Mr Anish Shah, our Harley Street Specialist Oral Surgeon has been involved in the field of Oral Surgery for over 20 years and practices at our London, Harley Street clinic. Mr Shah welcomes patients who are experiencing a range of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery issues.
Maxillofacial Surgeon in London
If you are looking for one of the best oral and maxillofacial surgeons in London then we can help. Our oral surgeon is a specialist in Oral maxilloficial surgery (OMFS) and is a highly sought after and respected member of the General Dental Council (no. 76559).
Maxillofacial surgery (jaws and face) is a internationally recognised surgical speciality.
Oral Surgery treatments explained
Our most common treatments that require an expert oral surgeon are explained in more detail below;
Removal of impacted wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth are generally the last of your teeth to develop and as they grow, during your late teens or early twenties, can sometimes become impacted on existing teeth. At our clinic at 75 Harley Street in London, we can perform impacted wisdom tooth removal under a local anaesthetic. View our wisdom teeth removal costs.
Root canal surgery
Our expert and highly sought after London consultant Oral Surgeon, Mr Anish Shah, performs root canal surgery at our state-of-the-art clinic at 75 Harley Street.
Root canal surgery (also known as surgical endodontics) may be required when the system at the centre of a tooth has become damaged or infected.
Some, more complex tooth extractions may require the skills of an Oral Surgeon. Our Oral Surgeon has over 20 years experience and is qualified to perform a wide range of surgical dentistry procedures including complex extractions. Our expert team in Harley Street will be able to guide you through the entire process.
Removal of buried roots
Each of your adult teeth is anchored to your jawbone by up to four roots. These hold your teeth firmly in place and are bound to your jawbone by a fibrous ligament called the periodontal ligament. When a dentist extracts a tooth, these roots are usually removed at the same time.
However, when the loss of a tooth is brought about by decay or accident, some or all of the tooth roots can remain buried in the jaw bone and gums with a possibility of a risk of infection and pain.
Following a consultation with our dental team , you may be referred to our Harley Street Oral Surgeon for retained root removal surgery.
Treatment of jaw cysts
At 75 Harley Street, our Consultant Oral Surgeon, Mr Anish Shah, is experienced in both the diagnosis and removal of jaw cysts. Cysts of the jaw are slow growing and often do not present symptoms so it is important to make sure that you have regular dental health checks, including x-rays, at our Harley Street clinic.
Cysts develop in different oral areas, including the mouth lining and jawbone, come in different types and may cause oral damage if left untreated. Our Harley Street Oral Surgeon will be able to locate and identify cysts of the jaw and surgically remove them under either local or general anaesthetic at our London clinic.
Minor Orthodontic Surgery
Orthodontic procedures at our clinic involve the correction and prevention of teeth irregularities or deformities. Successful orthodontic treatment is often a combination of different procedures that work together to achieve the desired result. Our consultant Oral Surgeon Mr Anish Shah is qualified to perform minor surgical orthodontic procedures at our Harley Street clinic.
Removal and biopsy of lesions of the mouth
Mouth lesions are areas of the mouth that have been damaged either through injury or by disease and can be painful. Patients with mouth lesions who visit 75 Harley Street are sometimes advised that removal and biopsy are recommended.
Our London Oral Surgeon, Mr Anish Shah, is experienced at this type of oral surgery and will advise, when you visit our Harley Street clinic, as to whether or not a biopsy of the tissue is necessary.
Mouth ulcers (also known as oral ulceration) are amongst the most common oral conditions. Mouth ulcers can have multiple causes, including areas of abrasion inside the mouth and existing medical or health conditions, and are usually painful.
We strongly recommend that our dental team review mouth ulcers that fail to recover after 3 weeks. Our Oral Surgeon can treat some longer-term mouth ulcers with permanent and effective results and follow up hygiene appointments are available at our Harley Street clinic.
Lichen planus is a non-infectious inflammatory condition that presents as a mixture of red and white patches or a white, filigree pattern in the mouth. Around 1-2% of the population are affected by lichen planus, which can cause some discomfort.
When you visit our clinic, our Oral Surgeon may recommend a small biopsy to ascertain a correct diagnosis before discussing treatment options for lichen planus. This biopsy can be performed at our London clinic.
Treatment for burning mouth syndrome
The symptoms of burning mouth syndrome (BMS) can be distressing. Patients, more commonly women, who visit us, often describe a sore mouth, a bitter taste or a burning sensation. Our London Oral Surgeon will advise you on possible contributory factors to BMS, which include nutritional deficiencies, menopause, diabetes and even depression or anxiety.
A blood test may be recommended before treatment, this is available at our Harley Street clinic.
Treatment for orofacial pain
Chronic orofacial pain can have many causes and may include pain in the head and neck regions as well as pain in the mouth. Our Harley Street Oral Surgeon, Mr Anish Shah has considerable experience in identifying the causes of orofacial pain and recommending treatment to either deal with the reason for pain or alleviate it.
Assessments for orofacial pain may require more than one visit to our dental practice. During these assessment visits you will be asked questions about your level of pain, it’s location and the impact it has on your lifestyle.
You may be asked to keep a pain diary. Our expert Oral Surgeon will keep you informed about diagnoses and potential treatment options as your assessment progresses.
Dry mouth (Xerostomia) can be extremely frustrating and has numerous causes. Dry mouth can cause additional complications such as soreness in the mouth, halitosis, an altered sense of taste, tooth decay and gum disease.
If this becomes a problem for you please consult our Oral Surgeon who will be able to offer dry mouth help and advice.
Excess saliva advice and treatment
Hyper-salivation or the production of excess saliva can be an indicator of a more serious, underlying health problem but there are recommended treatments that can help with this irritating and sometimes debilitating problem. We recommend an early visit to our clinic at 75 Harley Street, London to investigate causal issues.
Full list of oral surgery
We have an unparalleled level of expertise and experience in a wide range of oral surgery procedures. Please find below our further list of the surgical procedures that our Oral Surgeon, Mr Anish Shah and his team can offer:
- Surgical removal of impacted/buried teeth
- Surgical removal complicated buried roots
- Surgical Endodontics/Apicectomy
- Surgical Orthodontics/Exposure of teeth
- Enucleation of cysts of jaw
- Biopsy/Excision of lesion of mouth including the lips, tongue and palate
- Pre prosthetic surgery including vestibuloplasty
- Closure/repair of pro-antral fistulae and the addition or removal of a pedicled fat graft
- Removal of stone/calculus from salivary gland duct
- Biopsy of minor salivary gland (labial gland biopsy)
- Ankylotomy (tongue tie release)
Other issues covered by our Oral Surgeon
Our Oral Surgeon Mr Anish Shah and his team can also offer consultation and effective treatment for the list of other oral issues below:
- Diagnosis and treatment of facial pain
- Oral medicine
- Recurrent oral aphthous ulcers
- Lumps and bumps of the mouth
- Use of muscle relaxing injections for the treatment of TMJ related conditions, gummy smiles
- Oral manifestations of systemic disease