43 Peartree Lane
Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL7 3UA
Opening Hours Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 17:30
Sat: 9:00 - 13:00

Exceptional care to restore your oral health

Our bespoke oral surgical care helps keep your mouth in top condition, restoring function and removing pain.

What is oral surgery?

Oral surgery is a specialised branch of dentistry that involves diagnosing and treating conditions of the mouth, teeth, gums and jaw. It is often used for the placement of implants, the removal of wisdom teeth, and more complex extractions, which may need the expertise of a trained oral surgeon to ensure the best possible success. Our jaw surgeon has many years of experience, and has further developed his skills and knowledge to deliver exceptional surgical treatment and care.

At Peartree, we are dedicated to providing all our patients with tailored and comfortable oral care in our welcoming and relaxed practice atmosphere.

Oral surgery procedures at Peartree

Our oral surgeon is highly skilled at successfully performing the following procedures:

Complex Tooth Extractions
In complex cases, such as where the tooth is very large, broken, or embedded in the gum, the simple extraction process is not sufficient and surgical extraction is needed. We numb the affected area and make a small incision in your gum, enabling the tooth to be removed. Larger teeth may need to be removed in parts.

Wisdom Tooth Removal
If you have a wisdom tooth that is causing you pain, is growing at the wrong angle, or has become stuck or impacted, it will need to be removed. Wisdom tooth removal is a very common oral surgical procedure, often needed to prevent potential complications and preserve your oral health.

Our oral surgeon is very skilled at removing tricky teeth that other dentists can’t manage. We often need to make a cut in your gum to take the whole tooth out safely, but this is performed carefully, using local anaesthetic to manage any discomfort.

Meet our Oral Surgeon


Associate Dentist and Oral Surgeon

GDC: 265129

Qualifications: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS RCSEd.), PG Certificate in Dental Education.

Ash is an extremely professional and friendly dentist, with a special interest in Oral Surgery. Alongside his work in the practice, he serves as a speciality doctor in Oral Surgery at Watford General Hospital. Ash enjoys performing oral surgical procedures, and accepts referrals from other practices for tricky tooth removals.

More about Ash

Oral surgery referrals

We are pleased to accept referrals from other dental practices for our oral surgery expertise. If you are a dentist seeking expert oral surgical care for your patients, you can trust our skilled team to provide them with the highest level of treatment and support. Our oral surgeon, Ash Patel, takes the time to get to know your patient and carefully and skillfully remove the tooth that is causing problems, restoring their oral health to full function.


Is oral surgery painful?
For every oral surgery procedure, we use local anaesthetic to numb the affected area before we begin. This will greatly minimise your pain and make the procedure more comfortable. After your oral surgery, you will likely feel some soreness or tenderness in your mouth, but painkillers will help you manage this, and it will be temporary.
I am feeling nervous about oral surgery – can you help?
We know you may be feeling nervous about having oral surgery, but please don’t worry. We understand and we are here to help. Our patient-focused approach puts you first, and we want to do all we can to make sure you feel more relaxed about your surgery. Our oral surgeon takes the time to talk to you about the procedure, if this helps you, and is happy to find ways to make you feel more comfortable.
How much time will I need to recover after oral surgery?
Oral surgery is quite a complex procedure, so you will need to give yourself adequate time to recover after your tooth has been removed. Recovery time depends on how complex your tooth was to remove, but in most cases, we advise waiting a couple of hours before you return to your normal activities. You will likely experience some tenderness in your mouth, which can be managed with painkillers such as paracetamol, as advised by your dentist.
How long does it take to remove a tooth?
The length of time it takes to remove your tooth depends on the complexity of your case. If your tooth is stuck or impacted, your surgery will take longer. You will be given an idea of how long your procedure will take before we begin, and the oral surgeon will tell you how everything is going during your appointment.