One area of speciality areas within dentistry is known as oral surgery and this applies to procedures of a surgical nature, such as the extraction of teeth or wisdom teeth. Oral surgery requires additional training in techniques to perform procedures with care, helping patients to be able to use their teeth and mouths again.

If you have advanced tooth decay or an impacted wisdom tooth, you may require oral surgery to have them safely extracted. Depending on your particular case and the severity of your problem, you will be given anaesthetic and offered sedation if you are anxious.

It is important to always get the advice of a dental professional if you are worried about any of your teeth. Never attempt to pull out your own tooth out at home as this could cause a more serious problem for you. Dentists have the right equipment and sterile environment in which to perform this type of procedure with the utmost care and your recovery can be fairly quick. In the case of wisdom teeth extractions you may have some swelling after the procedure and discomfort that can be eased with over the counter painkillers.

Many thanks for the kindness shown to me leading up to and during my recent tooth extraction. The professionalism shown by Margarita and her team is second to none and you have all put me at ease when visiting the dentist which I certainly did not have before!

D. Hindry

Dear Dr Sharma, I would like to thank you sincerely for your skill and care over the difficult extraction of my tooth this afternoon. I guessed it would be a battle for any dentist but I am very glad I came to you. Your reassuring words during the procedure helped me a lot. I would be happy to recommend your practice to anyone as I also had very good treatment from your wife and from the hygienist whom I consulted earlier. I am glad I found you.

Mrs B, Reading