If you or a family member are in need of oral surgery, you can receive it at Stono Dental Care from the team you trust! Dr. Game performs a selection of oral surgeries to ensure you receive complete dental care under one roof.
The skilled team at Stono Dental Care is highly trained in oral surgery. From bone graft surgery to wisdom teeth removal, our team is here to serve and support the communities surrounding Johns Island, West Ashley, Rantowles, and Charleston, SC! We'll always prioritize your comfort throughout each procedure and provide detailed aftercare instructions!
Tooth extractions can be necessary in case of emergency, or as a preventive measure to protect against further damage. Dr. Game provides tooth extractions for patients who are experiencing pain, have had an oral injury, or have an infected tooth damaged beyond repair.
Preventive tooth extractions are most often performed in the case of wisdom teeth removal. With every patient, Dr. Game performs a complete dental exam and series of digital x-rays to determine the best route of treatment, whether it be a simple or surgical extraction!
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Having your wisdom teeth removed before they erupt helps preserve your healthy teeth and can save you from more expensive, extensive dental work in the future — it's important to have them removed if your dentist recommends it!
Wisdom teeth are also referred to as the third set of molars, and typically come in between the ages of 16 and 21. Because they emerge much later in life than our other permanent teeth, these third molars can cause major problems when they grow in. There typically isn't enough room left for wisdom teeth to come in safely — meaning they can grow into your other molars and cause cracking, fracturing, or crowding.
Avoid the potential damage to your smile and schedule a wisdom teeth consultation with Dr. Game. During your appointment, Dr. Game will take digital x-rays to locate your wisdom teeth and discuss a personalized treatment plan for removal. Our advanced dental technologies will help Dr. Game determine when it's safest for you to have your wisdom teeth removed and make the process as seamless as possible!
Laser Gingival Teeth Recontouring
If uneven gums or excessive gum tissue are changing the appearance of your teeth and keeping you from your best, most balanced smile, laser gingival recontouring could be the right treatment for you. This laser gum reshaping treatment is used to remove excess gum tissue and sculpt an even gum line, helping you achieve a perfectly proportionate smile. Laser recontouring treatments are less invasive, less painful, and more time-efficient compared to traditional gum reshaping.
Damage to the jaw bone can make it impossible to support a dental implant without additional, targeted treatments. If you've experienced damage to the jaw bone or the effects of periodontal disease, Dr. Game may recommend bone graft surgery, or natural bone regeneration. This procedure promotes regeneration and bone growth in the jaw, helping the jaw to regain the strength necessary to support your dental implant.
Sinus lift surgery, also referred to as maxillary sinus elevation, allows greater stability for dental implants. In this procedure, Dr. Game will use a bone graft to provide additional support for patients who do not have enough bone height to support a dental implant, or whose sinuses are too close or too large to support an implant.
A frenectomy is performed when a thin muscular attachment within the mouth, called a frenum, inhibits normal oral function. There are two frenums in the mouth, one under the tongue and one near the top row of teeth. When either one affects tongue function or tooth placement, a frenectomy may be recommended. This simple, quick procedure will shorten the frenum and restore normal functioning of the tongue — making way for normal speech, swallowing, and eating.
Healthy gums are the foundation of a healthy smile! If you are experiencing abnormalities in the gingival tissue surrounding your teeth, Dr. Game can perform a gum biopsy to test the tissue and diagnose the cause.
For patients whose gums have symptoms like a persistent sore or lesion, swelling, white or red-colored patches, loosening of the teeth, and more, contact us to get them checked right away!
Sedation Dentistry for Oral Surgeries
At Stono Dental Care, we understand dental procedures can make patients feel anxious, nervous, or uncomfortable. To make your experience as possible, we offer sedation dentistry for those who experience dental anxiety or have special healthcare needs.
Dr. Game and his professional team have the necessary expertise to provide patients of all ages with a comprehensive selection of dental care and oral surgeries. Oral health care is our passion, and with our advanced technologies, each procedure is delivered with efficiency and comfort. We look forward to taking care of you and your movie star smile!
Seeking oral surgery near Johns Island, West Ashley, Hollywood, Rantowles, and Charleston, SC? Call our office today to schedule your consultation!