General Dentistry

Seeking out routine preventative dental care is one of the best things a person can do for their oral health and wellness. This is why we recommend all patients visit us twice a year for a professional dental cleaning and exam. Preventative dental care allows us to catch small issues before they develop into major dental concerns, ultimately saving you time and money later on. Along with cleanings, x-rays, and dental exams, we have expanded our menu of general dentistry services to ensure that we are able to care for your smile no matter the circumstance.

Learn more about our general dentistry services below.

General Dentistry


Dr. Hudgens has been a dentist in Charleston, SC for over 25+ years. He has helped many patients in the Lowcountry community maintain their smiles as well as their dental health. In addition to providing routine cleanings and exams, Dr. Hudgens is happy to offer a wide range of other general dentistry services to assist us in meeting your needs.

Our general dentistry services are as follows:


When something goes wrong with your smile, it’s important that you know who to call. Our office welcomes patients with dental emergencies. We treat all kinds of dental emergencies in our office including toothaches, knocked-out teeth, and broken dental restorations, or other dental damages. Please contact our office as soon as possible if you are in need of emergency dentistry services.


We’ve incorporated laser dentistry technology into some of our major procedures. Laser dentistry allows us to safely and efficiently work on and around your soft tissues without causing pain or discomfort. Because the dental lasers seal off blood vessels as we work, this means that patients experience less post-procedure bleeding and do not need sutures in order to heal.

Patients in need of extensive gum repair following gum disease enjoy the benefits of our laser dentistry technology.


If you have a fear of the dentist due to previous bad experiences in the dental chair, our office is committed to keeping you calm and comfortable. We are known for providing compassionate care to patients of all ages. We also offer sedation dentistry options such as laughing gas or oral conscious sedation medication. Dr. Hudgens can recommend which sedation dentistry method is right for you after discussing your medical history during a consultation.


When a tooth becomes impacted or severely damaged, you may require a tooth extraction. Dr. Hudgens is happy to remove teeth that are no longer benefiting your dental health. We also advise patients in need of wisdom teeth removal services and can help you prepare for the necessary dental procedures. Wisdom teeth often cause more harm than good within your smile because they grow in much later than the rest of your teeth.

It’s important to let your dentist know if you suspect that your wisdom teeth are growing in.


Our office creates custom mouthguards using dental impressions of your own teeth. Unlike store-bought options, we can ensure that our mouthguards fit you well and do not slip around while in use. Patients who participate in contact sports should always wear a mouthguard to avoid extensive dental damage. Additionally, custom mouthguards can help patients with TMJ disorders manage their jaw pain symptoms.

If you are in need of a custom mouthguard, mention this during your next dental appointment. We are more than happy to help you protect your teeth.


Our office welcomes patients of all ages, including seniors and children. We provide age-appropriate dental care to anyone at any stage in their dental health journey. Whether this will be your first dental appointment at our office or your first dental appointment in a very long time, we welcome you to join our dental family. Dr. Hudgens offers a wide range of treatment options and can help you better understand how to care for growing, developing, or aging smiles.


The Charleston, SC dentist office of Dr. R. Edward Hudgens is currently welcoming new patients to join our practice. If you are looking for a family dentist in Charleston, SC, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hudgens. Our entire team looks forward to seeing you soon and helping you create a happy and healthy smile.