Pooler, Georgia Office

Our Pooler office provides oral surgery services in a comfortable atmosphere. Our accomplished team comes from all different backgrounds and understand what it’s like to feel nervous about dental procedures. We strive to make each patient feel at ease, informed and better their oral health. We accept most insurances, including Medicaid. Dr. Nick Theodotou is a general dentist, prosthodontist and oral surgeon and can perform a wide-range of services.

We are located in Pooler, one of the fastest growing cities in Georgia. Pooler harbors the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, Tanger Outlets and many growing residential communities! Our office is located on Highway 80, near City Hall.

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Services

Wisdom Teeth

Why Should My Wisdom Teeth Be Removed? Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly, and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. READ MORE…

Oral Examination

With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, the position of the wisdom teeth can be evaluated and a prediction can be made as to present or future problems. READ MORE…

Dental Implants

Dental implants are changing the way people live! They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel, and function like natural teeth. READ MORE…

The Surgical Procedure

The entire procedure usually takes four to eight months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life. READ MORE…

Major and Minor Bone Grafting

Over a period of time, the jaw bone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants. READ MORE…

Pathology

The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. READ MORE…

Orthognathic Surgery

Occasionally, conditions of the jaw and face require surgical intervention to alleviate symptoms related to structure, growth, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders and correct malocclusion problems. READ MORE…

TMJ and TMJ disorders

What is TMJ and TMJ disorders? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint located in the front of the ear, where the skull and lower jaw meet. The TMJ is a hinge and gliding joint that allows the lower jaw to move and function. TMJ disorders can be minor or more severe and extremely painful. Symptoms can be triggered by many things including grinding or clenching your teeth, arthritis, tooth and jaw alignment and stress.

TMJ disorders can cause pain and discomfort in your face, jaw, joint area, neck and shoulders as well as chewing, clicking and popping of the jaw; swelling on the sides of the face; nerve inflammation; headaches, etc. It can make eating, talking or yawning extremely painful. Treatment options range from medication, physical therapy, a night guard device, splint and surgery. The course of treatment can best be determined by your oral surgeon based on the severity of your TMJ disorder, pain and your personal and lifestyle habits.

Our doctor at Pooler

Dr. Nicholas Theodotou

Dr. Theodotu

Dr. Theodotou was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. He became a US citizen in 2004. Dr. Theodotou has held teaching positions at dental schools in Australia and the United States.

Educational Background

 

He received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Sydney in 1985. From 1985 until 1988, he was a captain in the Royal Australian Army Dental Corps. Dr. Theodotou entered private practice in Sydney, as a general dentist, from 1989 until 1992.

In 1992, Dr. Theodotou moved to the United Stated to attend the prosthodontic residency program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), from where he graduated in 1994. He then stayed on at UMKC where he completed a fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthetics in 1995, completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1996, as well as teaching part-time.

Dr. Theodotou moved to Minneapolis Minnesota and practiced prosthodontics, and began further training in his areas of interest; oral surgery, dental implants and anesthesia.

In 2006, after 10 years in private practice, Dr. Theodotou decided to apply for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training. He was accepted, and attended the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He competed the program in 2011, and practiced around Pittsburgh, and in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.

Personal Background

 

At the beginning of 2014, Dr. Theodotou relocated to Savannah, Georgia. Savannah was like coming home. Savannah and his hometown of Sydney have many similarities. They are located 32° north or south of the equator, close to the coast and beaches, situated on a major river, and have very similar beginnings.

His interests in oral surgery include dentoalveloar surgery, dental implants, anesthesia, bone grafts, and pathology. He is very unique in that he has vast experience with both the surgical and restorative aspects of dental implants. He has privileges at St. Joseph Candler Medical Center.

He is married, with 3 children, and an Australian Blue Heeler. His other interests include golf and history.

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Oral Facial Surgery Group Pooler

Dr. Nicholas Theodotou

Phone: (912) 330-9229
Fax: (912) 335-6567

M 8AM – 4PM
T 8AM – 4PM
W 8AM – 12:30PM
Th 8AM – 4PM
F 8AM – 12:30PM
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

506 W Hwy 80
Pooler, GA 31322

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