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Easing Your Fears About Tooth Extraction

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When it comes to a tooth that is struggling to survive, there are many specialized dental treatments like root canal therapy, dental crowns and fillings that can save a compromised tooth. However, some teeth are beyond repair or pose a risk to your oral health. In such cases, tooth removal or extraction may be recommended.

A tooth extraction may sound painful, but our gentle dentistry techniques at Peninsula Dentistry make it as quick and comfortable as possible. Not only do we offer a relaxing, soothing environment for our patients, but we also provide sedation dentistry options for those that have anxiety about having a tooth removed. To further put your mind at ease, our office proudly utilizes advanced dental technology for painless dentistry, including the Lightwalker Dental Laser and the Dental Wand for single tooth anesthesia. These tools allow for less pain during treatment and much faster recovery time.

What to Expect with Tooth Removal

Most teeth can be removed in just a few minutes. Front or anterior teeth are the simplest, with incisors and canines only having one root to dislodge. Molars can have 2-4 roots, making them slightly more difficult. Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most commonly performed extraction procedures. Our dentist at Peninsula Dentistry is experienced in removing all types of teeth with little force and stress on the mouth. Once the tooth is removed, the area is sterilized and packed to allow it to heal.

After wisdom teeth removal or other types of tooth extraction, you will be given special instructions on how to care for your gums to allow them to heal. Medications can be used to dull any discomfort and rest is recommended to give your body a chance to recover. The swelling and discomfort usually dissipates within two days and the site can heal in 1-2 weeks.

If you need tooth removal or oral surgery, we invite you to consider Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. We will make the experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Always let us know about your fears and anxiety upfront so that we can best prepare for your visit.

Posted on behalf of Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481

FAX: (843) 577-4653

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Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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Absolutely phenomenal dental office. Not only are the dentists outstanding at their craft but, like every person in the office, they are incredibly friendly and genuine. And that is so important. I earnestly recommend Peninsula if you are looking for the highest quality care, expertise and, equally important, quality people. I would give them 10 stars if I could.
Matthew W. L.
The BEST dentist. Megan the hygienist is always so professional and thorough! Every time I have a visit here the staff from the front desk to back are always so efficient and courteous. Dr. McPherson is an amazing dentist and always takes time to explain everything in a way that makes sense. I will only go to Peninsula for all my dental needs!
Dana M.
Excellent staff and excellent experience from entering until leaving. Dr. McPherson is terrific!! Her assistant Kate is very knowledgeable and caring. I felt like I had two dentist attending to me. This was my first visit to this practice. I’ll always remain a patient due to my experience
John C.

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 as a Captain in the United States Air Force for three years where he completed an AEGD residency and was certified in Intravenous Conscious Sedation.

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 active member of The American Dental Association and The Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. McPherson performs all aspects of general dentistry and is Invisalign certified. Dr. McPherson especially enjoys treating pediatric patients.

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538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone (843) 507-5481
Fax (843) 577-4653
Email

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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