Oral Surgery

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We are fortunate to have a Consultant Oral Surgeon working from the practice – Catherine Sternberg.
Appointments with Catherine are normally booked via referral from your dentist, although you can contact us if you would like to arrange a consultation directly.

Many simple Oral Surgery procedures can be carried out by a general dentist with standard equipment. Some procedures however are more complex and require treatment by a Specialist. Particularly difficult cases or anxious patients (adults only) may be treated under sedation.

Range of Specialist procedures available

  • Removal of broken and decayed teeth
  • Removal of buried teeth and roots
  • Removal of wisdom teeth including impacted teeth
  • Removal of crowded or misaligned teeth
  • Exposure of buried teeth for orthodontic purposes
  • Release of tongue ties/ lip ties
  • Removal of non-cancerous soft tissue lumps and bumps e.g. polyps
  • Removal of non-cancerous jaw cysts and swellings
  • Treatment of medically compromised patients e.g. patients on warfarin or bisphosphonates

Catherine Sternberg

Catherine Sternberg BDS FDSRCS • Consultant Oral Surgeon, GDC: 69527

Catherine qualified from Birmingham University in 1993 and was accredited as a Specialist in 1997. She has been a Consultant in Oral Surgery since 2009 and works in both hospital and practice. Catherine sees patients referred by Dentists and GPs across Oxfordshire.

Catherine also works for the Oxford Dental Deanery as the Regional Advisor and Training Programme Director for the Dental Foundation training programme. She is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh.

In her spare time she enjoys mountain biking and all elements of fitness training.

Q. What is an Oral Surgeon?

An Oral Surgeon is a qualified dentist who has completed additional specialist training in Oral Surgery and is recognised as a Specialist by the General Dental Council.

Q. What is Oral Surgery?

Oral Surgery deals with the treatment and ongoing management of irregularities and pathology of the jaw and mouth that require surgical intervention.

Q. Does it hurt?

A local anaesthetic is used so the procedure should be pain free. For particularly anxious patients or more difficult procedures, treatment may be carried out under sedation (adults only).

Q. How much does it cost?

Costs are determined by the complexity of the procedure. You will be informed of all costs at your consultation appointment. As a guide they range from £120 - £280 but may be higher if multiple teeth or extensive work is required.

Q. Are there any risks?

All risks and potential complications will be explained at your consultation appointment.