West Town Dental Care is Fort Mill’s expert in oral surgery.
At West Town Dental Care, our team of expert dentists has the experience and compassion to make oral surgery safe, comfortable, and pain-free for patients like you. From wisdom tooth extraction to oral trauma, dental implants, or bone and tissue grafting, we’ve helped people from all across the Fort Mill area get the relief they need.
Wisdom tooth removal
Wisdom teeth first appear for most people in their late teens and can lead to a variety of issues, including pain, infection, and swelling of the mouth. Removing them is a common surgical procedure that most people undergo to enjoy a lifetime of healthier teeth. Our dentists have the experience and care to ensure your wisdom tooth extraction, from diagnosis to healing, is as gentle and efficient as possible.
From sports injuries to accidents at home or out in the world, traumatic dental events can happen at any time. Our oral surgeons can repair these injuries and get you back to life. Whether you’ve suffered a facial fracture, jaw damage, or any other trauma to the mouth and teeth, we’re here for you with the latest technology and unrivaled experience.
A dental bone graft is a surgery performed to increase and strengthen the natural bone in your jaw. It is usually done so that dental implants can be placed. If you need dental implants, our surgeons can determine if bone grafting is necessary to restore the functionality and appearance of your smile.
Soft tissue grafting
Soft tissue grafts, also known as gum grafts, restore the gum tissue around teeth or implants to protect the teeth and provide a healthier appearance. If you’ve lost gum tissue due to periodontal disease, aging, or oral trauma, our dentists can tell you if a soft tissue graft is a good option for you.
Consult with an oral surgery expert at West Town Dental Care.
At West Town Dental Care, we’re experts in oral surgery. Utilizing the latest technology, including an iTero® Element scanner, we can create digital models of your teeth and gums to diagnose and create a personalized treatment plan. No matter what procedure you need, we’ll help you find relief and get the smile you want. Call 803-396-0400 to make an appointment today.
Damage to the jawbone can occur in areas where there are missing teeth. The jawbone can deteriorate and change the facial structure and make it unsuitable for a dental implant. Luckily, today’s technology can repair the inadequate bone in preparation for dental implants through bone grafting, restoring functionality and esthetic appearance.
When a tooth is extracted, the procedure leaves behind a small hole where the tooth once was. This socket can be very sensitive at first, which is why your provider may recommend socket preservation to go along with your extraction.
A socket or alveolar ridge preservation procedure involves placing a bone graft into the socket, where the tooth once was. The goal of socket preservation is to improve the appearance of the remaining teeth and gums and to make the process of getting a dental implant at a later visit less complicated.
Soft Tissue Grafting
Soft tissue grafting is often necessary to combat gum recession. Periodontal disease, trauma, aging, over-brushing, and poor tooth positioning are the leading causes of gum recession, which can lead to tooth-root exposure in severe cases. Recent developments in dental technology have made soft tissue grafting more predictable and less intrusive.
Sometimes trauma, gum disease, cracked or broken teeth, and tooth decay can be too significant, and despite our best efforts to save the tooth, extractions may be the best option. Here at West Town Dental Care, we will make the process as comfortable and pain-free as possible.
Other Things You Should Know
If you have suffered oral trauma in an accident, have one or more teeth that have been damaged due to decay or infection, or believe that there's an issue with your bone structure, contact West Town Dental Care for a consultation.
We also offer dental implants for patients that are missing teeth and would like the look and function of their smile restored. Call West Town Dental Care at 803-396-0400 to speak with a team member about the options available to you.