Oral surgery

Serving patients throughout Caversham, Emmer Green and Reading

Oral surgery treatment is usually complex, requiring advanced skills from an oral surgeon to treat conditions effecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.

Routine surgical procedures such as tooth removal can be carried out by your general dentist, but you may be referred to our specialist oral surgeon at Prospect Street Dental Practice for more complex treatments like impacted teeth, complex extractions or removal of buried roots.

Oral surgery treatments explained

Our most common oral surgery treatments that we see at Prospect Street Dental Practice are;

Removal of impacted wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are generally the last of your teeth to develop. As they grow they sometimes don't have enough room to emerge or develop normally and become impacted on existing teeth.

Impacted wisdom teeth can result in pain, damage to other teeth and other dental problems. In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth may cause no apparent or immediate problems. But because they're hard to clean, they may be more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease than other teeth are.

Impacted wisdom teeth that cause pain or other dental complications are usually removed. Some dentists and oral surgeons also recommend removing impacted wisdom teeth that don't cause symptoms to prevent future problems.

At Prospect Street Dental Practice in Reading, we can perform impacted wisdom tooth removal under dental sedation if required.

Root canal surgery

Root canal surgery (also known as endodontic surgery) may be required when the system at the centre of a tooth has become damaged or infected.

Endodontic surgery from Prospect Street Dental Practice can be used to locate small fractures or hidden canals previously undetected on X-rays. Surgery may also be needed to remove calcium deposits in root canals, or to treat damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone of the tooth.

Complex extractions      

Some more complex tooth extractions may require the skills of an oral surgeon. Our oral surgeon is highly experienced and qualified to perform a wide range of surgical dentistry procedures including complex extractions.

Our expert team at Prospect Street Dental Practice will be able to guide you through the entire process.

Removal of buried roots

Each of your adult teeth is anchored to your jawbone by up to four roots. These hold your teeth firmly in place and are bound to your jawbone by a fibrous ligament called the periodontal ligament. When a dentist extracts a tooth, these roots are usually removed at the same time.

However, when the loss of a tooth is brought about by decay or accident, some or all of the tooth roots can remain buried in the jaw bone and gums with a risk of infection and pain.

Following a consultation with our dental team, you may be referred to our Reading Oral Surgeon for retained root removal surgery.

Worried about your oral surgery treatment?

Our expert team will guide you through your treatment, ensuring you are as comfortable as possible. But if you need some help to feel more relaxed, we can offer dental sedation at Prospect Street Dental Practice.

If you have a concern or would like to talk to the team for more advice, give us a call on 0118 947 2517 or

Dental sedation

Sedation is a great option for nervous patients and anyone who feels anxious about receiving oral surgery treatment. With safe and proven techniques, we administer IV sedation to place you in a relaxed and dream-like state.

IV sedation

IV sedation is a very effective and safe way of treating those with moderate to severe anxiety and even phobia. This technique places a small cannula (needle) in the back of the hand or the arm through which a sedative is administered prior to treatment.

As a patient you are conscious for the entire procedure, but don’t let this put you off. You will experience an extremely relaxed state, to the point of drowsiness. Many patients are more than happy to take a nap during treatment. IV sedation is not intended to put you to sleep or make you unconscious like a general anaesthetic, you just feel so relaxed and oblivious to your surroundings that you are happy to doze off. Because of this time passes in what appears to be minutes, even when undertaking many hours of treatment.

Sedation facts

  • It really works! You really can relax through your dental appointment
  • When sedated you will be conscious, but unaware of what is going on around you
  • You will have little or no memory of the experience

When receiving sedation you will be fully informed beforehand of any potential side effects and given advice to help with your recovery. You will be advised to bring someone along with you to the appointment who is able to take you home afterwards, and it's advisable to rest for the remainder of the day. 

You should be back to normal within 24 hours.

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Dr Mahesh Kotli

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