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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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The department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery offers a comprehensive service relating to conditions of the face, mouth and jaws, including a routine assessment and treatment service for common oral surgical conditions.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is unique in requiring a dual qualification in medicine and dentistry, treating conditions that require expertise from both backgrounds such as head and neck cancers, salivary gland diseases, facial disproportion, facial pain, temporomandibular joint disorders, impacted teeth, cysts and tumours of the jaws as well as numerous problems affecting the oral mucosa such as mouth ulcers and infections.

Any injuries to the face including fractures of the facial skeleton and lacerations are also treated. The combined departments of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics are supported by full time maxillofacial technicians.

We offer a multi-disciplinary team based approach in head and neck oncology, facial skin cancer and facial deformity and work closely with consultants in the Orthodontics, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Dermatology and Clinical Oncology departments.

We will be moving to a new improved home in the hospital in early 2019. Work is underway to build a state of the art facility in Zone C. This is part of our Fit for the Future programme, a redevelopment plan to transform our site and further improve the services we provide.

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Patient Information Leaflets

Having an MRI Scan

Having a Cone Beam CT Scan

Having a CT Scan

Having a Sialogram

Fractures of the Lower Jaw

Fractures of the Upper Jaw

Zygomatic Fractures

Exposure of Impacted Canines

Removal of impacted wisdom teeth

Postop instruction following oral surgery

Your treatment after day case general anaesthetic

Mandibular Osteotomy

Genioplasty

Burning Mouth Syndrome

Lichen Planus of the Mouth

Mucous Membrane Oral Pemphigoid

Oral Biopsy

Geographic Tongue

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma SCC

Bowens Disease (squamous cell carcinoma in situ)

Lentigo Maligna

Removal of skin lesions from face and scalp

Scar Revision

Cryotherapy

Persistent Orofacial Pain

Temporomandibular joint problems and TMJ arthrocentesis

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