Being told you need to have a tooth out, or that you require another oral surgery procedure, can be scary news. However, at Meadowbank Dental Practice we have our own oral surgery clinic, where you will be treated by experienced oral surgeon Dr Girish Bharadwaj, who uses the latest techniques and equipment to make any procedures as comfortable as possible. For complex procedures and for nervous patients, we can provide this treatment under sedation.
We are one of the few dental practices in Edinburgh to offer specialist oral surgery services. Dr Bharadwaj has been running his clinic since 2006, treating both private and NHS patients and accepting referrals from other practices. Our aim is to treat all of our oral surgery patients within two weeks of referral.
Tooth extraction, particularly wisdom tooth extraction, are the best-known oral surgery procedures. However, oral surgery covers the diagnosis and surgical treatment of a wide range of conditions affecting the mouth. Whether you are already a Meadowbank patient or have been referred to us from elsewhere, you can rest assured you will receive only the highest standards of care, and a detailed, effective treatment plan.
Here are some of the conditions that you may be referred to Dr Bharadwaj for:
Complex dental extractions
Most tooth extractions can be carried out by your dentist. However, more difficult cases need the expertise of an oral surgeon.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth often become impacted, causing pain and other problems. They can easily be removed with oral surgery.
Apicectomy (Root End Surgery)
If a root-treated tooth has recurring infections, an Apicectomy seals the tip of the root to stop infection egressing to the bone.
Lump and cyst removal
Benign lumps and cysts of the mouth or jaw, such as polyps, are removed and sent for analysis. If anything suspicious is found you will be referred to a hospital consultant.
Implants are permanent replacements for tooth roots, used to support false teeth such as dentures or crowns.
TM Joint Dysfunction (TMD)
If you have been diagnosed with TMD and other treatments have failed, surgery may be offered to correct the problem.