Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are usually removed during the late teens or early 20s.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth.

Jaw Surgery

Jaw surgery may be needed when jaws and teeth don’t meet correctly.

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

The third set of molars, more commonly known as “Wisdom Teeth”, tend to come in between the ages of 17-25 years old. The removal of one or more third molars is a relatively common procedure, performed on some 5 million patients every year. After a thorough examination and diagnostic tests, such as x-rays or a CT scan, you may be told that you should have your wisdom teeth surgically removed.

While there are many oral surgeons that pull teeth in the Unifour area, the doctors at Foothills Oral Surgery is next level. They provide a patient-first atmosphere, centered around you. Your appointment means no more worrying. We have built our reputation around making sure you are properly cared for, before, during and after your oral surgery appointment.

Dental Implants

Dental implants provide a long term solution for replacing missing teeth. More and more people are opting in for dental implants – and they have an overall success rate of 95%.

The use of dental implants has become a go-to option for bringing a patient back to great dental health. Implants are almost always the better option when deciding between implants and dentures. The added structural integrity provided by implants gives a much-needed sense of security to patients who might have suffered discomfort for years before. If you think you might be at a point where you need to go that extra step to feel better about your smile, schedule an appointment to discuss your options.

Tooth Extractions

Even with proper dental care, teeth age and can decay or break. Many damaged teeth can be repaired with fillings or crowns, but when the damage or decay is excessive, the tooth should be removed. Tooth extraction may not seem complicated, but tooth removal should only be performed by a professional – and in most cases, during a visit to an oral surgeon.

Common reasons for tooth removal include:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Severe decay
  • Broken or fractured teeth

Preferred Providers

Foothills Oral Surgery is the Preferred Provider of oral surgery, wisdom teeth and dental implants for many area employers. No matter where you live or work, we’re close to one of our convenient offices in Hickory, Lincolnton and Statesville.

Foothills Oral Surgery is the Preferred Provider for many area employers.

Patient Testimonials

     
Foothills Oral Surgery is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on approximately 105 reviews from around the Web.
2022-10-16
     
Our family loves Dr. Richardson, he has taken care of four of us. We have used Hickory and Statesville offices. All of the staff are AWESOME.
Brandy R.
2022-09-27
     
Excellent experience. NP made me comfortable while we waited, all the way up to the dentist coming in to do procedure. Thank you!
Adriana D.
2022-09-16
     
Great staff. Made me feel comfortable. Thank you Dr. Darab for reassuring me everything was going to alright.
Janice M.
2022-09-13
     
These doctors & their staff are engaging, courteous, professional, informative and I believe I had the very best care, given my excellent recovery.
Robin B.
2022-09-12
     
Dr. Jesse Onekhena was excellent! He removed two teeth and did a bone graft and I had no pain during or after surgery at all. Connie Hill
Connie N.
2022-09-03
     
The day after I am pain free. Thank youDr. Jesse Onekhena and your team.
Jerry B.
2022-08-25
     
Dr Richardson is great and did a wonderful job of extracting my husband’s tooth.
Peggy S.
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Office Locations and Contact Information

Hickory Office

Street Address:
3452 Graystone Place, SE, Conover, NC 28613
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2526, Hickory, NC 28603
Phone: 828-322-1667 | Fax: 828-324-5877
Office Hours:
Mon – Thurs 8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday: By Appointment Only

Lincolnton Office

Street Address and Mailing Address:
701 S. Laurel Street, Suite 2, Lincolnton, NC 28092
Phone: 704-732-7477 | Fax 704-732-9920
Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Statesville Office

Street and Mailing Address:
1306 Davie Avenue, Statesville, NC 28677
Phone: 704-873-6988 | Fax: 704-873-8019
Office Hours: By Appointment Only