A Board-Certified Oral Surgeon  Restoring Smiles in South Carolina's Lowcountry

Oral & Implant Surgery of the Lowcountry

COMPASSIONATE CARE  |  MODERN DENTAL TECHNOLOGY  |  AFFORDABLE FINANCING

When You Need More Than a Dentist

Choose a team of specialists.

Sometimes a serious oral health issue occurs that a general dentist is not trained to handle. That's when the team at Oral & Implant Surgery of the Lowcountry, located in the Charleston, SC, area, can be your dental knight in shining armor. We have extensive training in placing dental implants, extracting wisdom teeth, and performing facial reconstruction surgery needed due to trauma or disease. Many dentists in the Lowcountry region refer their patients to us for oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Our state-of-the-art surgical centers, conveniently located in Charleston and Walterboro, SC, offer top-level oral surgery care provided by some of the most talented and compassionate professionals in the dentistry field. Your dental and overall health are our number one priority and we are committed to using cutting-edge tools, such as digital x-rays and 3-D Cone Beam CT scans, to help our patients reach their oral health and smile goals effectively and comfortably. In need of dental surgery to replace missing teeth or restore your appearance? Contact our offices today using our simple online form or by giving us a call at:

Dr. Dillard

(843) 782-6725



Our Prestigious Affiliations Include:

 

Affiliations for ABOMS, ADA and MUSC         

Five-Star Google Reviews from Our Smiling Patients

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Stephanie Cruz

2020

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They were amazing from the start. I needed to get my both bottom wisdom teeth extracted. The whole staff was very kind to me from the front desk ladies to the nurses and doctor. The day of my procedure I was a nervous wreck, I honestly have a big fear of dental work. But the nurses were comforting me and one gave me a hug. I just felt more at ease in their care.

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Aimar McQueeney

2018

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Dr. Dillard and staff are really great! I have had headaches that caused more discomfort than this tooth extraction. I needed a baby tooth that was fused to the bone jawbone removed for a dental implant. I have had no bruising, discomfort or complications. I recommend Dr. Dillard to anyone who needs major or extensive dental surgery...

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Get to Know Dr. Matt Dillard

We would love you to learn more about our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Matt Dillard...

Dr. Dillard is board-certified, meaning he has more education and specialized training than non-certified oral surgeons. Board-certified surgeons are considered to be at the top of their profession.

He received his four year dentist degree at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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His four year oral and maxillofacial surgery residency was spent at Ohio State University.

He joined the U.S. Navy after his residency.

He has practiced in Charleston, SC, for over a decade, and lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife and three kids. 

Wisdom Teeth Removal Is One of Our Specialties

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Our Featured Procedures

A general dentist may not be trained to perform the complex procedures such as maxillofacial surgery and oral surgery that Dr. Dillard performs. If you live in the Lowcountry area that includes Charleston, or Walterboro, SC, our highly-trained, board-certified oral surgeon Dr. Matt Dillard should be your first choice for any kind of surgeries involving your mouth, jaw, face, and teeth. Dr. Dillard offers local anesthesia or calming sedation to keep you comfortable throughout treatments.
Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Implants act as artificial tooth roots that encourage healthy jawbone growth and give your restorations a long-lasting, stable base. Dr. Dillard will surgically implant strong titanium rods into your jawbone that will eventually support natural-looking, fully-functional tooth restorations. These restorations, which will be created and attached to the implants by your regular dentist, will replace your missing teeth, making eating and chewing easier to do while restoring your smile. 

Impacted wisdom tooth

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that start growing in your late teens to early 20s. They usually need removal by an oral surgeon as sometimes they grow in crooked, don't break through the gum (impacted) which can cause infections, or crowd existing teeth, causing bite problems. Dr. Dillard is a skilled maxillofacial surgery professional who can extract these unneeded molars using local anesthesia or relaxing sedation dentistry.

Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting

When you lose a tooth, the bone beneath it loses density and shrinks, weakening the structure and making implants difficult to anchor into your jaw. In this case, Dr. Dillard can perform a maxillofacial surgery procedure called a bone graft to encourage new bone growth. Your existing jawbone is exposed during the surgery and then a safe, sterile bone-grafting material is added on top to build and strengthen it. After a healing period, Dr. Dillard can then proceed with your implant surgery.

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A Look at the Bone Grafting Procedure

Bone grafting replaces deficient jawbone areas with healthy bone tissue, creating a stable foundation for your new dental implants. 

What about ​TMJ Disorder Treatment?

Dr. Dillard does not specifically treat TMJ disorders. However, he can check for various oral conditions, including early signs of TMJ disorders, during your initial comprehensive exam. Some of the surgical procedures he performs can keep your bite properly aligned in order to stop TMJ issues from developing or getting worse.

Oral & Implant Surgery of the Lowcountry

Dr. Matt Dillard is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon dedicated to your health and well being. He is highly trained in the diagnosing and treating oral health issues of the jaw, mouth, teeth, and face and performs procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, and bone grafting at his state-of-the-art practices in Charleston and Walterboro, SC.  He also offers emergency dentistry and affordable financing through CareCredit.

Affiliations include:

  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Dental Association

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dillard use our simple online form or call us anytime at (843) 782-6725. We look forward to meeting your smile.

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2270 Ashley Crossing Dr Ste 130
Charleston, SC 29414

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506 Bells Hwy.
Walterboro, SC 29488

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