oral surgeryWe pride ourselves on offering an array of procedures ranging from teeth whitening to creating custom night guards to extracting wisdom teeth. We are particularly proud of the care and precision we put into our oral surgery services. We know that patients are often nervous to undergo such procedures, which is precisely why we provide the utmost comfort and professionalism to everyone who walks through our doors. Our highly trained team can get the job done in a way that ensures lasting results and will leave you feeling confident in your smile. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist discusses our oral surgery services and the reasons why we are well-suited to meet all of your needs.

Get To Know Dr. Hofkes

Dr. Hofkes is the head of our practice, and he is a highly-qualified dentist. He graduated at the top of his class from the University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry and completed his internship in oral surgery at USC-LAC Medical Center. Additionally, he underwent advanced training in oral surgery and dental implants with the Global Institute for Dental Education. This training, along with his constant striving for personal and professional growth makes him an exceedingly qualified and effective dentist. He embraces the latest dental technology and best practices to ensure that his patients are treated with precise attention paid to their comfort and that their procedures are done with utmost efficiency.


When you think of oral surgery, grafting probably is not the first thing that comes to mind. It is, however, a very important procedure that can drastically improve the health of your mouth. Grafting, whether for your bones or gums, consists of moving healthy tissue from various places in your body to the site in need of correction and helps restore the damaged, affected area. When you need a jawbone graft, it is because the bone is deteriorating, which can lead to serious medical issues, including teeth falling out or your face sinking. This procedure ensures your jaw becomes strong and healthy once again. Gum grafting works similarly and allows this part of your mouth to become healthy.


Tooth extraction is a very common surgical procedure, and is done when keeping a tooth would compromise the overall health of your mouth. Wisdom teeth, for example, will often overcrowd other teeth, which is why they frequently need to be removed. In other cases, advanced tooth decay may be very severe and it ends up easier to remove the affected tooth than to try to restore it. In any case of extraction, we will help you find the perfect replacement prosthetic to meet your exact needs. 

Contact Us To Learn More About Our Oral Surgery Expertise

We know that needing oral surgery may seem daunting, be we provide it in a comfortable, state-of-the-art setting. Our team of experts can ensure your needed procedure is done with paramount precision and professionalism. To ask any questions or to schedule an appointment, please call Balboa Dental Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, today at 949-630-0143.