another opinion, I deem the surgery unnecessary, and felt that this instance was nothing more than dental surgeries partnering up to increase profits. If I do need surgery down the line, I won't be going here.That said, the office was a very clean and pleasant environment, and all the personnel were welcoming and friendly. I don't intend to taint their overall business with this one review, this is simply my own personal experience, but was annoyed enough by the visit to feel it necessary to add it on here.

Comment from Michael C. of SF Oral Surgery Business Owner 8/27/2014 Will, we appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. We aim to provide everyone the utmost… Will, we appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. We aim to provide everyone the utmost in oral care and support before anyone goes into surgery. It is our goal that everyone be well informed in all aspects of surgery, including costs. Unfortunately our estimates are not always exact as they fluctuate with the specific needs of any particular patient. Again, thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. Please feel free to private message us to discuss your issue in more detail. Have a great rest of your week Will! Read more 6/20/2013 Updated review

**Update**After visiting my Orthodontist, I was informed that I had an infection in one of the areas where I had a tooth extracted. Mind you, I did not even know this nor did I feel any pain. So much metal and orthodontic pain will do that to you. My orthodontist called Dr. Chan (he beat me to it) and told him what happened. They scheduled me in for an appointment during the same week to have it checked out. Dr. Chan told me that I indeed had an infection and that most likely it was due to food debris. He told me that he could put me under local anesthesia and clean it out. It only took about 10 mins and I was out of there with a prescription for antibiotics. The infection healed and everything is OK now. I also received a refund check for the difference that was charged to me that insurance ended covering. 10 stars!

5/15/2013 Previous review Turning 30, I realized that it was time for me to take the plunge with (adult) braces. By the time I… Turning 30, I realized that it was time for me to take the plunge with (adult) braces. By the time I saw Dr. Michael Chan, I had gone through numerous appointments with my dentist, my periodontist, x-rays, etc. I have a binder full of receipts from appointments that I've had! I was referred to Dr. Michael Chan by my orthodontist, Dr. Tinloy for extractions. I combined my consultation and surgery on the same day and asked my boyfriend to pick me up after the surgery. Dr. Michael Chan's office is amazing. The staff is super nice, attentive and answered every question that I had. From nail polish to calling my boyfriend when I was ready. I was pretty nervous the day of. I knew I wanted IV anesthesia so prepared myself.The consultation was quick. Just an overview of the x-rays followed by choice in procedure and then a quick conversation about the financial payments. His staff also asked me if I wanted them to call in my prescription for pain medication to my preferred  pharmacy (nice touch!). In no time I was in the back room, hooked up to the monitors and oxygen. That part made me extremely nervous. Hearing my heartbeat and being attached to all of those devices made me scared!  But his staff tried to keep my mind off things by keeping the conversation light and asking me about random things (which I appreciated). I was told that I would feel sleepy in a minute or two. All I remember was how I thought, "What if this does not work? What if I do not fall asleep?" Then BAM. I woke up super groggy with an ice pack around my face. Let me tell you, anesthesia is a strange thing. I was not asleep. I was knocked out. I didn't have any dreams or anything. It's as if I was dead (sorry) for an hour and came back to life. Dr. Chan checked up on me, changed my gauze and sent me on my way. They also give you a little baggie with post surgery info and extra gauze. They helped me into the car and the next thing I know, I was at Walgreen's picking up a prescription for pain medication. Later that day, Dr. Chan called me to check up and see if I was doing okay. Now that is service! I was very happy with my experience. From start to finish, everything was smooth and relatively painless. My choice with the IV was a good one on my part. Being knocked out was amazing! His staff is amazing and he is a fantastic oral surgeon. I highly recommend his office for your dental needs.**I have yet to receive the insurance bill but I am hoping there are no problems (other reviewers seemed to have experienced this). The last thing I want is to feel upset about the insurance claims. I am hoping they are fair and will reimburse me in a timely matter should that happen!** Read more 5/13/2014

I have had many opportunities to experience all manner of dental experiences. On one end of the spectrum have been root canals that would make medieval torturers say, "Whoa, that's a bit much, isn't it?" On the other end is Dr. Chan's office. All of the front office staff were delightful, efficient, knowledgeable, and communicative. I was kept apprised of all prerequisites, costs, and options for my surgery, and they laid out the whole treatment plan from beginning to end. Dr. Chan himself gave me a thorough explanation of my options and the benefits and limitations of each. Finally, on the day of my actual surgery, the office staff were kind, thorough, and helpful, and, most important, the surgery itself went quite smoothly and largely painlessly.There are oral surgeons much closer to my house than Dr. Chan, but I chose to cross the city to get to him, and I am simply overjoyed that I did. I highly recommend both him personally and his office for their professionalism and dedication to patient care.

