Treatments we offer

  • Management of jaw cysts & impacted teeth
  • Removal of problematic wisdom teeth
  • Orthodontic surgical services     
  • Skin lesions
  • Oral Mucosal lesions
  • Salivary gland disease
  • Lumps of the head and neck
  • Facial trauma
  • Facial deformities
  • Facial pain
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Skin cancer

Dentoalveolar surgery involves:

  • Removing sometimes complicated or impacted teeth
  • Periradicular surgery
  • Cysts
  • Taking biopsies of conditions which affect the oral cavity

Where appropriate we offer treatment under intravenous sedation and general anaesthetic.

Emergency service

An emergency service is available Monday-Friday, 08.30am-5.00pm.

We accept referrals for:

  • Facial swellings
  • Lacerations
  • Facial and orbital fractures
  • Post-operative bleeding
  • Dry socket

Emergencies that require admission are transferred to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford which is a regional trauma centre.

Medically compromised patients

We accept referrals for the treatment of medically compromised patients requiring oral and maxillofacial surgery.

With advances in medicine and an ageing population, many patients are now taking multiple medications which can affect surgery.

Considerations include:

  • Immunocompromised patients
  • Cardiac patients
  • Those with bleeding disorders
  • Those on medications which can result in osteonecrosis of the jaws

Special Care Dentistry

Our community dental colleagues provide holistic dental care for adults with severe disability, medical or mental health conditions, on a regular basis within the department.

Oral Medicine

Where appropriate we will manage patients with chronic, recurrent and medically related disorders of the oral and maxillofacial region that do not require surgery.

Salivary gland diseases

The glands which produce saliva can be affected by a range of diseases, including: 

  • Obstruction with a stone or stricture
  • Infection e.g. mumps
  • Trauma e.g. mucoceles/ ranulas
  • Inflammation
  • Autoimmune disorders 
  • In some cases, these require surgical management.

Outpatient services and day case general anaesthetics

These are provided in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit.

Some procedures including inpatient stays will require admission to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.