Oral Surgery Procedures in Charlotte, NC

Serenity Family Dentistry – Oral Surgery

At Serenity Family Dentistry in Charlotte, we understand that even with good oral hygiene and preventive care, that there are times when oral surgery is needed. Common causes can range from poor dental care, injury, impacted teeth or having wisdom teeth extracted.

Your dentist will evaluate your condition and make recommendations for your care.

Preventive Care

Preventive care, along with regularly scheduled dental checkups, goes far in addressing many oral diseases before it becomes necessary to remove teeth. Regular cleanings, periodontal work, and sealants help curb gum disease.


With gum disease, gums can weaken to the point where they can no longer keep teeth secured. They may loosen. When gum disease advances too much, your dentist may recommend pulling the tooth. Root canals address dying nerves in teeth. When left unmanaged, the tooth can weaken at the root to a point where it needs to come out.

Baby teeth may need to be extracted to make room for primary teeth to grow in.

Wisdom Teeth

Why pull wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth come in late. When they arrive, they often grow in at different angles than your other teeth. When they grow toward another tooth, they crowd your other teeth. This is called impacted teeth. Having impacted wisdom teeth can result in extreme pain where the teeth meet. It can also force other teeth to grow in a different direction as the wisdom tooth grows. Worse, it could severely damage neighboring teeth.

With wisdom teeth located so far in the back of the mouth, they are also harder to clean thoroughly, resulting in a higher chance of gum disease.

Many people put off having wisdom teeth extracted because they believe it will hurt. With oral sedation or local anesthesia, you should experience very little pain, but you could sense pressure as the teeth are pulled.

After Oral Surgery Care

Be sure to talk to your oral surgeon about how to care for your mouth as you recover. Avoid chewing harder foods during recovery. Stick with foods like:

  • Smoothies and shakes
  • Gelatin
  • Pudding
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Broth

After your surgery, your dentist may prescribe pain relievers, but over-the-counter pain medicine may be effective if you are not in too much pain. Also:

  • Rinse your mouth out throughout the day with warm salt water.
  • Resist hard foods.
  • Resume brushing your teeth as you become more comfortable taking care to be gentle near the wounds.
  • For wisdom teeth, keep gauze in a while after surgery.
  • Watch for excessive bleeding.

Your smile is your first impression. Serenity Family Dentistry has helped children and adults to find their perfect smiles. For more information, call us for a personal consultation.

Call us today at (704) 365-0006 to schedule an appointment or register for an appointment. Proudly serving the metro Charlotte area.

At Serenity Family Dentistry in Charlotte, we are creating beautiful smiles with a gentle touch.

Our Happy Customers

"I had my first crown put in this past month. SFD, was forever patient as I was dealing with a cough, and continually had to ask to stop for a moment. The team is kind, sweet, and very thorough in explaining what's going on, and the costs, before any work begins. We were honestly thinking of finding a dentist closer to our home, but the staff at SFD has made this drive worth it for my family."

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"Dr. Attaway and her team are thorough and compassionate. They explain procedures and reasons for treatment plans recommended. I was a patient of this clinic prior to Dr. Attaway's arrival, and am pleased that Debbie and Laura are still there, and the new additions are also very nice."

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"Debbie is a great and personable hygienist and Dr. Attaway is gentle and kind. They were very honest with me about my teeth and how I should take care of them. Dr. Attaway even recommended a new mouth wash so that I could hopefully avoid a cavity. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dentist."

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