2/15/2015

this is for William Chan DDS. also practices @ 219 Clement st.came in for root canal or extraction, referred by another dentist. It was after their normal hours, but they saw me anyway. The whole staff made me feel very comfortable. I'm one of those people who has above average fear of dental work. the ONLY pain I felt was a couple pricks when he administered novocain. he extracted two teeth that were in very bad shape, sutured it up, but I didn't feel ANY pain during the procedure. When I got home, the area was a little sore so I took some pain medication.and that was it. it's the third day now, and I'm still healing, but it doesn't hurt. I haven't had to touch the hydrocodone or advil or anything after the first night. I can't recommend this place enough.(I'm probably abnormally afraid of oral injection. I can handle needles in the arm or whatever, but in my mouth really freaks me out. dental drills and stuff also get to me, but nothing like the needles. I think he picked up on that or maybe they're just really good at calming people down. in any case, it was probably the least stressful dental procedure I've had that was beyond a minor cavity)

Comment from Michael C. of SF Oral Surgery Business Owner 2/20/2015 Hi John. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We are pleased that… Hi John. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We are pleased that you felt so comfortable and that we were able to put you at ease during your procedure. It's nice to know that you are healing well and had such a calming experience in our office. I will be sure to share your kind words with the rest of the staff. Thank you again John and please keep in touch. Read more 2/8/2014

I am very glad I came here for my wisdom teeth removal. The office has a modern look, is very welcoming, and the service is kind and helpful. They provided me with information a week before the removal, then scheduled a follow up the week after the surgery. I felt very at ease under the care of these doctors, and so did my mom thanks to the help of their Cantonese translators. Though I was very uneasy because they didn't tell me when specifically to start eating regularly again, I realized that a lot of the procedures after the removal is up to you. There isn't a specific amount of days you wait until you can start chewing again, it's just whatever is comfortable for you. Same goes with the personal cleaning every day.I had my wisdom teeth removed here in 2010 and 2011. I chose to remove two teeth from the left first, so that I can at least chew a bit on one side (however, I wanted to be safe and decided not to chew food I was certain the hole had closed enough).As horrid as wisdom teeth removal can be, I think I had the best experience possible. I was under local anesthetics because it was cheaper, and honestly, the removal didn't sound too traumatic for me. I decided that I didn't need the full body anesthetics. The procedure took 15-30 minutes for 2 teeth removals, granted the wisdom teeth wasn't causing too much of an obstruction beforehand. There was no pain. I just felt the pressure of the doctor's hand pushing into my mouth, then I sort of felt a pop sensation as he cracked the tooth, and then he proceeded to remove pieces of the tooth. He was very informative throughout the procedure.They gave me a care package with apple sauce, a hot pack and a cold pack, gauze, a syringe, an info pamphlet, and the doctor's number in case I had any questions. I had no abnormal bleeding in the week that followed. The pain killers they prescribed for me worked like a charm once I began feeling the throbbing discomfort. Like I said, everything went as smooth as it could be. I didn't get any noticeable swelling because I have a big head (can I get a high five?!) The doctor called me personally to check up, and I was even able to call him as well when I had questions. By the time my insurance could pay for a 2nd procedure, I was actually fearless and was looking forward to being in the office again. The 2nd time around, they were just as wonderful.

