Minor Oral Surgery - Patients

At the Dental Tree we have been providing Minor Oral Surgery since 2006. 

In 2013 we added an anxiety management service whereby we can treat nervous patients, for example by sedation.

 

Clinics are held at our Exeter Close site on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Our professional team are highly trained and experienced in oral surgery, and will do their best to put you at ease and make your visit as stress free as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Over the years we have been asked many questions by patients referred to us.  Read our frequently asked questions below, and if there's anything we've not covered, feel free to contact us!

Minor Oral Surgery FAQs

What treatments do you do?


Patients are referred to us for a varying range of treatments. Most common treatments include extraction of wisdom teeth, other difficult extractions and apicectomies.




Why am I not going to the hospital?


Very few minor oral surgery cases require treatment in hospital. At our modern clinic, you will be treated by an Oral Surgeon. We can also provide also provide anxiety management eg sedation (see the next question).




What if I am nervous?


Patients are often nervous when they are referred for a minor oral surgery procedure. Some common reasons include:

  • Fear of a new practice to go to
  • Fear of the procedure
  • Scare stories from others
  • Not being sure of what is going to happen and why
All these reasons (and others) are completely understandable. We hope we can address your concerns by providing you with all the information you need, and most importantly treating you as an individual. There is no question too silly, so never be afraid to ask us! Many patients who have initially been referred to us for anxiety management have the treatment carried you with local anaesthetic only, once they realise that they do not actually need “knocking out” at all. However some patients will be too nervous to have treatment without anxiety management. There are strict criteria that need to be met before we can accept a patient for anxiety management. You will have an initial appointment where you will be assessed. If you are accepted, we will discuss the various options open to you. These include:
  • Laughing gas (relative analgesia) and
  • Intravenous sedation.




How quickly will I hear from you?


Your dentist will send us a referral. Once received, it will be assessed. If it is suitable for treatment at our clinic we will be in contact with you within a few days. Please help us by giving your dentist your most up to date contact information, including your mobile telephone number and email address.




How much will it cost?


NHS referrals are charged as a band 2 course of treatment, currently £56.30. You will pay this at the point of referral ie at your dentist. There is NO FEE payable to us for referrals from an NHS dentist. Private patients of referring dentists that do not hold a NHS contract but have been referred on the NHS will have to pay the band 2 fee directly to us.




Why have I been referred?


Dentists, much like your doctor, have a broad range of skills. However on occasion you may require treatment that requires a more specialised skill. Oral surgery is defined by the General Dental council as “the treatment and ongoing management of irregularities and pathology of the jaw and mouth that require surgical intervention.” Our oral surgeons are on the GDC list as a specialist oral surgeons.





Contact Us

 

​​We are happy to take calls regarding your oral surgery referral.  However, we need to have received your referral from your dentist and accepted your case.  It is often better to wait for us, or your dentist to contact you.  If your contact details or medical history has changed since you were referred, please let us know as soon as possible as it may effect your treatment.

Oral Surgery Line: 01438 724 262

Main Reception: 01438 354 590

Referred Patients

If you have been referred to us by your dentist and accepted, you will be contacted to arrange an appointment.  Please follow the link that applies to you:

Post Operative Information

If you have any concerns following your procedure, please contact the practice.

Post operative instructions will be given to you on the day, and can be found here.

If you have a serious emergency out of hours on the day of your procedure, please contact the on call Oral Surgeon on 07503 527741. 

 

If the call is not answered directly, leave your name, number and brief message explaining your emergency.  Please note we may return your call from a withheld number.  For any serious emergency that cannot wait for a returned call, contact NHS 111 for further advice.

You should see your dentist for any problems after 48 hours of seeing us.  However we are always happy to help, please contact us should you need further assistance.