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Oral & maxillofacial surgery

Treatment for complex mouth, face, jaw and neck problems

A Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon is qualified in both medicine and dentistry. This dual training enables them to perform complex surgical procedures and treatments for the mouth, teeth, face, jaw and neck.

Whether you need surgery to treat a mouth ulcer, to correct poor alignment of your upper jaw and teeth or for a complex dental extraction, the Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at The Meriden have the expertise to help.

Your consultant works closely with specialists in other fields when required, including plastic surgeons, dermatologists, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) surgeons, orthodontists and speech therapists, to ensure you receive the treatment you need.

When you visit us at The Meriden, you’ll benefit from treatment tailored to your specific requirements, access to state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatment from an experienced Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a surgical speciality that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries and complications of the teeth, mouth, face, jaw and neck.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at The Meriden can help you with:

  • Oral Surgery
  • Surgical removal of wisdom teeth, buried roots, buried canine teeth and impacted teeth
  • 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, including stone removal
  • Treatment of facial fractures and lacerations
  • Treatment for disorders of the lower jaw (mandible) and jaw joint (temporomandibular joint)
  • Investigation and treatment of facial and dental pain
  • Surgery to correct dental and facial deformities
  • Facial skin surgery
  • Dental implant surgery and bone grafting

Most people will be referred to our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons by their GP, dentist or another maxillofacial specialist from outside the region or a consultant in another speciality.

When you first meet with your consultant at The Meriden, they will ask you about your symptoms. They will want to know things like:

  • What symptoms do you have?
  • How long have you had them?
  • Do you have any pain in your neck, face or jaw? If so, can you describe it?
  • Do you have any particular concerns about your symptoms?

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

Most people who visit us will have already had dental X-rays at their dentist, and these will normally be available for your consultant to review at this time.

Due to the complexity of many oral and maxillofacial problems, a variety of investigations may be required. These could include X-ray, CT, a biopsy or a TMJ arthroscopy (a form of keyhole surgery). These can all be arranged for you by your consultant if required.

Your medical history, the results of your physical examination and of any tests done will all be used to make a diagnosis. Your consultant may discuss treatment options within a multidisciplinary team, with specialists like orthodontists or ENT surgeons.

Every aspect of your care, from initial assessment and diagnosis through to treatment and aftercare, each step of your care will be discussed with you in advance so that you know what to expect. If you have any questions or concerns, they will be happy to talk about these with you.

People choose to come to The Meriden for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for different reasons.

Many of them will have been referred to us from their GP, dentist or other healthcare professional. We treat patients with private medical insurance and self-pay patients.

Many of our patients are from Coventry itself, while others travel to us from other parts of Warwickshire, and even further afield.

When you choose The Meriden, you will benefit from:

  • Fast access to an expert – Instead of having to wait weeks (or even many months) for an appointment, we can quickly and easily schedule a consultation for you with an experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. With earlier assessment and a quicker diagnosis, you’ll be able to benefit from any treatment needed sooner.
  • Appointments to fit your schedule – It’s very easy to book an appointment at a time that’s convenient for you. Consultations are usually carried out in person at The Meriden, but we can provide remote consultations via telephone or video call when required and where clinically appropriate.
  • Bespoke treatment - Oral and Maxillofacial problems require a personal approach to treatment. The best treatment is one that has been tailored to your specific needs. Follow-up appointments as needed help give you peace of mind after any treatment.
  • Multidisciplinary team - Our Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are well-supported by specialists in a number of other medical fields, including ENT surgeons, dermatologists and radiologists. Where additional expert input is needed, it is easily (and quickly) arranged.
  • Peace of mind - In an independent survey, 96.5% of the people we treated at BMI The Meriden Hospital said they were likely or extremely likely to recommend us to their friends and family. When you visit with us, it’s easy to see how much our friendly staff enjoy the work they do, and this is reflected in the level of care they take for everyone who visits us for their oral and maxillofacial treatment.
  • Location: With the hospital sitting just off the M69 and M6 on the outskirts of Coventry, we’re within easy reach of Coventry as well as Nuneaton, Rugby and the surrounding areas.
  • Free* parking: Our private car park has 80 spaces, so you won’t need to worry about where to park when you visit with us. *Be sure to register your car with us at Reception when you first arrive, and you won’t need to pay for parking. 

Good treatments are available for a wide variety of oral and maxillofacial conditions. If you’re concerned about any type of problem in or around your face, mouth, teeth, jaw or neck, why not arrange a time to visit with one of our expert surgeons for help?

They will thoroughly investigate the cause(s) of your problem and explain the treatment options available.

Whatever problem you’re struggling with, from an infected gum to pain in the jaw or a facial deformity, expert help is available for you.

Book an appointment online today.

Specialists Offering Oral & maxillofacial surgery

Mrs Judith Lesley Stocker

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

BDS FDSRCS MBChB FRCS FRCS(OMFS) Cert Clin Ed

BMI The Meriden Hospital 1 more BMI The Priory Hospital

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Mr Liviu Marius Hanu-Cernat

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

DM MB ChB FDSRCS MRCS FRCS (OMFS) Cert Med Ed

BMI The Meriden Hospital

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