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
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.
We strive to make our patients comfortable by staffing only the most knowledgeable, qualified, and caring personnel. We are dedicated to your health and wellbeing and committed to providing the latest surgical techniques to help our patients reach their goals.
What Sets Our Office Apart?
Why Charleston Chooses Us For Their Oral Surgery Needs
Dr. Dillard is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has been practicing for nearly two decades, including three years of active duty with the U.S. Navy. He served as Department Head of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the U.S Navy Hospital in Okinawa. You can expect the highest quality of surgical and dental care from him and his expert staff.
Dr. Dillard takes the time to get to know his patients and their oral health goals. When creating the teams for his offices in Charleston and Walterboro, he chose people with the same caring attitude. Both offices pride themselves on ensuring patients are comfortable throughout their visits and procedures.
In addition to selecting people with heart, Dr. Dillard made a point to select the most knowledgeable and qualified people for Oral & Implant Surgery of the Lowcountry. Our high standards ensure patients can be confident in their treatment.
Dr. Dillard continues to stay up-to-date on the latest innovations within the dental and oral surgery industry. This is why our office uses state-of-the-art technology for all our treatment options.
Book Your Appointment
Your first appointment at our Charleston office will allow you to meet our entire team and learn more about oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Our maxillofacial surgeon will give you a complete exam to determine the appropriate treatment. This initial consultation allows you to ask any questions about oral and maxillofacial surgery and the treatments recommended.
Dr. Dillard understands the importance of his patients being informed about all of their treatment options and is happy to take the time to answer your questions and relieve any anxiety you may be feeling. Contact us to ask questions or book an appointment with Dr. Dillard.
We Pride Ourselves on Five-Star Customer Service "Perfection from Start to Finish!! "
Excellent customer service! I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed here at once. They explained the entire procedure to me before I decided to go ahead and have the surgery. The staff was extremely professional and made sure that I was comfortable the entire time. I would recommend this office to anyone! I was also impressed with how clean the office and operating room was!View On Google
Regarding Our 97 yr. Old Mother...Our Dentist referred her to Dr. Dillard for Extraction of badly decayed tooth that was causing our precious Mom much pain. Well if we could leave 10 Stars we would! Perfection from Start to Finish!! She was treated like she was Their Mom!! Dr. Dillard called Nursing home to check on Mom the Next Day...Thank You Dr. Dillard!! His Assistant ...well She also treated Mom with same compassion!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. DILLARD and His Staff!!View On Google
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.
More Five-Star Reviews From Our Charleston Community
THANK YOU DR DILLARD!! I had wisdom teeth removal and the experience with him and his staff was awesome!! They made me comfortable and I felt well taken care of!! I had to revisit the office today as a follow up. Again the service was consistently at a level of excellence! HIS ASSISTANT was amazing as well and I am appreciative!!View On Google
I can not say enough good things about this office and Dr. Dillard! I was going to have to wait two weeks just to get an appointment at all of the other oral surgeons in town, but Dr. Dillard's office got me in super quickly and they were extremely nice! I will be recommending them everyone I know!View On Google