Posts Tagged ‘ oral surgery ’

Do I Really Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

As a surgeon, I am commonly asked by my patients and their families “Do I really need to have my wisdom teeth removed?” Everyone is hoping that my answer will be “No, of course not! Who gave you that crazy idea?!” If only it were so simple. How I decide whether you need to have your […]

How Adversity Has Made Me A Better Surgeon

  If you asked me what my favorite thing to do is, I would have to answer: “Operate!” Maybe that sounds weird to you, but I truly love what I do. I feel incredibly blessed to get to remove disease that causes pain and suffering and put things right for my patients. It is deeply […]

My Greatest Reward

July 7th  began like any other day for me. I remember that there was a beautiful sunrise that morning. I had a compressed, busy schedule in my oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in Lake Oswego. “We have a trauma patient coming in, Doctor” my front staff informed me when I arrived at my office. We […]

How to Minimize Pain after Oral Surgery

“How bad is it going to hurt?” At only sixty pounds, and with big blue eyes, my little patient looked at me asking me a fundamental question that I have been asked many times before. Jack was only seven years old but he knew what he was most frightened of about his upcoming surgery and […]

How To Keep Your Mouth Clean After Oral Surgery

Perhaps one of the most common questions we are asked at Geisler OMS is: “How do I  take care care of my mouth after oral surgery?” No one wants an infection or dry socket! Here are a few tips from Dr. Geisler that should make your recovery smoother and less painful: 1. Make sure and […]

Women and Leadership

I was recently selected to become a member of the Oregon Dental Association Leadership Academy. As a participant of this group, I am learning how to become a more effective leader at both the community and state level. Here is my interview for the April 2018 Membership Matters, a publication for the Oregon Dental Association, […]

What Makes an Expert Dental Implant Surgeon?

  It seems everyone these days is calling themselves an expert at dental implant surgery. Some dentists take a short course in order to learn how to place dental implants in a few months (or weeks) of training. Others learn how to place dental implants during a specialty training program yet do not have hospital […]