Lindon Ken Kawahara, M.D., D.M.D., Inc.
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Lindon Ken Kawahara, MD, DMD, practices a full array of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implants and bone grafting procedures to corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries and TMJ disorders. Dr. Kawahara is well known and a trusted local oral surgeon with an impeccable track record.
We have a certified surgery center, which is AAAHC and Medicare certified. Learn more about our office here.
Our South Bay office is located at 22410 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 3, Torrance, CA 90505
Our Dental Office hours: Monday through Friday: 9:00 – 5:00
Do You Want a Better Bite or a Healthier Mouth?
Our Oral Surgeons are ready to provide you with exceptional Oral Surgery services such as dental implant placement, wisdom teeth removal, jaw surgery, and more!
Lindon K. Kawahara, MD, DMD, Inc.
Patient Review by Kevin Y
I've never had a biopsy until I was treated by Dr. Kawahara and his staff, and they couldn't have made me feel more comfortable through the whole process. During our initial meeting/consultation, he diagnosed cautiously and went over different options for next steps. I felt no pressure one way or the other and chose a biopsy. Walking in to the building the day of surgery, everything was well prepared and clean. I was nervous, but their expertise and communication of what to expect was very calming. Afterward, I was given clear instructions on what I should do to recover best. They even called me to check-in prior to our scheduled check up appointment. I am fully healed. Dr. Kawahara and the entire staff showed nothing but friendliness and professionalism, I highly recommend them!
- Kevin Y
Patient Review by Mori K
I visited the website for the first time since my surgery approximately 23 and 35 years ago from Dr. Kawahara and I thought it would be helpful for future patients to understand the result of his procedures over the long term. At the age of approximately 16, Dr. Kawahara had extracted my wisdom teeth. I remember that it was my first experience to go through any type of surgery under general anesthesia and the surgery was at his old location on Redondo Beach Blvd. The wisdom teeth extraction was smooth and while I experienced normal post-surgery pains, I had no complications. Dr. Kawahara and his team of staff gave excellent care. Since I was young, I had a significant underbite, and consequently I had trouble eating things properly. For example, when I would have a sandwich, my underbite would require that I bite a sandwich multiple times in order to cut the sandwich into bite size. I believe anyone who has under or overbite experiences this to some degree. My parents asked Dr. Kawahara whether I should get a surgery, he recommended that I wait until I stopped growing, so that additional procedures can be avoided in the future. Therefore, I waited until my early 20s to visit Dr. Kawahara. At around the age of 22, I visited Dr. Kawahara at his current location, and determined together with Dr. Kawahara that I should now go through the surgery. Since this is not a procedure that most people go through, I had significant amount of anxiety and concerns. Dr. Kawahara was very clear on the steps necessary as well as potential complications such as numbness that may persist where he operates. This process was long: First, Dr. Kawahara recommended that I have my teeth realigned by having braces for about 2 years under the care of an orthodontist. After I was deemed to be ready, Dr. Kawahara operated on my jaw and after the surgery my mouth was to remain wired shut. As Dr. Kawahara had mentioned, there were numb areas to the lower left part of the face, but Dr. Kawahara reassured me that while it may take some time, numbness should subside over time. After a few months, and numbness started to disappear, and I remember feeling astonished that I can eat things properly that I could not easily before. Now after more than 20 years, I still believe that it was a right choice for me to have undergone the surgery in order to have my bite corrected, and by a doctor and a team of staff who really cared each step of the way. The surgical procedure remains excellent over the long-term, and I can strongly recommend Dr. Kawahara with confidence. I have no numbness and my bite remains great.
- Mori K
Patient Review by Tammy K
One of my top three fears is going to the dentist or getting work done on my teeth. I was incredibly nervous for my wisdom teeth extraction but I had NOTHING to worry about because of Dr Kawahara. From my first consultation appointment to the actual extraction - it was seamless. Dr Kawahara and his staff kept me at ease the whole time. They even called twice to check up on how I was doing! The care//attention they give to their patients is beyond. I would 100% recommend Dr Kawahara to everyone I know. Dental work isn't so scary anymore! Thank you so much!
- Tammy K
Patient Review by Mason / Emma
- Mason / Emma
Patient Review by Kalani H
It was quick and fast, no problems everything went smoothly
- Kalani H
Patient Review by Evan T
They were awesome!
- Evan T
Patient Review by Renee Y
Excellent staff and doctor! The days following the procedure I hardly had any pain, and there was only a little bit of swelling the day after. Within a week I was almost completely back to normal. Definitely would recommend Dr. Kawahara to friends and family:)
- Renee Y
Patient Review by Bryce K
Very good service and easy going people.
- Bryce K
Patient Review by Songping L
Friendly and best service, recommend.
- Songping L
Patient Review by Greg W
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff and Dr. Kawahara is a consumat professional very skilled at his craft. I would highly recommend this office for any procedure.
- Greg W