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Dr. Kent E. Moore M.D., D.D.S., Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr. Kent E. Moore M.D., D.D.S.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon | Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

1718 E 4th St Suite 804 Charlotte NC, 28204

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Dr. Kent Moore is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon practicing in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Moore specializes in the treatment of problems related to the face, mouth and jaws. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Moore is a unique dental specialist who can provide emergency medicine, perform general surgery and give anesthesia. These medical doctors are the only type of medical care specialist who can administer anesthesia, besides anesthesiologists. Typical procedures performed by Dr. Moore are tooth extractions, especially wisdom teeth, corrective jaw surgery, cleft palate surgery and reconstructive surgery after an injury. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can also perform dental work including placing dental implants. These surgeons might also deal with conditions of sleep apnea, oral cancers and more.

Education and Training

Year MD

Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medic 1993

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 20 years of experience
Dr. Kent E. Moore M.D., D.D.S.
Dr. Kent E. Moore M.D., D.D.S.'s Expert Contributions
  • What can an oral surgeon do about teeth grinding?

    Tooth grinding - recognized and nocturnal "bruxism", and wakefulness "clenching"- is not a surgically-directed problem. At this point in time, the cause for these problems is not fully elucidated. Dr. Gilles Lavigne at the University of Montreal is the world authority on this issue... you should Google him and read some of his work... READ MORE

  • How long does it take to recover from wisdom teeth removal?

    Recovery following wisdom tooth removal is largely related to the degree of difficulty encountered and the invasiveness of the surgery; those who require less to remove the wisdom teeth will generally recover more quickly than those who have deeply impacted wisdom teeth. Overall, days 2-4 tend to be the worst timeframe for symptoms following wisdom tooth removal... READ MORE

  • How painful is a tooth extraction?

    Yes, unfortunately, some discomfort should be expected...however, use of pediatric ibuprofen and Tylenol should significantly help manage the discomfort. READ MORE

  • Would I need to take opioids after my extraction?

    We typically advise the use of Ibuprofen and Tylenol. In our experience, the vast majority of individuals adequately manage their discomfort with this combination - avoiding the potential side effects associated with narcotic medications. READ MORE

  • What questions should I ask my surgeon about jaw corrective surgery?

    Training, experience, and coordination with the treating orthodontist are all issues which should be discussed... as well as the pros/cons/ risks and potential benefits (and treatment alternatives) to surgery. READ MORE

  • Is maxillofacial surgery used to treat jaw diseases?

    Malocclusion is typically treated as a team effort between an orthodontist and maxillofacial surgeon. There is an "envelope" of orthodontic movement outside of which surgery becomes necessary to allow correction. You should discuss this with your treating orthodontist. READ MORE

  • Is my jaw pain from wisdom teeth?

    There are a variety of causes for jaw pain in the back of your mouth... of which, wisdom tooth pain could be one of them... I would advise you see an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon for evaluation. READ MORE

  • Do I need my wisdom teeth removed?

    A variety of cyst and tumors can arises from impacted wisdom teeth without symptoms appearing until too late... on the other hand, if you can maintain erupted wisdom teeth hygienically, removal may not be necessary. Evaluation by an OMS is recommended. READ MORE

  • How long is the recovery for a wisdom tooth extraction?

    The time for recovery can vary from person to person depending upon a variety of factors. For most people days two through four tend to be the worst timeframe for swelling and pain. Typically after day for symptoms start to improve . READ MORE

  • Should I get all of my wisdom teeth extracted in one appointment?

    Yes... Absolutely ... of people who undergo removal of wisdom teeth. The vast majority do all four at one time. READ MORE

  • Why do I need to go to an oral surgeon for my tooth extraction?

    A variety of dental service providers may remove wisdom teeth, however, only Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons have the requisite training and skills to best manage a wide variety of conditions related to the wisdom teeth. READ MORE

  • Is surgery helpful in treating sleep apnea?

