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A guide to exodontia procedures in Greenwood SC: When you may need tooth removal; what to expect

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By definition, “exodontia” is the branch of dentistry that involves extracting or removing teeth. As your warm neighborhood dentist, Christopher T. Griffin, DMD treasures the close bonds that are formed with patients. These strong relationships are characterized by routine office visits for care and education on great hygiene practices to use at home. What this means is every effort is made to prevent the need for “avoidable” extractions; however, exodontia is not unlike other branches of dentistry. There are some situations where extractions are “unavoidable” and may indeed be the healthiest approach. Types of Exodontia in Greenwood, South Carolina Simple … Continue reading

Oral Surgeon in Greenwood SC

Christopher T. Griffin D.M.D. is the best Oral Surgeon in Greenwood SC

Often, when adults hear the words “oral surgery” they immediately think of tooth extraction, pain, and fear. While it’s true that wisdom teeth or other teeth that are decayed are often one of the most frequent reasons for oral surgery, surgical treatments provided by a dentist or oral surgeon are designed to bring the patient relief from pain or cosmetic issues. Hearing that they need oral surgery can cause many patients to feel unsure or anxious about the procedure, the preparation, and the recovery. Especially if they are being referred to a new doctor that they don’t know. However, patients … Continue reading

What Greenwood, SC, dental patients need to know about wisdom teeth extractions

wisdom teeth extraction procedure from Dentist in Greenwood SC

The reason the third set of molars is called wisdom teeth is because they don’t erupt in the mouth until a later age than all the other molars, usually between the age of 17 and 25, presumably when we are wiser. For many dental patients, wisdom teeth will cause pain or discomfort and often need to be removed. Dr. Christopher Griffin helps his Greenwood, SC, patients understand their options for extraction. Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed? Wisdom teeth that erupt completely, and in the right place, can be kept healthy with good brushing and flossing habits. However, … Continue reading

Choosing an oral surgeon in Abbeville, SC

Oral Surgeon Abbeville SC

Saving a tooth, overcoming growth issues, treating or controlling serious oral disease, and healing trauma-related damage are all reasons to seek an oral surgeon. Often your primary care physician, dentist, or orthodontist will refer you. However, there are a few things to consider when choosing an oral surgeon. Reputation: How long has the oral surgeon been in business? Ideally, you want to work with someone who has built an esteemed practice through years of experience and great outcomes. Training and clinical experience: Feel free to ask the oral surgeon about his experience, background, and knowledge of your specific dental issue. Your … Continue reading

What to expect after oral surgery in the Greenwood area

What to Expect After Surgery in Greenwood

Oral surgeries such as extractions are common in the Greenwood area practice of Dr. Christopher T. Griffin. Extractions may be needed for: Troublesome wisdom teeth Teeth that have experienced severe decay Teeth with failed root canal therapy Teeth that cause overcrowding (typically done before orthodontic treatment) The preparation of full cosmetic dentures Oral surgery is typically done under anesthetics and sedation may be used to ensure patients are comfortable throughout the procedure. There is nothing for patients to fear during oral surgery, as it is painless when the proper steps have been taken. However, many patients who visit our Greenwood … Continue reading

What oral surgery procedures are available by Dr. Griffin, Greenwood dentist?

Oral Surgery Procedures Greenwood

Improving a smile may mean more than just a simple tooth whitening procedure or the placement of a dental crown. For some patients, extensive work is necessary, and may require Dr. Griffin of Greenwood to perform oral surgery procedures. Oral surgeries are used to improve the gums or bones. When used with sedation techniques and anesthesia, patients can visit Dr. Griffin and worry less about having extended work done on their smile. There are several oral surgery procedures offered at Dr. Griffin’s practice. Below are a few of the more common treatments done to make dramatic changes to patient’s smile. … Continue reading

Greenwood, SC area dentist performs oral surgery

Greenwood SC Dentist Performs Oral Surgery

Greenwood, SC area dentist, Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, wants patients to know that his practice offers some of the most versatile solutions for dental care. He assists patients in achieving and maintaining oral health so they can enjoy their smile for a lifetime. He helps patients diagnose problems that could become a bigger issue, including cavities and periodontal disease. He provides preventative care such as sealants, cleanings, and examinations. He repairs imperfections of the smile with cosmetic services, and addresses missing teeth with restorative dentistry. In addition, he offers oral surgery. Oral surgery may include dental extractions or the placement … Continue reading

Greenwood, SC, dentist explains why patients may need emergency oral surgery

Emergency Oral Surgery Greenwood SC

There are several dentistry phrases, such as “root canal,” “oral surgery,” and “extraction” that patients do their best to try to avoid hearing. Excellent brushing and flossing habits, along with good nutrition and regular visits to the dentist go a long way to helping patients keep their mouths healthy. However, an emergency that requires immediate dental attention can arise, even with the most diligent care. Dr. Christopher Griffin, DMD, of Greenwood, SC, knows that when you’re in pain or at risk of further dental complications, you need immediate attention from a dentist you trust. He urges patients who are experiencing … Continue reading

Where to find an oral surgeon near me in Greenwood

Oral Surgeon Near Me In Greenwood

There are times when patients may need to have teeth removed. In some cases, oral surgery may be completed to make room for orthodontic treatment to address overcrowding and alignment. In other situations, patients may need their wisdom teeth removed to improve oral health and eliminate the pain associated with impacted teeth. There are also times when teeth need to be removed due to large areas of decay or infection. Whatever the reason, Dr. Christopher T. Griffin offers patients a solution. Dr. Christopher T. Griffin, will perform the necessary procedures in an attempt to save the natural tooth structure, but … Continue reading

Oral Surgery Treatments

Oral Surgery Treatments Greenwood

Whether it’s removing wisdom teeth or placing dental implants, several reasons call for surgery. Dr. Christopher Griffin offers a variety of oral surgery treatments at his General and Family Dentistry office in Greenwood, SC. Some patients opt for dental implants over bridges and dentures. When placing a dental implant, Dr. Griffin exposes the bone by cutting into the gums. He drills holes in the bone to place its titanium post. This post is implanted deep into the bone and serves as a tooth root. Since the missing tooth’s left a gap, he may place a temporary denture there. The dental … Continue reading


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