Oral Surgery

Get Relief With Surgery Procedures

  • Heal more quickly with platelet-rich plasma
  • Have surgery performed by an experienced dentist
  • Choose safe & effective sedation

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Solve Dental Problems With Oral Surgery in Florence

Not all dentists perform oral surgery procedures, and dental practices that do often offer only the most basic treatments. Thanks to the expertise of our doctors, we offer a wide range of oral surgery in Florence, from tooth extractions to sinus lifts to gum grafts.


You’ll benefit from:

  • A Highly Skilled Team – Our talented dental team has 200-plus years of combined dental experience.
  • Sedation – You can choose dental sedation, which is a medication you take prior to your appointment to help you relax while we work.
  • Advanced Technology – We use 3D imaging and other high-tech equipment to plan and perform your procedures.
  • Faster Healing – We use platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a material we create by taking a small amount of your blood and running it through a centrifuge. PRP accelerates healing, reduces risk of infection, and results in faster bone growth (when used as part of a bone graft).

If you think you need an oral surgery procedure, call Advanced Dental Center at (843) 588-1919. We’re open as late as 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Get Bone Grafts, Tooth Extractions, Gum Grafts, & More

One of the requirements for dental implants is a jaw that is strong enough to support the titanium implants. If you lack adequate bone density, our team can perform treatments designed to beef up your bone structure, including:

  • Bone grafts
  • Ridge augmentation
  • Sinus lifts

We perform other oral surgery procedures as well, including:

  • Gum grafts, to repair a receding gumline and restore it to health
  • Tooth extractions, including wisdom teeth removal
  • Apicoectomy, a variation of a root canal
  • Residual root removal, to remove a tooth root left behind after an extraction
  • Drainage of an abscessed tooth to relieve pain and restore your oral health

For oral surgery in Florence, call Advanced Dental Center at (843) 588-1919, or use our online form to request an appointment.

Common Questions About Oral Surgery

There are many reasons you may need an oral surgery procedure. One of the most common is to remove teeth, whether you need to make room for dentures or avoid future dental problems. You may also need gum surgery to repair damaged gums. If you are getting implants, you may need a procedure such as a bone graft or sinus lift to ensure your jaw is strong enough to support them.

The type of oral surgery you have will ultimately determine how much discomfort you feel, but rest assured our goal is always to provide the most comfortable dental care we can. For most of the oral surgery procedures we perform, over-the-counter pain relievers will take care of any discomfort. If needed, your dentist can prescribe something stronger to help you through the healing process.

You’ll need to avoid smoking for at least 12 hours prior to oral surgery (and 24 hours after). We perform most oral surgeries using only local anesthesia, so you’ll be able to enjoy a light meal several hours beforehand. We’ll give you more specific instructions. It’s a good idea to take off work or school for at least a day or two, depending on the kind of surgery you receive.

Meet Your Compassionate Florence, SC Dentists

Dr. Joseph Griffin

Dr. Joseph Griffin is a member of the South Carolina Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has received the South Carolina Palmetto Patriot award from the lieutenant governor’s office.

Dr. John Thomas Hess

Dr. John Thomas Hess graduated with honors from Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He received advanced training in many aspects of dentistry during a general practice residency program in Columbia, SC.

Dr. Daniel Visel

Dentistry was the natural choice for Dr. Daniel Visel to combine his interest in the medical field with his natural problem-solving abilities and love of fixing things with his hands.

Dr. Eric Thiede

Dr. Thiede loves being able to offer solutions to his patients. He communicates well and educates patients so they can achieve their oral health goals.

Dr. Jonathan Thomas

Dr. Thomas has a passion for dentistry that stems from a love of fixing things.

Visit an Award-Winning Dental Team

We’re proud that our community selected us as Best Dentist in SCNow’s “Best of the Pee Dee” awards in 2015, 2017, and 2018.


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