The surgical specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaw, face and neck. Oral refers to the mouth and maxillofacial refers to the face and jaw. It is seen as the bridge between medicine and dentistry as it treats conditions which require the surgeons to have expertise in both backgrounds.
Conditions and treatments
What is oral and maxillofacial surgery?
Oral and maxillofacial surgery covers an extensive range of conditions including facial injuries, head and neck cancers, salivary gland disease, facial disproportion, facial pain, impacted teeth, cysts, tumours of the jaw, mouth ulcers and infections. For example, you may see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for the surgical removal of your wisdom teeth, a cyst or tumour removal from your jaw, mouth or facial region or facial or jaw reconstruction.
Leading private treatment at the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in London brings together a group of leading oral and maxillofacial specialists who are dedicated to providing the highest standards of patient care and access to the latest treatments.
Based at the Harley Street Specialist Hospital, the department’s consultants have extensive experience and are trained in both dentistry and medicine enabling them to treat the full range of head, face, dental and neck conditions. The team performs straightforward dental procedures such as wisdom teeth removal to more complex procedures including reconstructive jaw surgery.
Harley Street Specialist Hospital has the latest diagnostic imaging and surgical equipment and a dedicated oral surgery operating room.
The team has access to Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) for treatment planning and diagnosis. CBCT uses cone-shaped X-ray beams which means the radiation dose is lower and the time needed for scanning is less than compared to a regular CT scanner. The scanner rotates around your head capturing data which is used to reconstruct a 3D image of the teeth, mouth, jaw, neck, ears, nose and throat.
If you need surgery, the team may use Piezoelectric bone surgery which is technology based on the high frequency vibration of a metallic tip used to selectively cut bone while sparing surrounding soft tissues. The ultrasound technology enables the consultants to be even more precise when cutting bone and there is very little blood meaning less pain and a quicker recovery.
Whatever your condition, our specialists will ensure you receive the best possible care and leading-edge treatment in a high-quality environment.
Why choose the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery?
Our team of expert consultants provides rapid assessment, diagnosis and access to the latest treatments all under one roof.
Conveniently located in Harley Street, the department offers state-of-the-art diagnostic technology including CBCT and the latest surgical techniques such as Piezoelectric bone surgery.
Our highly-qualified surgeons share their expertise so you can be confident you will have the best treatment for your condition. Your consultant will work with you to create a treatment plan which is tailored to you.
You will be cared for in a modern, spacious environment and appointments can take place at the hospital or if appropriate by telephone or video.
We welcome patients with private medical insurance or those wishing to pay for their own treatment.