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Oral & maxillofacial surgery

Fast treatment for complex mouth, face, jaw and neck problems

A Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon is qualified in both medicine and dentistry, enabling them to treat and manage a wide range of complex conditions of the head and neck. There are far fewer Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons in the UK compared to other medical specialities, and we are privileged to have a number of them based on-site at BMI The Alexandra Hospital. 

Whether you’re suffering with an impacted wisdom tooth, a painful clicking jaw, an unexplained swelling in the neck, or a facial or mouth lesion, you will want to receive expert assessment, diagnosis and any treatment needed without undue delay.

When you book your private appointment directly with us, whether as a self-pay patient of through your private medical insurance, you will benefit from dedicated care tailored just for you, access to state-of-the-art diagnostics, opening hours to suit your availability and fast access to a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.

To ensure you receive the best care possible, our Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons work extremely closely with specialists in other fields, including, dermatologists, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) surgeons, dentists and speech therapists.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery involves the diagnosis and treatment of a range of conditions, diseases and injuries of the teeth, mouth, face, jaw and neck.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at The Alexandra provide:

  • Adult Oral Surgery
  • Surgical removal of wisdom teeth, buried roots, buried canine teeth and impacted teeth
  • Dental implants
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Treatment of cysts and tumours of the jaws
  • Screening for Oral Cancer
  • Biopsy and treatment of lesions of the lip, mouth, roof of mouth and tongue
  • Management of problems affecting the soft tissue lining of the mouth, such as white patches and mouth ulcers
  • Treatment of salivary gland problems and tumours, including stone removal
  • Investigation and treatment of sinus problems
  • Treatment of facial fractures and lacerations
  • Treatment for disorders of the lower jaw (mandible) and jaw joint (temporomandibular joint)
  • Single and double jaw surgery (Bimaxillary Osteotomy)
  • Investigation and treatment of facial and dental pain
  • Surgery to correct dental and facial deformities
  • Facial skin surgery
  • Bone grafting

Many treatments carried out by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are incredibly complex.

As a result, most people we see have been referred to us by their GP or dentist, another maxillofacial specialist from outside the region or a consultant in another speciality.

When you first meet with your doctor here at BMI The Alexandra Hospital, they will talk with you about what is concerning you. They’ll want to know:

  • What symptoms you have
  • When you first noticed them
  • Whether you have any pain in the face or neck
  • Whether your symptoms have been getting worse over time.
  • Whether you have any particular worries or concerns about your symptoms (for example, are you worried you may have cancer?)

They will also carry out a clinical examination of the affected area(s).

Most people will have previously had dental X-rays carried out by their dentist, and these can be helpful for your consultant to review. Other investigations may be needed to help diagnosis and/or treatment planning.

Common investigations include X-ray (individual teeth or whole jaw – orthopantomography) if not already done, CT or an MRI scan. These can all be easily arranged for you by your consultant on -site at The Alexandra if required.

Your clinical history, the results of the physical examination and the results of any further investigations will be used to make a diagnosis. Your consultant will then be able to plan any treatment needed and discuss this with you. They will explain how your specific surgery will be done and what results you should expect to see as a result.

Due to the complexity of many of the treatments for oral and maxillofacial conditions, your consultant may discuss treatment options within a multidisciplinary team with specialists like orthodontists or ENT surgeons.

Every aspect of your care will always be fully discussed with you so that you know what to expect at all times.

People choose The Alexandra for the expertise available in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery for a variety of reasons. Most of them will have been referred by their GP, dentist or other healthcare professional such as a dermatologist or Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon. We treat self-pay patients and those with private medical insurance.

Many of our patients are from Manchester and the surrounding areas, but people also travel from further afield to visit with us, including from the Lake District, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire.

BMI The Alexandra Hospital is the largest private hospital in the country outside London. When you visit with us for your Oral and Maxillofacial treatment, you will benefit from:

  • Fast access to an expert: You won’t be waiting weeks (or even months) to be seen. With leading experts on-site, we can provide you with quick, simple access to an experienced Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon
  • Without the rush: A private consultation gives you much more time with your consultant. You’ll be able to discuss your symptoms and talk with them about any questions or concerns you may have.
  • Flexible appointments: We know that life can often be incredibly busy. We offer appointments throughout the week, including evenings, so that you can book a time that’s most convenient for you.
  • Treatment tailored just for you: With any type of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, treatment needs to be tailored to your precise needs to give you the best results.
  • Multidisciplinary team: Our Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons are highly experienced in their field. Within The Alexandra, they have quick, direct access to experts in other fields, including ENT surgeons and dermatologists, as well as other medical professionals. Access to such expertise across a range of medical disciplines means you will always benefit from the highest level of care and support at all times.
  • Peace of mind: In an independent survey, 97.3% of the people we treated at BMI The Alexandra Hospital said they were likely or extremely likely to recommend us to their friends and family.
  • Free parking: Our car park has 440 spaces, so you won’t need to worry about where to park when you visit with us.

If you are feeling anxious, concerned or unsure what to do about a problem with your teeth, mouth, face, jaw or neck, it’s important to know that good help is available, fast. Why not contact us today to book an appointment?

Your consultant will thoroughly investigate the cause(s) of your problem and explain treatment options available. If any kind of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery is needed, such as removal of an impacted wisdom tooth or a soft tissue biopsy, that can be arranged for you as soon as possible.

Whatever problem you’re struggling with, and whether or not you need surgery, an appointment with a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon can give you reassurance and peace of mind that you’re being properly looked after and getting the expert advice you need.

To meet with an experienced private Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Manchester, book online today.

Specialists Offering Oral & maxillofacial surgery

Mr Stuart Clark

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

BDS MBChB FDSRCSEd FRCSEd FRCSEd(OMFS) FFSTRCSEd PGDipClinEd(RCPS)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Andrew Baldwin

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial / Head & Neck Surgeon

MBChB(Hons) BDS FRCS(OMFS) FDSRCS FDSRCSEd

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Chetan Katre

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgeon

BDS, MDS, FDSRCS(Eng), MBChB, MRCS(Ed), FRCS(OMFS)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Manu Patel

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

FRCS(Eng), FDSRCS(Ed), CMIRCS (Ed)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Charles Crawford

Speciality Dentist

BDS MSc MFGDP(UK) PGCT&L

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Dr Helen Petersen

Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Oral Surgery

BDS (Hons), MFDS RCS, Prof Cert TLHPE (FHEA), MAcad MedEd, MOral Surg (RCS), PhD

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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