Oral surgery relates to a range of treatments that use surgery to treat conditions in the mouth, gums, teeth, or the jawbone. Routine surgical extractions can normally be carried out by general dentists. More complex cases may require the services of a specialist oral surgeon.
Our in house oral surgeon, Dr Ben Beyqi, has over thirty years of experience in oral and implant surgery in both hospital and primary care settings. He completed his specialist training at the Eastman Dental and University College Hospitals in London in 1998 and received additional training at Massauchusets General Hospital in the USA. He was the director of the MSc program in oral & Maxilofacial surgery at Eastman from 1998 to 2002 and worked as the director of the oral surgery training program at Birmingham Dental Hospita 2003 to 2011. Dr Beyqi ran an independent training program in implant surgery at the Tatum Institute in Londo from 2006 to 2016.
Your wisdom teeth are right at the back of your mouth and are the last teeth to come through mostly between the ages of 17 and 25. Sometimes, if there is not enough room, your wisdom teeth may come through at an angle or partially emerge and this is known as impacted wisdom teeth.
Impacted wisdom teeth will need to be removed if they are causing you pain or swelling. The removal of wisdom teeth is a common routine oral surgery procedure carried out under local anesthesia at our clinic.
Surgical removal of impacted teeth or buried roots of damaged teeth can also be carried out by an oral surgeon.
If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, they can be replaced with dental implants. The implants are inserted into your jawbone and act as your new tooth’s root. Implants can support single crowns or multiple other prosthetic solutions such as dental bridges and dentures.
If your jawbone is too weak or it is too little of it is left to support a dental implant, we can carry out various bone augmentation procedures to improve the quality and quantity of your bone.
Assessment and safe surgical removal of various soft tissue or bone pathological lesions such as cysts, benignant and malignant tumors are part of the remit of a specialist oral surgeon.
The above is a just a brief description of the most common procedures of a much broader range of services carried out by a specialist oral surgeon. Please feel free to arrange an appointment to discuss your specific problem or concern with us.