Dento-alveolar and Oral Surgery

Dento-alveolar surgery is the surgical treatment of disorders of the teeth and their supporting hard and soft tissues.

It covers a range of procedures, such as removing complicated impacted wisdom teeth or surgery after mouth trauma.

Dento-alveolar operations are some of the most common procedures that our surgeons perform.

Dento-alveolar surgery involves:

  • Removing complicated or impacted teeth or tooth roots
  • Removing simple teeth for medically compromised patients
  • Removal of jaw cysts
  • Treatment of dental abscess and infections
  • Taking biopsies of soft tissue conditions which affect the oral cavity

This is not routine dentistry. Patients are usually referred to us by their family dentist or by their GP. 

We offer treatment and care for neonatal tongue-tie release.

We also carry out a full remit of oral and dento-alveolar surgery.

Information and about us

We offer treatment and care for neonatal tongue-tie release.

We also carry out a full remit of oral and dento-alveolar surgery.

Contact us

East

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Main switchboard on 01392 411611

 

North

North Devon District Hospital 

Main switchboard on 01271 322577

Where to find us

Your healthcare professional will advise where your appointment will take place. Your appointment may take place at one of our outpatient clinics situated within our main hospital sites or within the community.

Eastern services

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)

Barrack Road

Exeter

EX2 5DW

Level 1, Area J

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

RD&E Heavitree, Gladstone Rd, Exeter EX1 2ED

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

We run outpatient clinics in Axminster Hospital and Tiverton Hospital.

We hold multiple routine, new & follow-up clinics at Wonford Hopsital.

Northern Services

North Devon District Hospital 

North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park

Barnstaple

Devon

EX31 4JB

Meet the team

  • Mr Michael Esson, Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Mr Andrew McLennan, Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Mr John Bowden, Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Services and treatments

Surgical treatments usually carried out using local anaesthetic.

Treatments for anxious patients can be carried out under local anaesthetic with intravenous sedation (an injection of a sedative drug through a plastic tube into a vein in your arm or hand. The sedative drug will relax you and make you feel sleepy).

More complex treatments are carried out under general anaesthetic (where medicines are used to send you to sleep). This is usually done as a day case procedure.

Patient information leaflets

We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.

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Last updated: November 16, 2022