Oral surgery

Oral surgery

Serving patients throughout Ipswich, Colchester, Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury

Oral surgery is a concerned with the treatment of conditions effecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. Treatment is usually complex, requiring advanced skills from a oral surgeon. 

At Hadleigh Dental Surgery our highly skilled oral surgeon offers the following treatments:


An Apicectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tip of the root of a tooth from the jawbone, through an opening made in the gum. Infected tissue from around the end of the root may then be removed to control disease process or to encourage healing.


We take care of most extractions ranging from the simple to the most complicated. 

Wisdom teeth

Your wisdom teeth normally emerge (erupt) from the gum between the ages of 17 and 24. They are the last of the large grinding teeth at the back of the mouth to emerge. Some people never develop wisdom teeth; others can have up to four – one in each corner of the mouth.

Often wisdom teeth cause no problems but sometimes there is just not enough space left in the mouth for them to emerge properly. When this happens, they are described as ‘Impacted’. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, swelling, infection or damage to the teeth next to them. If the gum around the wisdom tooth is swollen the jaw may become stiff and sore.

The surgical removal of one or more wisdom teeth can relieve these problems.

If you have problems such as infection, cysts or tumours, tooth decay or gum disease around a wisdom tooth you should think about having it removed. If you have impacted wisdom teeth that are not causing problems you do not need to have them removed.

If you are nervous about your oral surgery treatment, we help you feel more relaxed with the use of dental sedation.