Oral surgeons go through several years additional training prior to specialising and at least a decade more, before becoming consultants.
Oral Surgery is a medical specialty, covering diagnosis and treatment of any condition in the mouth, or jaw, which requires surgical intervention.
Treatment you receive from a dentist can include routine oral surgery, although complex oral surgery should be provided by specialists. Patients can arrange this directly, or be referred by their dentist, or doctor.
Dedicated treatment may be required for broken, buried, or decayed teeth, which are difficult to remove. The skills to prevent issues caused by tooth removal are important, although this field of medicine offers far more.
The chemical, or physical processes involved in the function of our mouth and jaw are amongst the most complex in our body. They can help to define us in a visual sense and are also vital to life.
A specialist oral surgeon is there to try to see all functions are in balance and contribute to your overall health. Alongside natural, or trauma related damage to your teeth and jaw, they can provide treatment for:
- Buried teeth, including recalcitrant third molars (wisdom teeth).
- Non cancerous polyps, tumours, or cysts within your mouth, or jaw.
- A range of further soft tissue surgery, within the oral cavity.
- The underlying causes of swelling, pain, or poor oral function.
Treatment may also involve dentoalveolar surgery, on the bone which surrounds and supports our teeth, or on the gums, cheeks, or tongue. In all cases, a specialist knowledge of function and the surrounding nervous system is essential.
Oral surgeons may treat crowded, or misaligned teeth, perhaps working alongside an orthodontist. Orthodontic procedures can require the exposure of buried teeth, careful extractions, or other helpful procedures.
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Adults, adolescents, or children can require oral surgery and are welcome at our clinic, as are patients with complex medical issues.
Neither is being anxious about treatment in any way a barrier. Patients are seen by an experienced consultant oral surgeon, such as Catherine Sternberg, who is recognised for an ability to relieve pre-treatment stress.
All our consultants are able to offer a breadth of options on sedation, which can assist, although their approach is the key. Procedures are carefully discussed and explained, to help you feel comfortable with treatment.
Oral surgery at our Harley Street clinic is about the patient and their health, by all means contact us if we can help.