Removal of wisdom teeth and other minor surgical procedures
Minor surgical procedures in a safe and professional setting
The team at Apex Dental are qualified to perform minor oral surgery ‘in clinic’ in order to provide specific treatment options for patients who need them. These surgical interventions can include procedures such as:
- Removal of wisdom teeth
- Removal of impacted teeth
- Removal of broken or injured teeth that require extraction
- Certain dental implants
Oral surgery may be provided because of recommendations by your dentist, or you may have been referred to us by your GP, or even by the hospital. Your dentist or GP will always choose the safest possible option for your care.
How Oral Surgery Is Provided
Like all dentists, we cannot provide general anaesthetic in our clinic and can only provide local anaesthetic to numb the area being treated. However, we can also offer sedation if appropriate, and if you request it. Anyone needing procedures under general anaesthetic will be referred to the relevant hospital department.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Impacted wisdom teeth removal is a common minor oral surgery procedure carried out at Apex Dental. It is where surgery is performed on any of the four permanent adult teeth located right at the back of both sides of each arch of teeth. If they don't have room to grow out properly and you have experienced repeated infections, pain or other issues because of impaction, then we may recommend they are removed.
The procedure will be fully explained to you before we go ahead, and if sedation is used, we will provide instructions for that before your appointment so you can make appropriate arrangements. In some instances, this kind of oral surgery has to be performed in a hospital because of the level of surgery needed, but we will use diagnostics like X-rays to check whether or not you can receive treatment here at Apex Dental.
With any minor oral surgery procedure you will likely have a consultation and then a separate appointment made for the surgery at a later date. However, if you have come in as an emergency then the treatment may need to happen right away. If this is the case, your dentist will talk you through the treatment before going ahead with it.
Before any treatment commences, you will receive a powerful local anaesthetic to fully numb the area. You will also have the options of sedation if you have requested it or it has been recommended to you.
Once you are comfortable and the area is numb your dentist will begin the surgery along with help from a dental nurse. They will keep checking in with you and you can still respond even if sedated. On completion, we will provide you with full aftercare instructions and further appointments scheduled to check everything is healing as expected.
Whilst oral surgery is not common, it is comforting to know that the experienced team here at Apex Dental are on hand to provide a range of treatments should you need them. To arrange an appointment, please call our reception team on 020 8959 2299.