1/1/2012

I had my wisdom teeth taken out December 2009, and I remember it clearly.The worst part about it all was not the procedure itself, but the insertion of the IV.  I am not afraid of needles because I have gotten my ears pierced many times and have tattoo, but the idea of a needle under my skin and staying there is one of the most nauseating and fearful things to me.  For that reason, I can never give blood and a blood test almost 10 years ago was traumatizing.They attempted to put the IV in my arm.  I was freaking out.  Almost yelling at the doctor and nurse, almost crying.  They couldn't find my vein so they moved on to the back of my hand.  Which was worse, because the area is less fatty and I know I would be able to feel the hard needle under my soft skin.  My entire body stiffened, more yelling, more almost crying, but not for long, because they immediately push the anesthesia (extra $700) and knock me OUT.  I know they were tired of my yelling, but I was genuinely freaked out!Before I knew it, I woke up, groggy, with four less teeth.  Some swelling and no pain.. until a few nights later...and it was ALL pain.  Vicodin wasn't working, I couldn't sleep, and it was just so painful.  I called the doctor, thinking I had dry socket because I had sucked on a very delicious chicken wing a few nights before after my procedure, but he explained to me that I had a very impacted tooth that was close to a large nerve, so that was why my pain was more serious than normal.  It went away over several days, and I am so glad that my wisdom teeth are out.  The whole procedure was so worth it.So if you have wisdom teeth, don't wait until they are bothering you.  Just take them out!

7/9/2013

I was apprehensive enough about having my bottom two wisdom teeth removed that I put off having it done for nearly a year. When the time finally came, my dentist referred me to Dr. Michael Chan, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience.The office is clean and well-appointed, and the staff was friendly, quickly putting me at ease before my consultation. Dr. Chan explained the procedure and laid out my options with respect to anesthesia, and then I talked to somebody else about pricing, which was reasonable (and half the price I was quoted at another oral surgeon).I opted for the general anesthesia, and the procedure went very smoothly. There wasn't much pain and I had minimal swelling. The healing process went without a hitch, and I was back at work by the end of the week. If you're in need of oral surgery, I can't recommend Dr. Chan and his team enough.

1/26/2015

Based on extensive work I've had done by Dr.Chan (3 implants, bone grafting, tissue grafting and more) I CANNOT RECOMMEND HIM MORE HIGHLY.  My chief criteria are his clinical expertise (s indicated by outcome of work) and price (since I lack insurance).  But realistically, other factors contributed significantly to my unexpectedly high satisfaction (as evidenced by this being the first such review I've EVER written for any service, product, or business).  1) EXPERTISE:  I'd expected significant "recovery" process from my 3+ hour procedure which required general anesthesia*, including bleeding, pain, swelling, and more.  (Expectations were based not only on his outstanding communication re: what to expect, but also, on my independent research.)  However, I had NO bleeding and minimal swelling/pain and NOTHING "visible" to others.  In fact, upon "waking up" and looking at immediate results, my first words were, to the effect that Dr.Chan had just performed "a work of art".  Dr. Chan is an incredibly skilled, highly precise, surgeon.    2) PRICE: Based on my research I concluded that the cost I incurred was on par--if not somewhat less--than what  I'd have incurred from other oral surgeons (with strong reputations) IN SAN FRANCISCO.  3) OTHER KEY FACTORS:  Everyone in his office is exceptionally competent, professional, friendly, and helpful, and PATIENT.  They were incredible about "educating me" at every juncture including using physical models, computer graphics, pictures, books and more.   Still,  I was VERY nervous/hesitant and had endless questions.  They spent a LOT of time very competently and professionally addressing all of my questions.  IN SUM. beyond Dr. Chan-AND-TEAM's being PROFESSIONAL and COMPETENT, they treat patients very personally and with respect.  "Five stars" along every dimension conceivable, as well as to each individual n the practice.*Though I was unconscious, to be technically/medically accurate, it was not via "general anesthesia", which requires administration by a certified anesthesiologist and is accomplished with different meds.  MORE IMPORTANTLY, Dr. Chan administered the (effective) general anesthetic PERFECTLY.  I've been anesthetized for dental procedures, and other surgical procedures, in the past and have learned the hard way that "outcomes" of being generally anesthetized VARY (and can be miserable), so I consider this another major "feather in the cap" of Dr. Chan.

