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Oral Surgery in Molesey, Surrey

Facing complex dental issues? Experience the transformative solutions of Oral Surgery at The Molesey Dental Practice in Molesey, Surrey. Book your consultation now to discover advanced, personalised care for a healthier, more confident smile.

What Is Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery is a specialised branch of dentistry focused on surgical procedures involving the oral and maxillofacial regions. These procedures address complex dental issues such as impacted teeth, jaw disorders, facial trauma, and corrective surgeries. Oral surgery encompasses a range of interventions, from tooth extractions and dental implant placements to corrective jaw surgeries and the treatment of oral pathology. The goal is to enhance oral function, alleviate pain, and improve the overall health and aesthetics of the oral and facial structures.

Who Can Benefit from Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery is beneficial for individuals who:

  1. Require Tooth Extractions: Individuals with severely damaged, decayed, or impacted teeth that need extraction.
  2. Seek Dental Implants: Those looking to replace missing teeth with dental implants for a secure and permanent solution.
  3. Experience Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Individuals with impacted or problematic wisdom teeth causing pain, infection, or misalignment.
  4. Need Corrective Jaw Surgery: Individuals with jaw irregularities, such as misalignment, malocclusion, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
  5. Suffer Facial Trauma: Those who have experienced facial injuries or trauma affecting the teeth, jaw, or surrounding structures.
  6. Deal with Oral Pathology: Individuals diagnosed with oral pathology conditions, including cysts, tumours, or lesions requiring surgical intervention.
  7. Undergo Pre-Prosthetic Surgery: Those needing surgical preparation for dentures, bridges, or other dental prosthetics.
  8. Seek Cosmetic Facial Procedures: Individuals interested in cosmetic facial surgeries, such as chin or cheek enhancements or facial rejuvenation.
  9. Require Bone Grafting: Those needing bone grafts to enhance the structure of the jawbone for dental implant placement.
  10. Face Sleep Apnoea Issues: Individuals with obstructive sleep apnoea may benefit from oral surgery to address airway obstructions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are oral surgery procedures painful?

Procedures are typically performed under local anaesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort. Post-operative pain is managed with prescribed medications.

How long does recovery take after oral surgery?

Recovery varies based on the procedure. Simple extractions may have a quicker recovery than complex jaw surgeries. Follow post-op instructions for optimal healing.

Can I eat normally after oral surgery?

Initially, a soft diet is recommended. As healing progresses, you can gradually reintroduce regular foods based on your comfort.

Are there risks associated with oral surgery?

All surgical procedures carry some risks. Our oral surgeon will discuss potential risks and complications during the consultation.

Can I drive myself home after oral surgery?

For more complex procedures, it’s advisable to arrange for transportation, as sedation may affect your ability to drive.

How soon can I return to work after oral surgery?

The timing depends on the complexity of the procedure. Simple extractions may allow for a quicker return, while more extensive surgeries may require additional recovery time.

Are dental implants considered oral surgery?

Yes, dental implant placement is a form of oral surgery. It involves the surgical placement of implant posts into the jawbone.

Can I smoke after oral surgery?

Smoking can hinder the healing process. It’s advisable to avoid smoking for a specified period following oral surgery.

Will I have stitches after oral surgery?

Stitches may be used for some procedures. Our oral surgeon will inform you if stitches are necessary and provide instructions for their care.

Can children undergo oral surgery?

Yes, some children may require oral surgery for procedures such as tooth extractions or addressing developmental issues.

Is sedation used for oral surgery?

Depending on the procedure and patient preference, sedation options such as local anaesthesia, nitrous oxide, or intravenous (IV) sedation may be used.

Can oral surgery correct jaw misalignment?

Yes, corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, can address jaw misalignment and related issues.

What should I do if I experience post-operative complications?

Contact us promptly if you experience severe pain, swelling, bleeding, or any unexpected issues.

Can I undergo oral surgery during pregnancy?

Non-urgent procedures are typically postponed during pregnancy. Consult with our oral surgeon and obstetrician to assess the best course of action.

How do I prepare for oral surgery?

Follow pre-operative instructions provided by our oral surgeon, which may include fasting before the procedure and arranging for post-operative care.

What are the risks of oral surgery?

Oral surgery, like any medical procedure, carries inherent risks. Potential risks of oral surgery may include infection, bleeding, and adverse reactions to anaesthesia or medications. There is also a risk of damage to surrounding structures such as nerves, blood vessels, or adjacent teeth. Postoperative complications, such as swelling, bruising, or difficulty in healing, can occur. In rare cases, patients may experience prolonged numbness, altered sensation, or infection in the surgical area. It’s crucial for individuals considering oral surgery to discuss potential risks with our oral surgeon, disclose their complete medical history, and follow postoperative care instructions diligently to minimise complications and promote optimal healing.

