The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit is a surgical speciality which offers diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the:

  • Mouth
  • Jaws
  • Face
  • Neck


The department offers diagnosis and treatment of diseases including assessment and treatment for common oral surgical conditions.

The speciality acts as a bridge between medicine and dentistry, and our consultants hold both qualifications.

The department also offers training for dental core trainees and registrars in oral surgery. 

Our team manages a range of conditions including:

  • Facial trauma
  • Salivary gland diseases
  • Facial deformities
  • Facial pain
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Impacted teeth
  • Cysts of the jaws
  • Mouth ulcers and infections

Many of our nurses hold extended competencies enabling them to carry out:

  • Suture removal
  • Impression taking
  • Dental radiography 

Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons frequently work alongside other specialists including:

  • Orthodontists
  • Oncologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeons

If you have a dental emergency please follow the advice here.


Great Western Hospital - first floor (please see Floor plan).

Please use the entrance through the Eye Clinic.



Tel: 01793 604067 or 01793 604887


Tel: 01793 605430

Further information

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