Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The scope of Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgery is extensive and includes the management of facial
injuries, head and neck cancers, salivary gland diseases, facial
disproportion, facial pain, temporomandibular joint disorders,
impacted teeth, missing teeth with implants, cysts and tumours of
the jaws, aesthetic facial surgery, as well as numerous problems
affecting the oral mucosa such as mouth ulcers and infections.
Referrals are welcomed for any of these
- Dentoalveolar Surgery -
surgical management including specific diseases of the teeth and
their supporting hard tissues. Also missing teeth and alveolar bone
may be replaced with dental implants and grafted bone in specific
N.B. Referrals for dento-alveolar surgery must be accompanied by
an appropriate recent high-quality radiograph of the affected
- Head and Neck Oncology - the
management of head and neck cancer including the mouth, oropharynx,
and the associated structures. Please see section for Suspected Cancer
- Maxillofacial trauma - soft
tissue injuries of the head and neck and injuries to all aspects of
the facial skeleton, including dental injuries.
- Temporomandibular Joint
Disorders - treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders
to alleviate pain, improve function and to remove pathological
conditions which may interfere with quality of life.
- Pre-Prosthetic Surgery and
Implantology - to promote rehabilitation and enable the
wearing of prostheses as well as the provision of dental
- Salivary Gland Disorders -
medical and surgical management of infections, calculi and
strictures, cysts, tumours and the related disorders of the major
and minor salivary glands.
- Surgery of Facial Deformity -
this is concerned with the correction of developmental and acquired
dentofacial deformity including facial disproportion of the tooth
bearing segments of the jaws and associated facial skeleton.
- Surgical Dermatology - the
surgical management of benign and malignant cutaneous disorders and
- Cranio-Facial Deformity -
Management of complex congenital and acquired anomalies of the
head, face and jaws.
- Aesthetic Facial Surgery -
the surgical management of patients requesting facial plastic