Oral surgery is the branch of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of abnormalities or diseases of the teeth, jaws, and their surrounding tissues.
Our practice is limited to oral surgery, and so we do not perform the range of dental procedures such as fillings, crowns and dentures that your own dentist provides.
Dental extractions, apicectomies, biopsies and surgery to prepare for orthodontics (braces) are examples of procedures carried out by oral surgeons.
Treatment is carried out with local anaesthetic (an injection in the gum to numb the area) with or without intravenous conscious sedation (an injection in the arm or hand to reduce anxiety). In some cases a general anaesthetic in a hospital is required.