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Oral and maxillofacial surgery in Glasgow

Expert assessment and treatment of complex mouth, face, jaw, and neck disorders and concerns

Ross Hall Hospital is here to provide first-class, private oral maxillofacial treatment to those suffering from conditions affecting the head, neck, mouth and teeth.

For a quick and full recovery, you’ll want to make sure you have access to the finest range of diagnostics and treatment facilities in a comfortable and supportive environment.

As the largest private hospital in Scotland with over 200 practising consultants, Ross Hall Hospital is proud to offer an unmatched level of tailored care to patients with a variety of medical challenges.

The oral maxillofacial consultants have access to the most up to date facilities for diagnosis and treatment and work with other consultants and our in-house teams, all experienced working together and all focused on providing the best, most comprehensive care and treatment available.

To minimise uncertainty and stress, we offer you fast, direct and convenient appointments with the relevant specialist, usually available within 48 hours.

Book your private appointment by calling or booking online today.

Oral maxillofacial surgery combines the degrees of dentistry and medicine along with full surgical training. The consultants then sub-specialise in areas such as the management of head, neck and mouth cancers or facial disproportion and trauma.

The dedicated consultants at Ross Hall Hospital regularly see patients with the following issues:

  • Facial disproportion or aesthetic concerns
  • Impacted teeth, e.g. wisdom teeth
  • Cysts of the head and neck, including the jaws
  • Management of skin lesions on the head and neck, including skin cancers
  • Management of salivary gland problems, e.g. stones or tumours
  • Lumps or abnormal patches of skin in the lining of the mouth 
  • A misaligned jaw and malocclusions (orthognathic surgery)

Our extensive diagnostic and treatment facilities allow us to routinely perform and provide:

  • Surgical exposure or removal of wisdom teeth, buried roots or buried canine teeth
  • Treatment for cysts and tumours of the jaws
  • Screening for oral cancer
  • Treatment for facial injuries, including fractures of the jaw and zygoma (cheekbone)
  • Treatment for lesions of the lip, mouth, palate and tongue, including biopsy
  • Surgical management of skin cancer and soft tissue reconstruction
  • Management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems

We work tirelessly to ensure our patients receive the best possible care from the best specialists. When visiting Ross Hall Hospital, you can be assured that you’re receiving treatment from the most suitable consultants in our expert multidisciplinary team to help with your specific condition.

On your arrival, one of our friendly reception team will greet you and check your details. Your consultant will then meet you in the waiting area and escort you into the clinic room for your appointment.  

The ultimate goal of this consultation is to identify any need for concern, provide you with clarity, and, if necessary, take steps to ensure you receive the best treatment in a timely manner to make a swift, full recovery.

During your initial consultation, your consultant will assess your medical history and take a full account of your symptoms and condition. They will then conduct a routine examination of your head, neck and mouth to get a clear picture of the situation and understand what the next steps should be.

Depending on your condition, you may be offered a further scan or test. Thanks to the comprehensive range of diagnostics facilities available at Ross Hall Hospital, we can conduct a range of further tests within the hospital, under one roof.

To put you at ease, our specialists will always keep you informed and explain the details of the tests being carried out.

Routine tests or scans that your consultant may suggest:

  • MRI scan - To look more closely at soft tissue problems, such as a lump or bump in your head, neck or mouth, or possible TMJ conditions (jaw pain).

  • CT scan - This can help by producing detailed images of your internal structures to look at more complex issues such as jaw cysts and growth abnormalities.

  • X-ray - To check common, straightforward dental conditions like impacted teeth.

  • Biopsy - Taking sample tissue to look more closely at concerning lumps or bumps in the head, neck or mouth.

Keep in mind that these further tests are prescribed on a patient-to-patient basis and may not necessarily be required. Similarly, there are a variety of possible tests not listed that may be required in some circumstances, which your consultant will explain in full beforehand.

The staff and consultants at Ross Hall Hospital are dedicated to providing you with a fast and accurate diagnosis following any scans or tests. We aim to cut down on the stress and anxiety that waiting in limbo brings and work hard to offer prompt appointment times for all diagnostics. Some tests, such as X-Rays, can even be carried out on the same day as your initial consultation. 

Once these tests have been completed, you will have a follow-up appointment to discuss the results with your consultant and the best way forward should treatment be required.

If surgery is needed, you will be able to agree with your consultant on a suitable date and time for your procedure. Moreover, most procedures carried out for this speciality are done as a day case, which means you can go home the same day as their treatment.

Whether the next step is further testing, surgery, physiotherapy or referral to another specialist within the hospital, we’ll provide clarity and answer any questions you might have.

If you require treatment for trauma or diseases affecting the mouth, jaw, face and neck, you can feel confident that you’ll receive the best possible care at Ross Hall Hospital.

As the largest private hospital in Scotland with over 200 practising consultants, we are pleased to offer an unmatched level of tailored care to patients with a variety of medical challenges. So, whether you require treatment for serious conditions such as head and neck cancers, skin cancers or serious mouth disorders, our comprehensive diagnostic and treatment facilities allow us to provide seamless, exemplary care.

As the leading private hospital in Scotland, our patients benefit from:

  • Experienced specialists - The Consultant Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons are experts in surgery of the head, neck and mouth. Their speciality combines degrees in Dentistry and Medicine, and their vast experience allows them to treat the most complex disorders affecting the face, mouth and jaw.

  • A multidisciplinary team - The specialists are part of a wider multidisciplinary team, working alongside Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, ENT Surgeons, Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons to provide the most comprehensive medical service available in Scotland. They are all experienced working together, and all focused on providing the best, most comprehensive care and treatment available.

  • Specialist Orthognathic Surgeons - Ross Hall Hospital has a partnership with Orthognathic Surgeons to offer corrective jaw surgery for those suffering from jaw disproportion and malocclusion (misalignment of the jaw and teeth including overbites, underbites and open bites). We work with specialist Orthodontists in the community to offer the highest standard of care.

Patients that choose Ross Hall Hospital have easy access to a world-class specialist team, fast and safe quality care, and a comprehensive treatment facility led by a team of multidisciplinary consultants working alongside one another to diagnose, treat and help you fully recover.

If you think you might require treatment or would like to speak to a specialist about your symptoms, please call us or book online today.

Orthognathic Surgery

Ross Hall Hospital is the only private hospital in Scotland able to offer complex orthognathic surgery, including surgical repositioning of the jaw and lower face. Mr Jeff Downie, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, consults for this surgery both at Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow, and Kings Park Hospital in Stirling.

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