At Cork Oral Surgery, we provide all facets of surgical dentistry. As per the list below, these are dental treatments that require some element of surgery. These can range from extractions, to uncovering teeth, removing cysts, excising lesions from the soft tissues (gums/tongue etc), and placing implants to grafting bone prior to implant placement. Most of these involve a brief and minor surgical procedure, but in experienced hands these are generally very straight forward and should not be any cause for concern.
These treatments can be provided in three ways
- Local anaesthetic – this is where we use an injection to numb the area involved, in the same way as you would be numbed by your general dentist for any standard dental treatment. This is the most straight forward and commonly used method.
- Intra-venous sedation – This is for those who are too nervous to proceed with just an injection only. This method involves the delivery of a sedative drug via a drip-line in your hand/arm, and is carried out within the clinic. The sedative renders you very sleepy and relaxed, and most people who opt for this technique do not have any memory of their treatment thereafter.
- General anaesthetic – This is for those who are too anxious to have any treatment carried out in the clinic, and who want to be fully asleep/unconscious. This is carried out in the Mater Private Cork, and the GA is delivered by a consultant anaesthetist. This requires admission to the hospital for the day, and does not normally require an over-night stay.
Our remit also involves managing medically compromised patients. On some occasions, due to certain health conditions or medications, a general dentist may prefer to refer a patient to our care. In some of these instances, specific regimes or interventions are needed, in order to safely deliver the treatment required.
Extraction and Surgical Extraction
Some teeth that are heavily decayed or badly broken down cannot be saved. This is also true for some teeth that are surrounded by advanced gum disease, to the point that they are beyond repair.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Many people require removal of their wisdom teeth, as there is not enough room in the jaws to allow them to come through normally.
Some adult teeth remain buried in the gum and do not erupt along with other teeth into the proper position. It can appear these teeth are missing as they are not visible in the mouth.
Cysts are fluid filled cavities that can sometimes develop in the jaws. They can be present for many years in some cases before ever being noticed or found
Many lumps and bumps can appear in the mouth for different reasons. The vast majority of these are innocent, but some require further monitoring and/or treatment. This can involve the need to remove a small sample of tissue from the lesion, which is known as a biopsy. The specimen is sent for testing so that we can determine the exact tissue type and so can manage it accordingly.
Facial Pain and Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)
There are many forms of facial pain. One of the most common causes is toothache, but on many occasions pain can be unrelated to the teeth. Facial pain can develop from other underlying disorders of the facial structures/anatomy, such as in tempero-mandibular (jaw) joint dysfunction.
There are many options now available to replace a missing tooth. The most sophisticated of these is dental implants.
In order to place dental implants into the bone of the jaw, there has to be sufficient bone in order to hold the implant firmly.
This technology involves the delivery of a concentrated preparation of blood cells (isolated from a blood sample taken prior to the procedure) to the surgical/extraction site, in order to improve tissue healing and regeneration.
This is a method of delivering treatments for those who are anxious, by administering a relaxant/sedative via a drip-line in your hand or arm.
This is where a patient wishes to be fully “knocked out” for their dental surgery.
All of our fees are payable up front, at the time of treatment. We accept cash, cheque and all standard card payments. For those with private health insurance (VHI, Laya, Irish Life, Garda Medical Aid, ESB Medical Provident Fund, POMAS etc), some of the treatments we provide are covered by your insurer. However, on many occasions we will not know until we carry out a consultation/examination if this is the case. Please have patience with us if we cannot confirm your cover prior to your appointment. We will advise at the clinical assessment if your insurance is applicable, and will always process claims through your insurer where possible. Please note, our fees will increase on October 1st 2022, and are as follows;
- Oral surgery consultation €130
- Panoramic x-ray (OPG) €70
- Peri-apical x-ray €40
- Cone beam CT/3D scan €200
- Non-surgical extraction €250
- Surgical extraction €300
- Lower wisdom tooth extraction €350
- Upper wisdom tooth extraction €300
- Supernumerary/odontome extraction €400
- Exposure of impacted tooth €400
- Treatment of dental cyst €500
- Biopsy/removal of soft tissue €300
- Pre-prosthetic surgery/ridge reduction €300-800
- Dental implant €1450
- Bone grafting Priced on consultation
- IV sedation €350
- PRGF €350
- Oral medicine consultation (Dr Ni Riordain) €200
- Oral medicine review (Dr Ni Riordain) €90