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Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) is a surgical specialty dealing with conditions of the face, jaws, neck and mouth.

The service provides diagnostic and treatment for conditions affecting these areas. 

What type of treatment is provided?

The following types of treatment are undertaken:

  • Dentoalveolar surgery – difficult tooth extractions
  • Oral Medicine – ulcers and infections of the mouth
  • Orthognathic Surgery – surgically moving the jaws
  • Trauma – treating fractures and lacerations
  • Treatment of head and neck cancers
  • Treatment of neck lumps and salivary gland swellings
  • Diagnosis and treatment of facial pain
  • Treatment of jaw joint disorders
  • Dental Implants in conjunction with Restorative Dentistry – for patients who conform to the Hospital Protocol
  • Combined clinics with Orthodontic Consultants to manage complex dental and facial conditions

Is there any cost for OMFS treatment?

There is no cost for NHS treatment.

How can I be seen in the OMFS department?

Your medical GP or dentist must refer you to the oral and maxillofacial surgery department where you will be seen under the care of one of the consultants.

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