A Board-Certified Oral Surgeon Serving Patients With Honesty and Integrity
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Dental emergencies ranging from knocked-out teeth to oral trauma are time-sensitive issues that can worsen without prompt care from a professional. Preserve your health and smile with emergency treatment. Dr. Matt Dillard combines advanced training with advanced technology to treat a range of issues and quickly get your oral health back on track. Send us a message or call us in Charleston, SC.
Welcome to Oral and Implant Surgery of the Lowcountry Providing Advanced Oral Surgery and Dental Care in Charleston, SC
Getting to Our Charleston, SC, Office
Our Charleston dental office is in Ste. 130 of the West Ashley Medical Center on Ashley Crossing Dr., just around the corner from Paul Cantrell Blvd. and I-526. This private building has plenty of parking right outside, so you won't have to spend time looking for a spot.
Dr. Matt Dillard Is More Than a Regular Dentist Meet Our Board-Certified Oral Surgeon
All oral surgeons are dentists, but not all dentists are oral surgeons. Our oral surgeon, Dr. Matt Dillard, received his degree in dentistry from the Medical University of South Carolina. He went on to complete an additional four years of education, training, and residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Ohio State University and graduated in 2003. Dr. Dillard then entered active duty with the U.S. Navy. After completing his service in 2006, he, his wife, and their three children returned to the Charleston area, where Dr. Dillard has been practicing ever since.
In addition to having years of training beyond dentists, Dr. Dillard is also a board-certified oral surgeon. This designation is only awarded to practitioners who have a demonstrated track record of exceptional knowledge, advanced skill, and excellent patient results. If you're in need of complex dental care, trust your health and smile to a professional like Dr. Matt Dillard.
Our Mission Statement
We strive to make our patients comfortable by staffing only the most knowledgeable, qualified, and caring personnel. We are dedicated to your health and well-being and committed to providing the latest surgical techniques to help our patients reach their goals.
Let's Get Your Smile Back on Track Request a Consultation With Dr. Dillard
To successfully treat dental issues like missing teeth and oral trauma, you need more than a dentist. You need a specialist, a patient-focused dental team, and modern dental technology—all of which you can find at Oral & Implant Surgery of the Lowcountry. Getting started is as easy as requesting a consultation with us
As a compassionate and experienced oral surgeon, Dr. Dillard will sit down with you so you can detail your precise needs from treatment. He can then design a dental plan tailored uniquely to you and explain each step in detail so you feel confident and empowered in the course of your care.
Ready to meet with Dr. Dillard? You can send us a message online or call our office in Charleston, SC, at:
Our Featured Procedures
Dental implants are the best option for replacing teeth because they are the only treatment that can prevent jawbone atrophy. When you lose a tooth, the underlying jawbone begins to deteriorate due to lack of stimulation from the tooth roots. Over time, this deterioration can cause your facial appearance to change and your remaining teeth to shift or even fall out.
Prevent these problems and enjoy a complete smile once again with dental implants. Implants are anchored in the jawbone and support lifelike restorations–replacing teeth from root to crown. This treatment option can transform your dental function and confidence when you look in the mirror.
Dental implants are a wonderful treatment for missing teeth, but not every patient immediately qualifies for them. Because they are surgically embedded in the jawbone, they require a sufficient amount of bone tissue for placement. If your jaw has weakened to the point where it cannot support dental implants, a bone graft can restore your candidacy.
During the bone grafting procedure, Dr. Dillard replenishes lost tissue in affected areas of the jaw to create a strong and stable foundation for implants and restorations. We offer multiple grafting methods and make use of advanced imaging to deliver more precise treatment with better outcomes.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Are you dealing with dental pain, swollen gums, or a persistent bad taste in your mouth? You may need your wisdom teeth removed. Even if your wisdom teeth don't cause you trouble, it's worth visiting a dentist or oral surgeon to explore extraction.
If wisdom teeth emerge from the gums at an angle or fail to emerge at all, it can lead to cavities, dental infections, or dental shifting that requires orthodontic treatment to correct.
Removing them now can save you time and money on avoidable dentistry in the future. Even better, wisdom teeth don't have to be replaced–you just need one virtually painless procedure and you're done.
A Complete List of Our Treatments
- Tooth Extractions
- Implant Dentistry
- Bone Grafting
- Facial Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery
- Impacted Canines
- Corrective Jaw Surgery
- Sedation Dentistry and Anesthesia
- Oral Diagnosis and Biopsies
- Snoring and Sleep Apnea
- Dental Emergencies
Sedation Is Available Upon Request
When performed by a skilled oral surgeon with an eye for precision, dental treatments like teeth extractions and implant placement aren't especially painful. However, we understand that factors like dental anxiety, sensitive teeth and gums, and trouble sitting still can make dental care a stressful experience. We offer sedation dentistry so you can undergo any treatment you need with greater comfort and peace of mind.
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Patient Praise for Dr. Dillard "So kind and courteous!"
"My 89 year-old Dad had to have eight teeth extracted. Dr. Dillard and his staff did an excellent job and showed him great respect and were so kind and courteous! I highly recommend this team to anyone needing any kind of dental surgery!" Elaine Helm