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Can a Knocked-Out Tooth Be Saved?

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One of the most alarming dental emergencies is having a tooth knocked out, whether due to an accident, sports injury, or any other unforeseen incident. The sudden gap in your smile, coupled with the shock of the trauma, can be distressing. However, there’s hope! At Peninsula Dentistry, we’ve assisted many patients with knocked-out teeth, and…

Invisalign and Knowing When to Take Out Your Trays

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At Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we believe that a beautiful smile can boost your confidence and improve your overall oral health. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth discreetly, Invisalign might be the perfect solution for you. Invisalign aligners are a popular choice among our Charleston patients due to their effectiveness and…

The Ultimate Guide to Sedation Dentistry

Visiting the dentist can cause anxiety and fear for many individuals, and even prevent them from seeking essential dental care. At Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of providing a comfortable and stress-free experience for our patients. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry, a revolutionary approach that allows patients to receive the…

Are You a Candidate for Six Month Smiles?

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Having a confident and radiant smile can boost your self-esteem and leave a lasting impression. If you’re looking for a quick and effective way to straighten your teeth, Six Month Smiles short-term orthodontics offered at Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Charleston could be the perfect solution. In this blog post, we will discuss the…

Don’t Like Your CPAP? Try OPTISLEEP

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Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy has long been the gold standard for managing sleep apnea. However, some patients find it challenging to adapt to wearing a CPAP mask during sleep. At Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of…

Does Your Dentist Use Laser Dentistry?

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Laser technology has revolutionized many industries and healthcare fields. Dentistry is no different. In fact, dental lasers are quickly becoming the most preferred means of protecting, improving and repairing your teeth and gums. Not only are dental lasers a win for patients in terms of comfort and healing, but they are also beneficial for dentists…

Why Do I Keep Getting Cavities?

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No one wants to hear they have a cavity. Most of us were taught at a young age that brushing and flossing is how we prevent cavities. But what if you maintain five-star dental hygiene habits at home and still get told by your dentist that you have cavities? If you can’t blame your tooth…

Tooth Pain Vs. Jaw Pain

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While there are different types and levels of oral pain, any form of dental discomfort can be disruptive. In fact, both tooth pain and jaw pain can make it difficult to eat, sleep or even concentrate in some cases. While your jaw and your teeth are both components of your dental health, it is important…

Why Are You Scared of the Dentist?

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While a majority of Americans don’t necessarily look forward to going to the dentist, there is a notable percentage (15%) that suffer from true dental anxiety. Dental anxiety, also called dental fear or dental phobia, is a real condition. Unfortunately, it can be the obstacle that keeps someone from getting the dental are they need…

Benefits of a Straighter Smile

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When it comes to having a well-aligned smile, there’s more to benefit from than just the attractive appearance of straight teeth. It turns out that the straighter your smile is, the better your dental health (and your self-confidence) can be. You see, when teeth are misaligned, it can lead to several different secondary problems. One…

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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. James B. Wisner

Dr. James B. Wisner was raised in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud High School. He graduated from The Honors College at The University of South Carolina in 1996 and received his D.M.D. degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Wisner served in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spangdahlem, Germany…

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Dr. Caitlin McPherson

Dr. Caitlin McPherson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. A graduate of Porter Gaud High School, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Dr. McPherson earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She is an…

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Dr. Luke E. Severance

Dr. Luke E. Severance

Dr. Luke E. Severance believes dentistry goes far beyond just treating teeth – it’s about building lasting relationships and making a genuine difference in the lives of his patients. Dr. Severance was raised in Florence, South Carolina and graduated with summa cum laude from the University of South Carolina. He went on to receive his…

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Dentistry should be as affordable as it is high-quality. At Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we firmly believe that the terms of a dental insurance plan (or lack thereof) should not dictate the quality of care our patients deserve. That’s why we are pleased to offer our in-house savings plan.

Now, patients who are uninsured can STILL save on general, preventative, and even ortho services!


538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481
FAX: (843) 577-4653

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