Oral, Maxillofacial and Dentistry

About

Oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of defects, diseases and injuries of the face, neck, mouth and jaws. 

OMF surgeons are qualified in both medicine and dentistry and treat patients that require expertise from both backgrounds.  They work with patients of all ages from newborn babies to elderly people and use the latest surgical techniques such as MRI scans to view head and neck anatomy in three dimensions.

Common Applications

Oral and maxillofacial surgery includes the surgical and non-surgical management of conditions affecting the soft and hard tissue of the face, neck, mouth and jaws.

Common conditions covered by our OMF consultants include:

  • Craniofacial disorders
  • Facial pain
  • Vascular anomalies
  • Cysts and tumours of the jaw
  • Salivary gland diseases
  • Impacted teeth
  • Mouth ulcers and infections

Treatment options

The type of oral and maxillofacial care you receive will depend on your current condition and diagnosis. You will be assessed by one of our specialists with further diagnostic tests or treatment planned in if required.

Procedures often undertaken by our team of surgeons will be discussed fully at your consultation and include:

  • Treatment of facial injuries
  • Removal of skin lesions to the head and neck
  • Temporomandibular (jaw) joint surgery
  • Removal of jaw tumours and cysts
  • Treatment of cleft lip and palate
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Removal of impacted wisdom teeth
  • Dental extractions and implants
  • Salivary gland surgery for benign and malignant lesions

You can access the Avicenna patient area and book an appointment here.