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:
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Five-Star Google Reviews from Our Smiling Patients
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.View On Google
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...View On Google
What Sets Our Office Apart?
Get to Know 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.
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
Our Featured Procedures
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.
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.
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.
A Look at the Bone Grafting Procedure
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.