What is the different between a General Dentist and a Specialist Oral Surgeon?
Oral Surgeon at College Gate Dental Clinic - Dublin
Is this covered by my insurance?
Oral Surgery Treatments in Dublin
Wisdom tooth removal:
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
How do I know if i need a tooth extraction?
The main symptoms you may notice are:
These are early signs that your wisdom tooth needs to be removed immediately. Call us now and make an appointment for us to give you personal advice on your treatment.
Read more about our wisdom tooth removal treatment in more detail here
What is a frenectomy?
Frena are small bands of tissue located in the mouth: under the tongue, inside the upper lip, inside the lower lip and connecting the cheeks to the gums. A frenectomy is a simple surgical procedure to loosen or release these bands. An oral surgeon typically performs a frenectomy to increase the range of motion of the tongue (removing the lingual frenum) or to close a gap in a patient’s upper front teeth (removing the labial frenum).
How is a frenectomy done?
The procedure consists of administering a local anaesthetic and removal of the tissue with a scalpel blade.
How long are Frenectomy Recovery times?
The recovery of an adult after a frenectomy is usually uneventful. However, the patient can expect some discomfort and bleeding for the first 2-3 days.
Therefore, it is advisable that the patient avoid chewing in that area and brush gently until healing has occurred.
What is Oral Medicine?
Oral Medicine is the practice of diagnosing and then treating of diseases affecting the mouth. These often present as ulcers, blisters, white or red patches, burning mouth syndrome, facial pain swellings and discoloured lesions.
The Oral Surgeon can determine if these lesions are pre-cancerous, infectious, due to immune problems or from another cause.
What is done at my oral medicine appointment?
A medical history is taken along with a detailed history of the problem,
You will then be examined and a biopsy may be taken
If possible a diagnosis is made and treatment or onward referral options are discussed
What conditions are covered in Oral Medicine?
Our Oral surgeon can perform screening and diagnosis for Oral Cancer and various systemic diseases which could be present in the mouth or lips.
Facial Pain & TMJ disorders
What the symptoms of facial pain or jaw joint pain?
Facial pain and jaw joint pain are often accompanied with one or more of the following symptoms
- Discomfort or pain while chewing.
- “Locking” of the joint in either the open or closed position.
- Chronic pain in other parts of the face lacking an obvious cause.
- A clicking or grinding noise when the jaw is opened or during chewing accompanied by discomfort or limitation of movement
The appointment is focused on the Oral Surgeon using his skill and experience to determine the cause of the pain using your medical history, his own examination and assessment of you and often assisted by using further information like X ray or CT scans to diagnose the cause of the pain
|Surgical extraction with specialist
|€150 – €250
|Wisdom Tooth Extraction
|€250 – €350
|€350 – €450