At The Smile Center, we provide most of your family’s oral surgery needs so you won’t have to worry about seeing an outside specialist. You’ll feel better if your oral surgery is performed by a dentist you know and trust!
For more information on oral surgery services at our Murrells Inlet, SC dentist office and our Georgetown, SC dentist office, call The Smile Center today.
Building up your Bone Quality with Oral Surgery
Perhaps our most common oral surgery is tooth extractions. Not surprisingly, given Dr. John Miller’s expertise with dental implants, we also offer several procedures that can make you a better candidate for implants.
In addition to gentle tooth extractions, we offer these procedures:
- Ridge augmentations. We use various techniques to increase the quality and/or quantity of your tissues and bone structure in areas where you’ll receive dental implants.
- Sinus lifts. This surgery adds bone to your upper jaw.
- Bone grafts. We add small amounts of bone or bone-like material to your jaw to get it in shape for a dental implant.
Dr. Miller received special training in all of these procedures at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Providing Dental Anxiety Relief
We’ll thoroughly numb your mouth with local anesthesia for oral surgery. We use a tool called The Wand® that makes us more precise in locating the best site for your anesthesia and using the right amount. It even helps lessen residual numbness after your procedure so you won’t have problems talking, eating, and drinking.
And we offer two forms of dental sedation to relax you: nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) and oral sedatives.