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Emergency Dentist

Trauma to the teeth and gums is an obvious emergency, but painful swelling and tooth pain are also reasons to see an emergency dentist.

Prompt action by Dr. Mark Dillard at Oral & Implant Surgery of the Lowcountry can help you avoid complications and permanent damage.

Our surgical centers in Charleston and Walterboro, SC, offer timely and compassionate emergency dentistry.

Having an Emergency? Contact an Emergency Dentist

Dr. Dillard is a board-certified oral surgeon who has the advanced training to handle dental emergencies ranging from a knocked-out tooth to facial or oral trauma. Many dentists in the Lowcountry region confidently refer their dental patients to us.

Even if you are not sure whether you need an emergency dentist, you can call our office and we can advise you. If it is an emergency, we will work to arrange a same-day appointment.



John Hensel


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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!!

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Stephanie Cruz


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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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We Use Today's Most Sophisticated Technology

The top-of-the-line technology used at Oral & Implant Surgery of the Lowcountry can be invaluable in a dental emergency. For example, our CBCT scanners take 3D images of your teeth and jawbone within seconds, giving us the most accurate information to diagnose and treat your condition. 

Get The Dental Care You Need Today

While no one expects a dental emergency, you can certainly expect the best care at Oral & Implant Surgery of the Lowcountry. We will make sure you are seen promptly and receive the most appropriate and effective form of treatment. Call or message our offices in Walterboro or Charleston, SC, now to make an appointment:

(843) 410-5766

Emergency Dental Care Services

Our Charleston, SC, practice is equipped to handle virtually any dental emergency you or your loved ones may be experiencing. Once we diagnose the issue, we may recommend one or more of the following:
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Root Canal

When bacteria and decay reach the inner chamber of a tooth, it results in a dental infection. This can cause sharp pain, swelling, and discoloration of the tooth. A root canal can eliminate the infection and save the natural tooth by completely removing the soft tissue within the tooth and protecting the hard exterior with a filling or dental crown.

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Fillings & Dental Crowns

If you are experiencing tooth pain that is caused by a fracture or cavity, we can repair the structure of your tooth with either a filling or dental crown. Both treatments protect the weak area of your enamel and can prevent further decay and infection of the tooth. 

Knocked out tooth

Avulsed Tooth Repair

A knocked-out tooth (also known as an avulsed tooth) requires immediate attention from an emergency dentist. It is possible to reattach the tooth if the root remains viable. Dr. Dillard will remove the damaged nerves and tissue and secure the tooth in place with a splint until the root reattaches to the bone. 

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Emergency Tooth Extraction

Certain cases of impaction, infection, or trauma might require an emergency tooth extraction. Dr. Dillard will administer a local anesthetic and remove the affected tooth. Once you have healed, we can replace the tooth with one of our many restorative solutions, including restorations supported by dental implants. 

Replacing Your Teeth With Dental Implants

If your dental emergency caused you to lose one or more of your natural teeth, don't worry. Our Charleston practice offers top-of-the-line restorative dentistry with dental implants. Implants are inserted into the jaw to replace lost tooth roots, creating a permanent foundation for a dental prosthetic. Another important benefit of this treatment is that implants provide the stimulation needed to halt jawbone atrophy following tooth loss.

Once we treat your dental emergency, we can help you decide if dental implants are the best way to restore your smile.

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"I would recommend this office to anyone!"


Aimar McQueeney


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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. Both the Mount Pleasant and West Ashley locations are top notch medical facilities.

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MissShoRight Shosho


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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!

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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) 410-5766. We look forward to meeting your smile.

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