Pearlmax derives its name from the fact that the ultimate goal of many surgical procedures is to provide the patient with a perfect set of "pearly whites", by restoring form and function in the oral cavity and adjacent structures.
Known as America’s finest city, San Diego offers great urban amenities while maintaining a small town feel. Complimented by its beautiful beaches and geography, it boasts unbeatable weather. Pearlmax is centrally located in Hillcrest, allowing for easy access by our patients living in all areas of San Diego County. Historically, Hillcrest has been known as a prestigious center for medical and dental practices.
Our approach is simple: to make you feel like more than a, “chart number” or just another case. At Pearlmax, each patient is treated with the utmost care. From the minute you walk through the door, to the time you return home after a procedure, our goal is to provide a positive, pleasant experience. We understand that Oral Surgery is not something most people look forward to, but it can be a positive experience when you know you will be treated as if you are amongst friends.
We have established very competitive prices to offer our services at rates that patients can afford. We want everyone to have access to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery services they need. Our office was designed with comfort and space in mind for the staff and a modern, welcoming feel for our patients.
We will collaborate with your Dentist/Dental Specialist to provide you with the best coordinated care possible. You will be advised to return to your Dentist/Dental Specialist after your surgical needs have been provided by Pearlmax. We will work closely with your Dentist, to ensure a complete treatment plan has been provided for you. Currently, we have professional partnerships with many Dental offices in town to better serve your comprehensive dental needs.
We can collaborate on your treatment with your Dental professional as well.
"Before moving to San Diego, CA, to establish Pearlmax Oral Surgery, I practiced as an oral maxillofacial surgeon for five years in the greater Seattle area of Washington state."
Learn more about Dr. German Trujillo, DDS in the 'Meet the Pearlmax Oral Surgery Team' section.
The KODAK 9000 3D System gives our practice the ability to take powerful 3D images, while using less radiation. The unit captures high-quality pictures and allows our practice to perform a wider range of diagnoses and treatments in the office, helping reduce multiple visits, saving our patients time and money.
Three-dimensional technology allows Dr. Trujillo to better visualize his patients’ dentition, without having to send patients to a lab for radiology scans. Viewing an unprecedented level of anatomical detail helps Dr. Trujillo to diagnose more accurately and treat with confidence. The capabilities of 3D imaging offer a wide range of diagnostic possibilities such as implant placement, surgical planning, extractions, examination of oral pathologies, and third molar evaluations. This breakthrough technology provides unprecedented x-ray views of the jaws and the oral cavity.
Periapical and panoramic radiography have been augmented by the recent introduction of high-resolution cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), allowing 3D assessment of third molars, tooth extraction, surgical planning, oral pathologies, fractures, and implant placement. Because the 9000 system focuses only on the area in need of diagnosis, the amount of radiation exposure is significantly reduced, delivering 10-30 times less exposure than other dental radiography systems.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is a recognized specialty of the dental profession, encompassing the surgical and related treatment of diseases, injuries and deformities involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the head, face, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws, and neck.
An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMFS) is a healthcare provider that has completed a 4-year dentistry degree followed by a post-graduate hospital-based surgical residency training program.
This postgraduate training includes rotations in anesthesiology and internal medicine, general surgery, trauma, plastic surgery, and ear, nose, and throat surgery. Some OMFS may participate in extra training as well.
With specialized knowledge in pain control and advanced training in anesthesia, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon is able to provide quality care with maximum patient comfort and safety in the office setting.
While oral and maxillofacial surgeons are best known for extracting wisdom teeth, we do that and much more, everything from reconstructing faces shattered by trauma to surgically correcting misaligned jaws to cancer surgery of the face and neck.