Textbook of General and Oral Surgery

1st Edition


  • Print ISBN 9780443070839

Key Features

  • Covers both general and oral surgery, giving the reader an integrated understanding of both subjects in one book.
  • Discusses the basic principles of surgery at a level appropriate for future dentists.
  • Provides information on general topics including wound healing and sepsis that is essential for all dentists.
  • Gives an understanding of those specialist areas of surgery which have particular relevance to dentistry — including maxillofacial trauma, orthognathic surgery, and management of cleft palate.
  • Includes comprehensive coverage of oral surgery.
  • Covers anesthesia and sedation techniques.
  • Offers clear line diagrams throughout.

Table of Contents

A. Basic principles
1. Introduction
2. History and examination
3. Wound healing and suture materials
4. Complications of surgery
5. Fluid balance metabolism and nutrition
6. Blood disorders and their management in surgical practice
7. Cross infection control
8. Surgical sepsis
9. Fractures
10. General anaesthesia
11. Conscious sedation
B. Specialist surgical principles
12. Maxillofacial trauma
13. Orthognathic surgery
14. Salivary gland surgery
15. Plastic surgery
16. Management of facial clefts
17. Management of orofacial malignancy
18. Otorhinolaryngology (ENT surgery)
19. Neurosurgery
20. Temporomandibular joint investigation and surgery
21. Introduction
22. History and diagnosis
23. Basic oral surgical techniques
24. Local anaesthesia
25. Extraction techniques
26. Complications of extractions
27. Wisdom teeth
28. Cysts of the jaw
29. Periradicular surgery
30. Pre-prosthetic surgery
31. Orthodontics and surgery
32. Other surgical techniques
33. Spread and control of infection
34. Salivary gland diseases
35. Oral surgery in the medically compromised
36. Diseases of bone
37. Dental implants
38. Cryosurgery and laser surgery


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Churchill Livingstone
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About the authors

David Wray

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Oral Medicine, University of Glasgow, Honorary Consultant in Oral Medicine, North Glasgow University Hospitals, NHS Trust, Glasgow, UK

David Stenhouse

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Oral Surgery, University of Glasgow, UK

David Lee

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant General and Endocrine Surgeon, West Lothian and Lothian University Hospitals, NHS Trust, UK

Andrew Clark

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Research Fellow, MRC Human Genetics Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK