Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery is the surgical specialty that focuses on conditions affection the face, mouth, jaws, and neck.
Professionals specialising in this field are dual-qualified in both medicine and dentistry and are trained to diagnose, treat and manage conditions affecting these anatomical regions and offer treatment or perform surgery related to the conditions.
Guidance for patients
If you are awaiting an appointment or treatment for a specific condition our bookings team will contact you to schedule this. If there is a delay in offering treatment you might be contacted to arrange a review of your condition.
Please refer to clinical correspondence from the hospital or the Patients’ Area on the British Association of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons website for information that may be helpful for your condition.
Please also consider information and advice about looking after your teeth and gums.
What should I do if my health is deteriorating?
Some conditions are more appropriately assessed and managed by General Dental Practitioners. These include oral lesions (such as white/red patches, lumps, swellings, and ulcers), oral/dental pain, jaw joint problems). If you not registered with a General Dental Practitioner, please contact the National Dental Helpline on 0300 311 22 33, who will be able to advise you of your nearest Dentist.
If you are concerned that you may have an oral cancer or a pre-cancerous lesion – please do not delay seeing either your GP or Dentist who can refer you to our care if needed.
If you notice deterioration in your symptoms or condition, please follow the advice below:
- If you need urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 service.
- If non-urgent and waiting for your first appointment, please contact your referring GP or General Dental Practitioner (GDP)
- If you are awaiting a follow up appointment or treatment, please contact your specialist clinical team on the contact details provided below.