When your trusted dentist refers you onto someone else for treatment, you may find yourself feeling a bit daunted and outside of your comfort zone. That’s ok. Receiving dental treatment is often a bit unsettling for many people, and so going to see someone you are not used to for treatment is probably going to heighten your anxiety.
Will they be as kind and gentle as your own dentist? Will this new dentist listen to you and give you enough attention to make you feel at home and able to relax throughout your procedure? What if it hurts and no one takes any notice when you say so?
These are all valid questions and we hope to be able to put your mind at rest with this little article about extractions and oral surgery at Meadowbank Dental Practice in Edinburgh.
About the oral surgery clinic at Meadowbank Dental Practice
The oral surgery clinic was set up in 2006 by Dr Girish Bharadwaj, who qualified as a dentist in Bangalore in India in 1991. Dr Bharadwaj went onto get a Masters focusing on maxillofacial surgery before coming to the UK and adding to his qualifications with a lot more training in oral surgery. Of course, Dr Bharadwaj is a member of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow, and is also a fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. When he is not lecturing or at Meadowbank Dental Practice, Dr Bharadwaj is often performing oral surgery at Queen Margaret Hospital in Dumfermline. You’re in safe hands with this super experienced oral surgeon.
If you get sent to us for an extraction, it’s because something complicated is going on. If it’s an upper molar that needs to come out, the problem could be that part of the root has moved into your sinus cavity. This can give you pain in your cheek and make your nose run.
Other kinds of oral surgery
We also perform other kinds of oral surgery, such as complex wisdom tooth extractions and root end surgery to clear infections from the tip of the tooth root. We also remove abnormal lumps and cysts that your dentist has come across during mouth cancer screening.