Oral surgery deals with the diagnosis and management of pathology of the mouth and jaws that requires surgical intervention.
Our experienced clinicians in oral surgery, Dr Andrew Birnie and Dr Callum McCandless, have undertaken extra training in this field and can provide intravenous sedation if required for those that may be anxious or nervous. We take referrals for straightforward, orthodontic and complex extractions, wisdom teeth, apicectomies, coronectomies, extraction of retained roots and impacted teeth.
The removal of wisdom teeth (or third molars) is one of the most common surgical procedures carried out in the UK. Wisdom teeth grow at the back of your mouth and are the last teeth to come through. Often because of the lack of space, wisdom teeth get stuck or only partially emerge. Wisdom teeth that grow through like this are known as impacted.