Our oral surgeon, Dr Rovina Patel, can perform a number of surgical procedures to address the damage caused by decay or oral disease, or to prepare for further dental treatment. These procedures include:
- Difficult tooth extractions, such as the removal of impacted wisdom teeth
- Bone grafting prior to having dental implants
- Pre-implant extractions
- Tooth exposure prior to orthodontic treatment
- Surgery prior to having prosthetic (false) teeth fitted
- Salivary calculus removal
- Frenectomy – to allow for free movement of the tongue
- Cyst removal
Why is oral surgery necessary?
Oral surgery may be required for a number of reasons (see above), but one of the most common procedures is the removal of impacted wisdom teeth.
Your wisdom teeth are the four teeth situated right at the back of your mouth and, as they are the last ones to come through (normally emerging in your late teens or twenties), there may not be sufficient room left in your mouth to allow them to grow through properly. This means they can come through at an angle, get stuck against the tooth in front or only partially emerge. These awkwardly positioned teeth will need to be removed to avoid pain and possible infection.
Why choose specialised oral surgery?
Seeing a specialist oral surgeon will ensure you receive the highest standards of care. You will want any oral surgery to be as precise and painless as possible, and we can help make this a possibility. As an added bonus, if you are particularly concerned, we can administer calming sedation to ease your fears. View case studies