Oral Surgery in Edinburgh

You’re in Safe Hands

We know that the prospect of tooth extractions and oral surgery can be daunting.

That’s why we’ve taken great care to provide a comfortable and reassuring environment where you can experience stress-free care from specialist oral surgeon Dr Melanie Watson.

When tooth extraction or wisdom tooth extraction is needed as a measure against severe decay, trauma, or overcrowding, Melanie and our skilled oral surgery team perform extractions with precision and care to get your long-term oral health back on track.

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Sedation and Pain Management Options

Understanding that each patient’s needs are unique, we offer various sedation and pain management options to ensure a pain-free and relaxed experience.

Before your surgery, Dr Melanie Watson and our team will discuss these options with you and recommend the best approach based on your health, the nature of your surgery, and your comfort level.

Local Anesthesia

Used to numb the specific area where the surgery will take place, local anesthesia allows you to stay awake and alert without feeling pain during the procedure.

Sedation Dentistry

For patients who experience anxiety or fear about surgery, we offer both oral and IV sedation options.

Nitrous Oxide

A gentle sedative that you breathe in through a mask, providing relaxation without deep sedation.

The Wisdom of Extraction

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, often emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood at the back of the upper and lower jaws.

But sometimes wisdom teeth can cause discomfort, misalignment, and other issues.

When that’s the case, The Row offers expert wisdom extractions to prevent complications associated with these late-emerging teeth.

What to Expect

We’ll start with a complete evaluation, examination and X-ray, if necessary, to determine the best course of action.

If we can save the tooth, we will. But if an extraction is needed, we’ll provide a comprehensive consultation to discuss the procedure, recovery, and any concerns you might have.

We use the latest techniques and sedation options to ensure your comfort during the extraction process. Our specialist-led team will stay on hand to provide aftercare and support throughout your recovery and are always available for follow-up appointments if needed.

Meet Dr Melanie Watson
Oral Surgery ON THE ROW

Dr Melanie Watson specialist oral surgeon

Oral surgery procedures on The Row are led by specialist oral surgeon Dr Melanie Watson.

Melanie is a specialist at St John’s Hospital, Livingston, with years of experience carrying out complex and challenging extractions.

She also has published research papers in leading dental journals. If you’re worried about the prospect of surgery, you couldn’t be in better hands than with Melanie here on The Row.

Let Us Put Your Mind at Rest

Melanie and the team are here to ensure your journey is as positive and comfortable as possible. Contact us today to arrange your consultation.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is oral surgery, and when is it necessary?

Oral surgery is a branch of dentistry that involves surgical procedures to treat various oral and facial conditions. It is necessary for issues like impacted wisdom teeth, dental implants, and jaw surgery.

What is tooth extraction, and why might a tooth need to be removed?

Tooth extraction is the process of removing a tooth from its socket. A tooth may need to be extracted due to severe decay, infection, crowding, or damage that cannot be repaired.

Is tooth extraction a painful procedure?

Tooth extraction is typically performed under local anaesthesia to numb the area, so you should not feel significant pain during the procedure. Post-operative discomfort can usually be managed with pain medications.

How long does it take to recover after a tooth extraction?

The recovery period varies but often takes a few days to a week. Complete healing may take several weeks, depending on the complexity of the extraction.

What is wisdom tooth extraction, and why are wisdom teeth commonly removed?

Wisdom tooth extraction involves removing the third molars (wisdom teeth) at the back of the mouth. These teeth are often removed because they can become impacted, causing pain, infection, and other dental issues.

At what age do most people get their wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth typically start to emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood. Many people have them removed between the ages of 17 and 25, but the timing varies.

What should I expect during a wisdom tooth extraction procedure?

During the procedure, your oral surgeon will numb the area with anaesthesia and may also provide sedation. They will then carefully remove the wisdom tooth, ensuring your comfort and safety.

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