Why Choose Our Practice?

Charleston‘s Top Oral Surgeons

Oral surgery is one of the most challenging and highly specialized fields in dental medicine. It requires years of additional education and training after dental school and active residency at a teaching hospital. If your dentist has referred you to OMSA, they are confident our surgeons will perform your oral surgery with precision and skill. As oral surgeons, we offer many advantages for our patients that result in exemplary results.


While your dentist may occasionally perform specific oral surgery procedures such as tooth extractions, this is not the focus of their practice. Our surgeons bring years of experience and training in oral surgery, performing complex procedures daily and augmenting their experience with hundreds and even thousands of hours of continuing education. We are dedicated to providing our patients with leading-edge and evidence-based treatment approaches.

Some of the procedures performed daily in our offices include:

Exceptional Care

Oral surgery is not simply an operation. We consider the treatment plan, pre-operative care, and post-operative care as essential to great results as the surgery itself. To ensure you are treated as the VIP (Very Important Patient) you are, our staff is regularly trained in post-op care, surgical assistance, and a broad range of skills to ensure our comfort and safety.

Clear Communication

Understanding your procedure and the expected results is crucial to successful recovery. We explain procedures clearly, answer your questions in detail, and respect your concerns. You will never be ignored or overlooked. Our surgeons and dental care team walk you through every oral surgery procedure, fully answering your questions and educating you on what to expect before and after oral surgery. We believe that patient education helps foster appropriate at-home aftercare for complete and quick recovery.

Oral Surgery Innovations

We are not satisfied with performing oral surgery without using all the latest innovations at our disposal to minimize the risk of infection and improve every outcome.

  • 3D digital imaging provides enhanced, highly accurate images of your teeth, gums, and soft tissues so we can develop highly precise treatment plans.
  • Platelet-Rich Fibrin is a technique we use to allow your body to use your own white blood cells to take advantage of normal healing pathways to reduce pain and facilitate faster healing times
  • EXPAREL, an ultra-long-acting local anesthetic (numbing medication), is used for targeted pain control to reduce or eliminate the need for narcotics or opioids.
  • A complete range of anesthesia options allows us to tailor your sedation to your needs and comfort level.
  • Hospital-grade surgical suites are conveniently located in our office for outpatient oral surgery.

Less Anxiety

Our serene, attractive office and attentive, friendly team will put you at ease the minute you walk in. Throughout your visit, our staff members will attend to your comfort and support you regardless of your anxiety level. Our oral surgery care team gets to know you as a person and will support you in any way needed to reduce your anxiety.

Choosing compassionate, experienced surgeons is one of your most important decisions. We strive daily to ensure our reputation stands on its own so that you will select OMSA for all your oral surgery needs.

To discuss your oral surgery needs and how we can meet and exceed them, contact our office at Charleston Office Phone Number 843-554-5003 or email us at: [email protected]. We are happy to schedule you for a consultation with Dr. Porter or Dr. Ratliff.

Get the Best & Most Comfortable Oral Surgery Experience

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