Comment from Michael C. of SF Oral Surgery Business Owner 1/28/2015 Hi Wendy,Thank you so much for taking the time to write this very detailed review. We are so happy… Hi Wendy,Thank you so much for taking the time to write this very detailed review. We are so happy that you felt so well-informed and taken care of. It is pleasing that you had such a great experience with us all and I will be sharing your kind words with the rest of the staff. Thanks again Wendy and please keep in touch! Read more 11/11/2009

One of the most painless dentist experiences I have ever been through.  After coming in for a consultation to have my wisdom teeth removed, Dr. Chan explained every option that you can go through, including not having surgery.   I was easily convinced that I chose the right oral surgeon.The whole staff there is extremely friendly and helpful.  The office and equipment itself looks very well kept and modern.  The actual surgery itself took around an hour where I was knocked out from the anesthesia.  Right after wards the assistant explained all the post-op advice and procedures I should take.  They give you pamphlets so you wont forget.  Dr. Chan also followed up a day later with a call to see how I was doing.

6/23/2011

This is all based upon my personal EXT experience.The good:  - Front desk staff and dental assistants that I encountered during my time there were nice. - The oral surgeon who did my extractions was Dr. Michael Chan and he made me feel like I was in good hands.  He has a calm, professional and just an all around pleasant demeanor.- Did not feel like I was being talked down to.  Last thing I want is someone who just because they have a DDS or MD after their name, that somehow justifies that they know so much more than you and are better than you and as such, talks to you like you're a little kid.  You won't get treated like that here.  - Upon asking several faculty and staff at the dental school in regards to what they remember about this doctor (those who were around during the time Dr. Chan was getting his degree in dentistry), they said nothing but positives about him as a former dental student.  This was exactly what I wanted to hear.  - IV Anesthesia - are you kidding me?  I would not have even done this surgery if I was only going to have just local anesthesia.  I didn't want to hear any cracking/crunching of my impacted wisdom teeth while they were being pulled out.  Heck no.  Here is how and what I remember of my first time being under you, IV Anesthesia:In the midst of stuff being wrapped around my arm, leg, pulse being monitored, etc. and right before they were going to administer you:Me:  "About how long is this going to take for it to work?"Dr. Chan:  "A minute."Me:  "Oh, okay."  But in my mind, I said to myself, "Hmmm, can't be THAT fast, we'll see about tha. . . . " And that was quite frankly the last thought I had, and then I was out.  This "twilight anesthesia" worked like a charm;-)  I did open my eyes during the procedure once and saw a blur of green moving (the color of the doctor or his assistant's scrubs), but couldn't keep my eyes open for more than two seconds.  Also, I distinctly remember feeling either the material they use for the dissolvable sutures (or something) brush against my upper right cheek.  Didn't feel anything going on in my mouth at all, due to the local.- Vicodin - I took you everyday for six days and I had a feeling I was getting addicted to you towards the end.  But I love Pugs, not drugs.  - Dr. Chan called the same night of the surgery to check up on me, which was very thoughtful.  However, as much as I wanted to let him know how things were going, I was not able to answer since the local anesthesia had completely worn off about four hours later and for me, it was rather uncomfortable and painful to even talk then.  So I was left a message stating that if I had any problems, to please call back.    -  Clear post-op instructions printed out and also explained to you thoroughly, in advance.- A plastic bag filled with enough gauze provided to control the bleeding, ice packs, applesauce and a syringe to clean/irrigate the lower extraction sites.The bad:- Prices are a bit high - even with dental insurance from working full time, I was shocked when I was first told how much I would have to pay out of pocket.  I kept reminding myself that it is after all, surgery.  Part of the reason was due to costs associated with the IV anesthesia.  I expressed my love of this above, but I hate you at the same time, IV anesthesia, because you're so damn expensive.- Two days after I finished my antibiotics, developed a rash all over my upper body from the prescribed Amoxicillin medication;-(  I did not expect this at all, as I previously had never gotten a reaction from taking any antibiotics.  Notified them about this and after a brief conversation was ultimately told by the person who answered that if it gets worse, to call 911.After all that's been said and done, the good clearly appears to outnumber the bad.  All in all, the three visits in total I had made with my oral surgeon were positive.  If I could have done anything differently, I would have had these extractions done while still in high school.  So if you're young and are thinking about doing this now or putting it off later in your life - trust me, do it now, for sure.  The truth is that it (the pain) gets worse as you get older and the surgery becomes more complicated and the healing takes longer.This entire experience will be one I'll never forget.  Post-op recovery, in particular, is quite miserable, especially the first week, but as with any surgical procedure, remember that everyone reacts and recovers differently so some will have it easier/harder than others.  But in the end, I'm glad I did get them taken out and was equally glad to have been able to find a VERY GOOD oral surgeon to get the job done.  Thank you, Dr. Michael Chan.

