Oral surgery

Oral surgery is a specialty that deals with the treatment and ongoing management of irregularities and pathology of the jaw and mouth that require surgical intervention . Formal specialist training in oral surgery comprises a three-year full-time programme of training. Although the surgical removal of teeth is the most common procedure performed by oral surgeons, there is a broad scope to the specialty. This includes the management of hard and soft tissue pathology, oral infections, dentoalveolar trauma and oro-facial pain along with provision of surgery to support orthodontics and insertion of osseointegrated implants.If you find that you need some treatment that might take you out of your comfort zone, don’t worry, we can help. For people who are very anxious or perhaps just having some treatment that is more complex than they are used to, we can offer dental sedation.

Sedation is a pleasant way to get over your nerves. By using a medicine called midazolam in a vein in the back of your hand or inside your arm, we can help you cope with your treatment. Sedation is not going to sleep (a general anaesthetic) but it helps you achieve a state of deep relaxation when you can sit happily and complete your treatment with no worries whatsoever. You are still conscious and can talk to the dentist and nurses who will chat back when they need to. Best of all, the majority of patients get some memory loss during the procedure and so don’t remember very much about the treatment.

If you have missing teeth for a while, loss of bone in your jaw is common. It’s the body’s normal response to tooth loss, infection, gum disease or other trauma.

For dental implants to work, there must be enough bone in the jaw, which is strong enough to hold and support the implant. If this is not the case, you may need some other treatment at your Ellesmere Port dentist before your implant treatment can begin, such as bone augmentation, bone grafting or other oral surgery treatment.

At your initial consultation by your local Ellesmere Port dentist, we will determine how much bone is available and the shape of the bone. This assessment is done through visual examination, palpation of the bone ridge and with advanced x-ray techniques.

Treatments

Single dental implant

An implant is a great choice for a single missing tooth, whether it’s visible or not, and the results can be life-changing. A single implant provides the foundation for a crown, which will be created at Whitby Dental & Implant Clinic to match your teeth exactly.

Treatments

Multiple dental implants

If you’re missing more than one tooth, there are a number of options available to you at Whitby Dental & Implant Clinic.

Plans & fees

Payment options

Spread the cost of your treatment with our finance options. Rates start from just 0% APR.

Next steps

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