Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaw, face and neck.
An Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon is qualified in both dentistry and medicine. They subsequently undergo 1-2 years of general surgical training and 3-4 years of advanced specialist surgical training, and may also complete a post graduate degree during this time.
The scope of practice within Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is broad. Services available at Boulcott Hospital include:
Wisdom Teeth or Third Molar removal
Ectopic Canine teeth
Surgical procedures in the mouth including biopsies, removal of teeth, bone grafts
Craniofacial Implants for support of ear, nose & eye prostheses
Orthognathic Surgery/Corrective Jaw Surgery
Correcting misaligned jaws and teeth
Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
Facial Implants to correct facial asymmetry/deformity
Oral Medicine and Oral Mucosal Disorders
Oral lesions, ulcers, growths, changes in colour
Salivary Gland disorders
Obstruction, tumours and infections
Revision of facial bone fractures, implant reconstruction and scar revision