Oral Surgery

Some patients may be referred to our Minor Oral Surgery Service if they need dental care which cannot be provided by their regular dentist.

If your Dentist believes this is the best option for you, they will refer you to our services.  Following this we will offer you an assessment appointment.

The term "Minor oral surgery" refers to smaller operations and includes removing wisdom teeth, impacted teeth, and severely broken-down teeth, as well as apicectomies, biopsies and other procedures.

This service is available to patients living in Bedfordshire and Luton, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire or Milton Keynes, on referral from their dentist. Patients are treated by a specialist oral surgeon in the comfort of a dental practice environment.

All treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic and patients are not put to sleep.

Assessment

At your first appointment with us you will be seen by a dentist who will assess your dental needs. You will be asked to provide information about your general health, including any medications you take and you will also be asked whether you pay for NHS dental treatment.

An assessment appointment usually takes between 20 and 40 minutes. After the dentist has checked your mouth and teeth, they will talk to you about any treatment needed. If treatment is needed the dentist will discuss the options available to you.

Specialist Team

Oral surgery is carried out by “dentists with a special interest in oral surgery” (DwSI) who have gained the necessary skills and experience by receiving training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Departments in hospitals and are all registered as specialists with the General Dental Council.