Why Choose The Molesey Dental Practice for Oral Surgery?

Choose The Molesey Dental Practice for expert oral surgery, where your oral health is our priority. Our skilled team ensures precise and comfortable procedures tailored to your needs. With prices starting from just £120 for a simple extraction, we offer accessible and transparent solutions without compromising on quality. Trust us for advanced care, personalised attention, and a commitment to your well-being. Book your consultation today and experience the excellence of The Molesey Dental Practice—where your smile receives the attention it deserves.

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What Our Patients Say About Us

Ian Brewer
Ian Brewer
2023-11-22
I cannot praise Dr Crowley and the team at Molesey Dental practise enough. One year ago I was in trouble with my teeth. A mix of age and embarrassment. I finally came to the point where I had no choice but to attend. I booked my appointment and to say I received complete professionalism is a understatement. I could write many lines of praise, but will keep it simple. Please don't hesitate!!! Make an appointment, be honest and you will not be judged whatsoever. The painless processes that are applied is certainly life changing. Huge thankyou to all the team at MDP. Thankyou. I finally smile with complete confidence once again!!!!
Erika Hopkins
Erika Hopkins
2023-11-01
Excellent dental practice! My dentist is Dr Crowley who is absolutely brilliant. As an emergency, I booked an appointment with Dr Sharma who went above & beyond to ensure I trusted her and was comfortable with a different dentist. She did a fantastic and efficient job replacing my filling.The reception is also very friendly and professional. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Anne Schofield
Anne Schofield
2023-02-06
Great dental practice, so glad I can say my dentist is Dr Michael Crowley Always friendly and polite . Keeps me well informed so always puts at ease if necessary. Reception staff lovely too. 10/10 Wouldn't go anywhere else✔️
Owen Thomas
Owen Thomas
2023-01-23
After years of not seeing a dentist due to criticisms, critiques and bad relationships with all the ones I've had prior I was sceptical going in but knew that my dental health would one day catch up to me. So I went just before I went off to university. my dentist was Dr Puneet Nagpal who was very kind and considerate after learning I haven't been for a checkup for quite some time and he went through everything very thoroughly but was gentle with the tools and his words, he wasn't condescending or patronising or putting any blame on me. He told me that I needed to have half a dozen or so fillings filled and I told him about my deadline as I was off to university by the end of the month and he was able to book me in the following week for 2 rounds of fillings. We also had other talks about personal life and how much sugar and drinks can affect my teeth and he went out of his way to google and search for things that I would like and made some suggestions. During the fillings I had to excuse my self a couple of times due to an excess of water filling my mouth and having difficulty breathing, luckily he understood gave me time to compose myself and settle back in and I was able to wear some headphones to help distract myself from the noise of the drilling and from the pain. All 3 times I went to visit him he went above and beyond any dental experience I've had before and has made me care much more about my dental hygiene even more so and has made me feel comfortable with going back to the dentists as I would dread it before. Dr Nagpal has been one of if not the kindest person who has looked after me in any sort of medical visit I've so often needed in my life, I could not recommend him enough.
Shaun Round
Shaun Round
2022-11-25
Honestly can’t fault this practice or the dental team! Highly recommend.
Ray Huckfield
Ray Huckfield
2022-05-19
I had a lovely visit today, was greeted by Jennifer on reception and was kind and welcoming and Julie as well, I got seen to very quickly - I saw Dr. Bhamm who was very helpful and took time to explain to me what was going on concerning my teeth she also made me feel very at ease and explained the next steps of my treatment very well, will highly recommend this practice every staff was kind, professional and made me feel at ease!
johana st.
johana st.
2022-05-03
After 17years I went to dentist as I had not good previous experience, my heart was beating as little birdie before I went to see Dr Sharda Kaur Sharma for the fist time as I had a strong pain in my tooth. And she was able to healed all my past experience with her kindness, compassion, understanding and professional care, she took time to give me all information and explained every step and to make sure all will be comfortable for me. I am still thankful I met her and since then I am always looking forward to seeing her. I was also recommended to wonderful lady who doing all my dental hygiene and taking special care and patience to be my teeth free from all calculus, the change is visible and my heart is so thankful and happy, thank you for wonderful care.
Natalie Randall
Natalie Randall
2022-03-02
I have said it before, and i shall say it again, by far the best dentist i have been to..i am the most nervous and scared of the dentist, and always my dentist makes me feel at ease ..thank you 😊

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