From HQ Dental
Our clinical team is led by Specialist Oral Surgeon Mr Richard Moore.
Richard graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2002 and since then has worked exclusively in oral and maxillofacial surgery across the UK, in both primary and secondary care.
As part of his training, he completed an externship at the University of Illinois Chicago in Oral Surgery and has spent time at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
He holds Fellowships in Dental Surgery from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow and the Faculty of Dental Trainers Edinburgh, is a registered Specialist in Oral Surgery with the General Dental Council and a Council Member of the British Association of Oral Surgeons.
Richard has published in several peer reviewed journals and is an international speaker in his field. He is also an educational advisor in oral surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
He is a Clinical Lecturer and Specialist in Oral Surgery at the University of Leeds where he is studying a PhD part-time, an honorary oral surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and instructor and provider of advanced life support for the Resuscitation Council UK.
His clinical interests lie within the management of medically complex patients, rehabilitation of patients with dental implants including all on four and zygomatic implants, and all aspects of oral surgery such as exodontia, third molars and soft tissue lesions.
BDS, FDS RCPS (Glasg), MAcadMEd, FFDT RCS Ed, FHEA
Specialist Oral Surgeon, GDC 80730
Sometimes teeth are difficult to extract-especially impacted wisdom teeth, retained roots and difficult buried teeth and these need to be removed with surgery.
With complicated extractions like these it is important to retain as much bone as possible (especially if you’re planning to have implants) so wherever possible Richard uses a bone preserving technique and the use of piezo surgery which uses vibration to accurately cut and remodel bone without damaging soft tissue.
Sometimes a normal root canal treatment cannot save a tooth and surgery will be required-the most common surgical procedure is called an Apicectomy which involves removing the tip of the root of the tooth along with any infected tissue-and then filling the tip of the root to prevent the infection reoccurring.
We can usually help with the assessment, diagnosis and management of facial pain which can sometimes be related to temporomandibular (TMJ) joint issues.
The TMJ is a very complicated joint which connects the upper and lower jaws and pain in this region can be related to dentition problems or TMJ abnormalities.
The success of any denture is always determined by the shape of the bone and soft tissue which the denture sits on and connects with.
Pre prosthetic surgery is usually performed to modify the bone and soft tissue to make dentures more stable and retentive.
When natural teeth are lost the bone that supports them shrinks away and sometimes there isn’t enough bone to support an implant-this can sometimes be a big problem especially in the upper jaw towards the back of the mouth where the depth bone is already limited in the sinus region.
We can usually regenerate the bone with bone grafting and GBR (guided none regeneration) and we can regenerate bone in the sinus area with a sinus lift (or elevation)-this procedure creates new bone inside the sinus).
We can asses diagnose and manage any intra-oral pathology including ulcers, lesions, white and red patches along with lesions on the lips and cysts in the jaws.
Zygomatic Implants can be used in the upper jaw when there is severe bone loss and simply not enough bone in the palate for conventional implants.
These extra long implants connect with the cheek bone and underneath the eye socket and are usually used for immediate full arch bridges like ‘all on 4’.
All these treatments are available (subject to patient assessment) under conscious sedation.
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