    Obstructive sleep apnea is a complex physiologic and anatomic process related to upper airway collapse- and is multifactorial in origin. Forward movement of the upper and lower jaw can be performed in an effort to expand the upper airway at multiple levels in one surgical procedure. However, there are a large variety of surgical procedures which can be applied based upon presenting anatomy and physiology. I would advise an evaluation by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is knowledgeable and well versed in management of obstructive sleep apnea, as well as evaluation by a sleep position as a good starting point. READ MORE

  • When is corrective jaw surgery needed?

    Corrective jaw surgery (for orthodontic purposes) is indicated when orthodontic-only treatment is unable to produce a functional and stable result. This is commonly seen where one of the jaws has grown excessively too much or too little in one or more of three planes of space. READ MORE

  • My wisdom teeth haven't come in. Is this normal?

    For most people but not for all the wisdom teeth typically erupt around the “age of wisdom”... that is around age 16 or 17. However, Depending upon the position of the teeth and local anatomy (and potential pathology) they may not erupt during that time frame. I would advise you to seek a consultation with an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation. READ MORE

  • Is general anesthesia sometimes used for wisdom tooth extractions?

    For some people general anesthesia is certainly an option; however, for some it is not. Your medical history and you’re presenting morphology are all factors to consider. A variety of anesthesia options exist; You should discuss your options with your treating surgeon during your consultation. READ MORE

  • My wisdom tooth hurts a lot. Is extraction the only option?

    You should likely be evaluated by a dentist and/or oral & maxillofacial surgeon; if you retain the tooth you will need to be willing to maintain it, monitor it, and/or intervene if problems persist or worsen... READ MORE

  • What are the possible treatments available for dental cysts?

    With what limited data provided...the options likely are: Apicoectomy/tooth extraction with removal of the lesion/cyst READ MORE

  • My wisdom tooth is aching. Is it better to have it extracted?

    You likely need to be evaluated by a dentist and/or oral & maxillofacial surgeon... if you retain the tooth you will need to be willing to monitor and maintain the area, as well as to be willing to intervene later if symptoms worsen or persist... READ MORE

  • After a root canal are there chances of an infection in the jaw?

    infection is possible; you need to return to your doctor who did the root canal treatment for evaluation... READ MORE

  • Risk of nerve damage during impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

    Individual anatomy dictates nerve-root risks related to the inferior alveolar nerve during mandibular wisdom teeth removal. Lingual nerve injury is rare, but is also present during removal of mandibular wisdom teeth. Injury to either of these nerves can be partial or total, and potentially permanent. Evaluation by an oral surgeon can help you better define your risks. READ MORE

  • Wisdom teeth removal

    some general dentists feel comfortable approaching wisdom teeth that are deemed "uncomplicated" by them... oral surgeons, however, are specialists of the facial skeleton and remove wisdom teeth on nearly a daily basis... READ MORE

  • What does recovery time look like for UPPP surgery?

    UPPP surgery rarely cures Obstructive Sleep Apnea, as airway obstruction can occur at more than one level, and the ability of surgeons to discern the true nature and pattern of any individual's anatomic airway obstruction during natural sleep is very limited at this time... CPAP will likely still be needed following surgery... READ MORE

  • Wisdom teeth pain after they're gone

    If not a consistent worsening issue, it may be a symptom associated with long-term healing. If concerned, however (or if symptoms persist) you should probably have an oral surgeon take a look... READ MORE

  • What can I expect after oral surgery?

    worst time typically after extractions for pain and swelling is the first 3-4 days... READ MORE

  • Adult tooth is loose. What should I do?

    I would recommend an Endodontic evaluation for the tooth, along with stabilization of the tooth... READ MORE

  • Are these crackling sounds in my ear from TMJ?

    Combined Otolaryngology and Oral & Maxillofacial consultations are the best way to discern the etiology of your problems... READ MORE

Dr. Kent E. Moore M.D., D.D.S.'s Practice location

Practice At 1718 E 4th St Suite 804

1718 E 4th St Suite 804 -
Charlotte, NC 28204
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Practice At 2711 Randolph Rd Suite 510

2711 Randolph Rd Suite 510 -
Charlotte, NC 28207
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