12/18/2011

I'm the guy who put off taking out my wisdom teeth for 2 years because I was just afraid. The thought of someone extracting my wisdom teeth sounded horrible and of course I read all the articles about the risks of this surgery. I chose to do the consultation and operation on the same day (I just wanted to get it over with). Dr. Chan explained everything very clearly and after talking to him I felt way more at ease. He explained how the procedure was going to happen, the different options, the risks and then pulled up my x-ray on the computer monitor to show me.The staff that took down my paper work, blood pressure and financing options... awesome. They were all incredibly nice, kept me calm and just flat out fun to talk to.Now about the surgery... I opted for getting completely knocked out. It's worth the money. My company's insurance isn't bad so it wasn't much out of pocket for me. I remember being hooked up to the EKG machine, Dr. Chan coming in and giving me a pep talk, sprayed some cold fluid on my hand so I wouldn't feel them putting in the IV. The last thing I remember was hearing my heart rate increasing (faster beeping from the machine because I was getting nervous) and I think I heard the doctor saying "propofol".As I was finishing my "holy crap isn't that what MJ died of?" thought, the next thing I remember is waking up hearing Dr. Chan going "you're done, that was easy". Right when I woke up, I actually asked the nurse to take a photo on my iPhone of the IV tubes going out of my hand so I could post on Instagram. She got a great photo so brownie points for that.Dr. Chan came over to the recovery area a little later and I gave him a fist bump since I could barley talk. He even called me on Saturday night to check up on me. How awesome is that?This was on Saturday morning. I write this on Sunday morning and I'm in barely any pain (could be the meds talking still), the bleeding stopped and I feel great. I've used Yelp for years but this is my first written review because that's how strongly I endorse this place.

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Dennis Song, DDS, MD  - Oral Surgeons - 3109 Geary Blvd, Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA

Dennis Song, DDS, MD - Oral Surgeons - 3109 Geary Blvd, Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA

5/3/2016I hate hate hate going to the dentist so I had to ask around before I set foot into a dental office. Dr. Song came highly recommended by a friend with flying colors. I waited until the last possible moment to get my 2 bottom wisdom teeth remo

Baldwin Louie, DDS  - Cosmetic Dentists - 646 Clement St, Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA

Baldwin Louie, DDS - Cosmetic Dentists - 646 Clement St, Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA

8/6/2016Dr Baldwin Louie has been my dentist for nearly 30 years! When Dr. Baldwin was too booked up, I've had Dr. Patty work on me. They are both the best dentists, professionally and personally. The staff, including Mrs. Louie, aka, wife, mom, rece

Johnson You LAc - 38 Reviews - Acupuncture - 245 Clement St, Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA

Johnson You LAc - 38 Reviews - Acupuncture - 245 Clement St, Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA

6/26/2015I've been seeing acupuncturists on and off with mixed success for the past 20 years. I can say unequivocally that Dr. Johnson You is THE BEST acupuncturist who has ever treated me. What's most important to mention here is that he FIXED me. T

Goodwill   - Thrift Stores - 820 Clement St, Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA

Goodwill - Thrift Stores - 820 Clement St, Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA

7/22/2013There's two things you can do at Goodwill: leave things you don't want and get things you want even less.I came here to leave a thing. Of course, I can no sooner divest myself of this particular bric-a-brac than the Ancient Mariner his albat

Schubert’s Bakery   - Bakeries - 521 Clement St, Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA

Schubert’s Bakery - Bakeries - 521 Clement St, Inner Richmond, San Francisco, CA

9/12/2016Not to shabby for their baked goods, sampled their cinnamon bun, bacon & egg criossant, and a danish crushed from head to toe with mixed nuts. We were in the area looking for sweets, this place did not disappoint, several cakes to choose fro

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