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Oral surgery by
a specialist

A safe and warm environment for your next oral surgery

Treatment duration

Variable; many treatments take an hour or less


  • Treatment estimates provided after consultation with the doctor (£180 including X-rays and scans)

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Treatment duration

Variable; many treatments take an hour or less


  • Treatment estimates provided after consultation with the doctor (£180 including X-rays and scans)

Book an appointment

Request an appointment online today

Oral surgery at a glance

  • Simple and surgical tooth extractions
  • Soft tissue surgeries, bone grafting and more
  • Safe and effective IV sedation available
  • Surgeries by a specialist oral surgeon

Oral surgery

In addition to performing routine tooth extractions, at The Mount we have the skills and resources to help you with more complex oral surgery treatments.

Oral surgery is a distinct specialty branch of dental medicine we are qualified to offer because we have our own oral surgeon specialist.

If your dentist recommends oral surgery, you won’t have to be referred to another practice - we can provide you with all the care you need.

    Problems oral surgery can address

    Impacted teeth

    Wisdom tooth removal

    Inadequate bone for dental implants


    Facial trauma

    What is oral surgery?

    Oral surgery is a field of medicine that focuses on rebuilding structures in the mouth, neck, jaw and face. It is a complex specialty branch of dentistry. You may need oral surgery if you have:

    Essentially, if any tissues in your mouth need to be repaired, then you need the experienced help of a specialist oral surgeon.

    Your oral surgery consultation

    Prior to undertaking your oral surgery, we will carry out a detailed dental consultation with you. This enables your dentist to devise a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific requirements, including suitable restorative dental options should tooth extraction be necessary. 

    The consultation may involve various diagnostic tools such as dental X-rays, photographs, 3D dental scans, or intraoral photographs. Your dentist will discuss the results with you and explain your treatment options.

    Intermediate Minor Oral Surgery at The Mount

    At our Hemsworth, Wakefield, and Selby practices, we have Intermediate Minor Oral Surgery (IMOS) surgeons on staff. IMOS is a complimentary service available to all NHS patients, available on referral from your registered dentist.

    Occasionally, patients require specialist oral surgery treatment beyond what a general dental practice can offer, but don't need hospital-level care. In such instances, treatment may be provided through an Intermediate Minor Oral Surgery (IMOS) service.

    This is specifically for patients aged 16 and above who are referred by their regular dentist for specific oral surgical procedures at The Mount. Following treatment, patients return to their regular dentist for ongoing care.

    Specialist oral surgery in a safe environment

    The Mount is an all-in-one multidisciplinary dental practice offering several specialty dental treatments, including oral surgery. We are a CQC-registered practice providing oral surgery and other treatments in a medical environment.

    Our treatments are available in four locations across West Yorkshire:

    Are you or a family member in need of treatment by a specialist oral surgeon? Call us today at a location near you to schedule a consultation with our team. You can also request a consultation online.

    A comfortable dental experience with IV sedation

    Dentists at The Mount have a reputation for being very gentle in their work, and for having a reassuring effect on our patients. While local anaesthesia is usually sufficient for most dental treatments, you may need something a little stronger to keep you comfortable and at ease during oral surgery. 

    We will discuss your need for dental sedation when we plan your treatment. If it is something that will benefit you, we can refer you to a facility where you can have your oral surgery with sedation in a safe medical environment.

    IV sedation provides you with a steady stream of dental anaesthetic to help you ‘sleep’ through your appointment. This anaesthetic will make it seem as though your treatment lasted only a few seconds. You will rest deeply throughout the process and when you ‘wake up’, your treatment will be complete.

    Answers to your questions about oral surgery

    • Do my wisdom teeth have to be extracted?

      Wisdom teeth only need to be extracted if they are negatively affecting your oral health or if they pose the risk of doing so due to impaction. Some individuals’ wisdom teeth erupt in perfect alignment and will never need to be extracted as long as they are kept clean through daily brushing and flossing. Some people are fortunate enough to not develop their wisdom teeth, at all. To find out whether yours will need to be extracted, visit our dentist or oral surgeon for an evaluation.

    • What are the signs of mouth cancer?

      Oral cancer is a very serious form of cancer as it can quickly spread and become life-threatening if it is not diagnosed and treated in time. Visit a dentist for regular dental check-ups to ensure that your mouth is screened on a regular basis. Common signs of mouth cancer include:

      • Wounds and ulcers in the mouth that do not heal
      • Patches of white and/or calloused tissue
      • Unexplained numb spots on the lips, tongue, etc.
      • Unusual lumps in the mouth or neck
      • Persistent swollen glands in the neck
    • Will I be sedated for oral surgery?

      You may choose to be sedated for your oral surgery after discussing your medical history, personal preferences and treatment needs with the oral surgeon. Some surgeries are very brief and local anaesthesia to numb the area is sufficient to keep you comfortable. If you struggle with dental anxiety, however, then sedation may be advisable even during minor surgeries.

    • How long will it take to recover after having a tooth extracted?

      Recovery after a tooth extraction varies from patient to patient and depends mainly on which tooth was extracted. It usually takes about three days to recover after a simple tooth extraction. A simple extraction is one in which the tooth is non-surgically extracted from the socket. Extracting wisdom teeth, however, can sometimes require oral surgery, so it may take up to two weeks to recover from surgical wisdom tooth extraction.

    • Do I need a bone graft to get a dental implant?

      Not everyone requires bone grafting (bone augmentation) before getting a dental implant. If you have weak bone tissue in your jaw or sinuses, then you may need to have it reinforced with a bone grafting surgery several months before having an implant placed. During a dental implant consultation, your implant dentist will let you know whether bone grafting is necessary.

    I can't say thank you enough. I am absolutely terrified of the dentist but after my dentist couldn't extract a tooth they referred me to the Mount. I was in and out in 20 minutes with zero pain, a whole load of compassion and a slightly less fear of the dentist... which I never thought would happen. Would use again in a heart beat.

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