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Between the ages of 16 to 25, a person’s third molars, or wisdom teeth, are likely to erupt. These are the last set of teeth to come through and the jaw is not always able to accommodate four additional teeth. Because permanent teeth are fully developed and most people have already received orthodontic treatments, wisdom teeth will need to be removed, or extracted, so that they don’t cause serious problems, such as misalignment, infection, impaction, or bone damage.

Even if no issues are apparent, many people have their wisdom teeth removed early to head off future problems. When performed proactively and before root systems have been fully established, the surgery is usually less complicated.

At Peninsula Dentistry, Dr. James Wisner and Dr. Adam Forehand will help you avoid or remedy complications associated with wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth extraction is one of the most common oral surgeries, but we know that patients are nervous about it. Our patient-focused team will be by your side the whole way to ensure you have a positive experience. Additionally, we offer oral, intravenous and nitrous oxide sedation to help you relax during the procedure.

After the surgery, we’ll equip you with post-operative instructions to minimize discomfort and swelling and help you take excellent care of your mouth while your gums are healing. You’ll be put on a temporary soft foods diet and encouraged to rinse your mouth a few times each day until the stitches either dissolve or are removed.

We are here to help you with all of your oral health needs. We are serious about your health and care. Our expertise is supported by cutting edge technology and advanced sterilization procedures.

Contact us today to set up an evaluation of your wisdom teeth or to discuss any of your oral health needs.

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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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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538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

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

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