Most people think of oral surgery being the extraction of wisdom teeth, and whilst this is certainly a significant part of it, the scope of oral surgery is much broader.
Unerupted, impacted or broken teeth often require surgical removal, and this is usually carried out in the dental surgery under a local anaesthetic. Some more complex surgical procedures require a general anaesthetic, and this is usually performed at a hospital. Sometimes, in order to assess the health of a mouth, it is necessary to remove a piece of tissue and look at it under a microscope. This is called a biopsy, and is something else that can carried out in the dental chair under a local anaesthetic.
Oral surgeons also have additional training in the diagnosis of medical conditions that can affect the mouth, and which may present as sore patches, ulcers or swellings.
Each patient will be assessed on an individual basis and costs will be outlined following diagnosis. Below are designed to indicate costs for restorative and implant treatments and are subject to change. For more information on fees, please contact us.
*Price will alter for precious metals
Telephone: +44 (0)1772 896300
UCLan Dental Clinic
University of Central Lancashire
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8.30am – 6.00pm