ORAL SURGERY IN LONDON

Oral surgery – operating on the teeth, gums or jawbone – is a field of dentistry involving diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases and injuries to improve dental health.

It also offers aesthetic benefits and can remedy hard and soft tissue problems in the face and jaw. This is a frequent choice for those with oral diseases. 

We are highly experienced at diagnosing these and also advising on more complex cases like root canal and trauma treatments, removal of impacted or broken teeth, wisdom tooth extraction and dealing with soft tissue lesions and dental implants.

At our practice, you are in safe hands and whatever the challenges, we are dedicated to restoring your smile and self-confidence.

Thanks to the skills of our experienced anaesthetists, the Fitzroy clinic dentists can carry out oral surgery under local anaesthetic and Intra-venous sedation.

BENEFITS OF ORAL SURGERY

Patients often need surgery when oral diseases cannot be treated by conventional methods, for example, removal of broken teeth or impacted wisdom teeth. Sometimes surgery is indicated by patients’ anxiety over dental treatments or their complex medical history which rules out other treatment options.

  • People with missing teeth may choose implants to retain or support their dentures or bridges. On some occasions bone grafts are also needed.
  • Oral surgery can prevent dental conditions deteriorating further and is often needed for a progressive problem like a cyst or lump which if left untreated will worsen. Fortunately, timely intervention is usually highly effective.
  • We carefully assess our patients’ individual needs and only advise oral surgery when it is in their best interests, making it clear there is no obligation to undergo treatment with us.

Call us on 02073873317 for a full range of dental treatments

COST OF DENTAL SURGERY

We always give details of the full costs of treatment, with no hidden extras. For a list of prices, check our Fees Page.

FAQS ON DENTAL SURGERY

HOW PAINFUL IS ORAL SURGERY

Modern dental surgery involves very little pain. Our dentists ensure that you are comfortable throughout and undergo effective treatment in a caring environment. We administer local anaesthetic to prevent any pain during surgery. Post-operative discomfort is minimal and can be relieved with painkillers. For nervous patients, we can perform oral surgery under local anaesthetic and intravenous sedation administered by our highly- experienced anaesthetists.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM THE SURGERY?

Low level discomfort and pain are commonplace for a few days after oral surgery but can be relieved with over-the-counter painkillers. It usually takes between one and two weeks for your mouth to heal completely although it can occasionally be longer.

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER SURGERY?

Putting Ice packs on your face for 15 minutes eases the swelling. We advise a diet of soft foods and liquids for a few days after surgery, such as soups, smoothies, yogurts, mashed potatoes and fruit milkshakes.

HOW SOON CAN I EAT AFTER DENTAL SURGERY?

We do not recommend eating immediately after surgery as part of your mouth will be numb and you could injure other tissues by accidentally chewing on them. We suggest you wait until the local anaesthetic has worn off, then opt for soft foods for a few days, avoiding  chewy or crunchy dishes for at least a week. Acidic foods can irritate the gum tissue and cause pain during the healing process, so are best avoided. It can take between a few days and a fortnight to recover completely from wisdom tooth surgery.

WHAT SHOULD I AVOID AFTER DENTAL SURGERY?

Avoid strenuous exercise for three days after surgery as the increased blood flow may dislodge blood clots formed when your mouth heals. We recommend no hot drinks or food until the local anaesthetic wears off.