Pediatric Oral Surgery and Anesthesia

Drs. Mynsberge and Ruggles know there is nothing more precious or important to us than our children.  Finding out that your child may need surgery can be intimidating not only for your child, but also for you as a loving parent. 

There are many reasons that your child may need to be seen at a young age for an oral surgery procedure, including:

  •       Extraction of teeth due to cavities, infection, or trauma
  •       Surgery in preparation for orthodontics
  •       Removal of tight bands of lip or tongue tissue (frenectomy)
  •       Treatment of pathology of the mouth, jaws, or face
  •       Repair of traumatic facial injuries, such as dental injuries, jaw fractures, and/or facial lacerations

Drs. Mynsberge and Ruggles trained at one of the largest and most well renowned pediatric hospitals in the country (Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN) and treat a very high number of pediatric patients at their private practice in Marin County, so they are extensively experienced in the most advanced surgical and anesthetic techniques needed to provide top level pediatric oral surgery care.

Children are not just little patients.  Their needs and management are very unique and different from those of adults.  Even small procedures, such as a simple baby tooth removal, can be very intimidating and anxiety inducing, so Drs. Mynsberge and Ruggles treats each of their pediatric patients as though they were their own and prides themselves on making every child’s experience at our office easy and positive. 

During your consultation appointment, Dr. Mynsberge or Dr. Ruggles will meet with you and your child to discuss the planned procedure and anesthesia options/recommendations.  For most children, some level of sedation may be the most beneficial type of anesthesia, even for simple procedures, in order to eliminate anxiety and promote positive and stress free future dental experiences at their pediatric dentist’s (and eventually adult dentist’s) office.  

Mynsberge & Ruggles Oral Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 4 Pediatric Oral Surgery and Anesthesia reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Dr. Mynsberge is one of the nicest doctors I've ever met! He was really great with my young daughter who was very afraid of needles. He put her at ease, made her laugh and made a miserable experience easy for her. Very friendly office staff, professional nursing staff - all around great office.

- Mj W

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

If we could leave 10 stars we would. Dr Mynsberge was referred to us from our orthodontist, where my 9 year old daughter had to get a retainer out that her gum had grown over. It was an emergency procedure that she wasn't aware needed to be done. She was nervous and scared, not only did Dr Mynsberge stay after hours and wait for us to get there, he made my daughter feel at ease and even got her laughing when she was a bit in pain. ( miracle worker) He somehow knew that by playing Taylor Swift, he would make her feel right at home. When we got in the car on the way home, my daughter said, that was easy and the doctor was so nice. He also called after he had a work dinner to make sure she was ok. Amazing!!! He also gave her some fun treats and was able to get a wiggly tooth out that was annoying her ( bonus!) We couldn't have asked for a better experience from an oral surgeon and I can't wait to refer all our family and friends to him! Hopefully we won't have to be back anytime soon, but Im pretty sure my daughter will want to visit Dr Mynsberge just to say hi!! Thank you Dr. Mynsberge!!

- Cheryl R

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

My son got referred by our trusted team of Dr Dorostkar and Dr Gorton to have another tooth extracted. Again, just like last time, we promptly received out appointment. Now that we are on the frequent flyer plan, I feel confident saying that Dr Mynsberge delivers consistent, competent, thoughtful, service with a smile. Everything went as smoothly and easily as last time.

- Tina B

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I have to preface this review with: I was bummed that I even had to deal with an oral surgeon for my son, and went into it with a bad attitude. My 6 year old had a filling done ( in his baby tooth) at his pediatric dentist. It fell out a month or so later. I went back to the pediatric dentist and they couldn't explain why the filling came out and now his bone and tooth are receding. Said it could be an allergic reaction to the filling, but they aren't sure. They said it now had to be extracted and referred us to Dr. Mynesberg. And by the way, says the pediatric dentist, he has another cavity that needs to be filled. Huh? I'm now in over $1000 on a baby tooth and it could be an allergic reaction to the filling, but sure lets try it again. On to Dr. Mynesberg.... He was great with my son, enthusiastic, and timely. The extraction took a short time and he and his staff were accommodating to my son's specific condition. They found his favorite cartoon and he watched it throughout the procedure with no problems. His assistant was understanding and very sweet with us( I can't remember her name as it was 7 am ). I thought my son would be swollen and worn out afterwards but he was just fine. When he walked out of the procedure a woman in the waiting area asked what he had done and when I told her she said "wow, he looks great." Dr. Mynesberg called that evening to check on the little patient, as he mentioned when we left. I'm hoping we don't have to see him for many more years, if at all, but if we need an oral surgeon we will be calling Dr. Mynesberg and his staff!

- K K

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