Andy Pollard, an experienced dentist who has a Masters Degree with Merit in Oral Surgery, looks after our Oral Surgery patients. As a dentist with an interest in oral surgery, Andy is able to accept referrals for some minor oral surgery cases that might otherwise require treatment in hospital.
Oral Surgery Referral
We welcome Oral Surgery referrals from both patients and practitioners. Below are links to simple referral forms that take less than 5 minutes to fill in. You can also contact us by telephone on 01422 316 315, or by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Patients – Refer Yourself: Please complete our simple Patient referral form and click on the “Submit” button to send the information to us. Patient Referral
Practitioners – Refer a Patient: We also welcome referrals from dental practitioners. Please complete our simple Practitioner referral form and click on the “Submit” button to send the information to us. Practitioner Patient Referral
Treatment Procedures and After Care
We believe that it is important to give our patients as much information as they need about their treatment. Below are links to a number of pages about various procedures we regularly perform at Calder House Dental Care. There are also easy-to-print fact sheets for you to download and print. If your question is not answered here or you have any concern regarding your dental treatment then do not hesitate to contact us at Calder House Dental Care and we’ll do our very best to help you!
Wisdom Teeth Removal: If your jaws are too small to accommodate all your teeth, there may not be enough space for your wisdom teeth to come through properly. This may lead to them becoming impacted, in other words, stuck. This can cause problems and mean they need removing.
More on Wisdom Teeth Removal | Download Wisdom Teeth Removal Fact Sheet (PDF File)
Surgical Removal of Teeth: There may be a number of reasons for having a tooth removed surgically. It’s usually because the tooth is badly decayed or fractured and therefore causing chronic infection and discomfort. Surgical removal is needed when simple extraction is not possible because of the condition of the tooth.
More on Surgical Removal of Teeth | Download Surgical Removal of Teeth Fact Sheet (PDF File)
Apicectomy: This is the treatment of an infection at the tip of the root or roots of a tooth, spreading into the surrounding bone that supports the tooth. Usually there is discomfort, episodes of swelling, gumboils or bad taste, but occasionally people are unaware of the problem.
More on Apicectomy | Download Apicectomy Fact Sheet (PDF File)
Soft Tissue Procedures: A soft tissue procedure is one that does not involve teeth or bone, usually with the purpose of investigating lesions affecting the lining of the mouth. It might involve the removal of a lesion such as a small swelling. Alternatively, it may involve the removal of a sample piece of a larger lesion for the purposes of investigation. The soft tissue that has been removed will be sent to an appropriate laboratory for examination under a microscope. A report will then be prepared regarding the nature of the lesion.
More on Soft Tissue Procedures | Download Soft Tissue Procedures Fact Sheet(PDF)
Sedation For Minor Oral Surgery: Intravenous sedation is often used to help patients relax during minor surgical procedures. The sedative is given by injection into a vein in your arm or in the back of your hand. You will remain conscious at all times during sedation and will be able to talk and respond to instructions. You will also receive local anaesthetic (an injection into your gums) so that the treatment can be carried out. If you require sedation please let us know at the consulation so we can arrange for the Doctor to attend the treatment appointment.
More on Sedation For Minor Oral Surgery | Download Sedation Fact Sheet PDF File)
Looking After Yourself Following Oral Surgery: Calder House Dental Care’s guide to looking after yourself after Oral Surgery, including pain control; swelling and bruising; bleeding, oral hygiene, diet, stitches, medication and taking time off work.
More On Looking After Yourself Following Oral Surgery | Download Looking After Yourself Following Oral Surgery (PDF file)