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Wisdom teeth removal

Having your wisdom teeth removed is an important operation.  You should know what's going to happen and how you will feel afterwards.  

The questions to ask include:

  • Why do my wisdom teeth need to be removed?

  • Are my wisdom teeth impacted?  

  • How close are my wisdom teeth to the nerves?

  • Is it best for me to be awake or asleep for this procedure?


Jaw cysts

A cyst is a soft tissue sac that contains fluid or soft material within it.  When they develop within the jaws they are often associated with nearby teeth and are called dental cysts.  

Jaw cysts can cause a number of symptoms depending on where they are, how big they are and why they developed in the first place.   Many people find out they have a cyst because it becomes infected and causes pain.  Alternatively, a jaw cyst may be discovered when your dentist takes an x-ray.

Please feel free to download any of the information sheets below.

Patient information

Mouth Cancer

Cancers of the Head & Neck represent a group of tumours covering a number of important sites with complex functions.  The mouth is just one site in the head & neck region but plays an essential part in chewing, swallowing, speech and other forms of communication.  Its important to work out the extent of any mouth cancer and this is called "staging".  Once the stage of the disease is established the best treatment can be provided.  Treatments for mouth cancer include surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

From CRUK, 2014

Facial Injury

Facial injuries are common and vary from simple cuts and grazes through to serious and multiple fractures of the bones of the face.  The causes vary from trips and falls to more significant injuries such as road traffic accidents and assaults.  Damage to the face causes difficulties in terms of function and appearance.  It is important to ensure all of the facial structures are fully assessed and treated in a timely fashion so you can get back to normal as soon as possible .  This should of course include the teeth and mouth.


Salivary gland problems

There are six major salivary glands around the mouth and hundreds of much smaller minor salivary glands.  The major glands drain into the mouth via a ducts.  These glands can go wrong for many reasons: infection, blockage or tumour being the most common problems.  It is important that any difficulties are assessed correctly so the right treatment can be given.


Root end surgery

Removal of retained roots and difficult teeth

Surgical removal of broken down teeth and roots

Canine exposure

exposure of ectopic adult canines to enable orthodontic treatment.


Surgical removal of the parotid salivary gland

Burning mouth syndrome
Oral Lichen planus
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