Our own Dr. Edward Strauss breaks down oral surgery on Live 5 News. He explained the most common procedures, such as general extractions, wisdom teeth extractions, dental implants, facial trauma and facial aesthetics. Dr. Strauss also explains that in addition to receiving a Doctorate of Dental Medicine, oral surgeons also complete a four-to-six year residency program focused on oral and maxillofacial surgery. The Surgeons at Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery stand behind their work, and guarantee dental implants for life.
Our own Dr. Aaron Sarathy talks with WCSC Live 5 News about dental implants. If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants can help build a new foundation for a healthy, new smile. Dental implants are a great option for most patients with missing teeth, and, in most cases, the recovery is minimal with very little down time.
Our own Dr. A. Drane Oliphant talks with WCSC Live 5 News about wisdom teeth and how the holidays are a perfect time for teens and young adults to have them removed.
Dr. Oliphant also talks about Exparel, a new non-narcotic option for pain relief. This new local analgesic provides long-lasting post-surgical pain control, helping to cut down on the need for pain medications and the potential for opioid abuse.
In 2010, more than 12 million patients reported using prescription pain medications non-medically and 5.1 million people were classified as prescription opioid abusers. Every day, approximately 2,100 adolescents aged 12-17 years use a prescription pain reliever non-medically for the first time.
At Charleston Oral And Facial Surgery, all of our surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. You might be wondering, why is this important or how does this benefit patients? Well, let’s dig a little deeper!