Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgery includes surgery affecting the teeth, mouth, jaws, face and neck. The speciality is unique and requires dual qualification in medicine and dentistry in addition to the general and specialist surgical training.

 

Maxillofacial surgery includes:

Surgical removal of wisdom teeth, buried roots and other teeth
Exposure or removal of buried canine teeth
Root-canal surgery (apicectomy)
Surgical removal of jaw cysts and tumours
Treatment for mouth ulcers, sore mouth and facial pain
Salivary gland surgery
Surgery for facial injuries such as broken jaws and cheek bones
Treatment of temporamandibular (the joint between the skull and lower jaw bone) joint disease
Surgery to correct dental and facial deformity
Facial aesthetic surgery