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Oral & maxillofacial surgery in Lancashire

Diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth and jaws, face and neck

At The Lancaster Hospital, we’re working hard to keep our oral and maxillofacial surgery services up and running during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We have implemented additional safety measures, which help people prepare for their visit and offer the reassurance they are looking for.

Involving the correction or rebuilding of the face following trauma or disease, maxillofacial surgery at The Lancaster Hospital also focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth and jaws, face and neck.

At The Lancaster Hospital, an extensive range of oral and maxillofacial treatments are on offer, including third molar (wisdom teeth) surgery, dental implants, salivary gland surgery, jaw joint problems, facial pain-related issues, and facial deformity correction. The removal of skin tags, skin cancer treatment and aesthetic treatments are also available.

If you are visiting The Lancaster Hospital for dental treatment, everything from a missing tooth or teeth, or a loose denture can be addressed within a reasonable timeframe. These treatments are particularly suited to people who are having difficulty eating, as such procedures can provide a functional tooth, which works by mimicking the appearance of your natural tooth.

Patients may visit The Lancaster Hospital for aesthetic reasons, too – in order to receive treatment for facial scars, which can cause significant amounts of stress and low self-esteem.

Our maxillofacial consultant is delighted to offer a wealth of transformative treatments for scars, including silicone gels/sheets, various creams and therapies to massage into the scar, steroid injections, and laser treatment. The latter is reserved specifically for keloid scar – enlarged, raised scars that can be pink, red, skin-coloured or even darker than the surrounding skin. Scars like this can develop due to minor skin damage, such as acne, or even a piercing.

Skin tags, freckles and moles can also be easily removed and can offer an aesthetically pleasing result for the patient, while issues that may cause the patient pain can be dealt with effectively at The Lancaster Hospital. These include disorders involving the jaw joint – ranging from traumatic injuries to arthritic disease, including arthritis. A common condition that causes pain and joint inflammation, arthritis affects more than 10 million people in the UK.

One of the most common disorders treated by our maxillofacial consultant is TemporoMandibular Joint Pain Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ PDS). The condition can be induced by stress and causes the jaw muscles to be overworked – as a result of clenching and other parafunctional activities.

Jaw corrective surgery can help a patient live more comfortably, while also easing their concerns regarding any change to the look and feel of their face.

Many of the procedures offered at The Lancaster Hospital can be performed under local or general aesthetic, which will be discussed during the initial consultation.

You will meet with our Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon here at The Lancaster Hospital – and you are in extremely safe hands when you visit us for your first appointment.

Treatment for facial deformities is offered at The Lancaster Hospital, including a range of jaw corrective surgeries. These include treatments for patients considering having orthodontic and jaw corrective surgery treatment, with conditions relating to the jaw comprising a range of symptoms. This can be anything from difficulty eating (due to teeth not meeting correctly), to compromised facial appearance, tooth damage and uneven wear and soft tissue trauma.

Simple facial skin problems and lesions can also be addressed under the care of our consultant, too. As aforementioned, these include facial scars, which can often be disfiguring to the patient and can therefore cause stress and low self-esteem.

At The Lancaster Hospital, there are many treatments for scars, which can be carried out before embarking on the path of surgical scar revision. Preliminary treatments may offer plenty of relief from both the psychological and physical symptoms associated with scars, with treatments including silicone gels and sheets, creams, steroid injections, and laser treatment.

During your consultation with our consultant, a full medical history will be taken – as well as a list of the medications you are taking, and any information relating to your symptoms or condition.

You may be asked about your lifestyle and your job, including what it involves day to day. This will allow your consultant to build up a clear picture, before recommending a suitable course of action.

The waiting times for treatment at a private hospital, such as The Lancaster Hospital, are typically shorter than if you were to go through the NHS.

The hospital here in Lancaster is clean and modern, and we have made every effort to protect our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, by setting out a range of safety measures.

Anyone visiting The Lancaster Hospital can feel suitably reassured ahead of their visit, thanks to shorter waiting times and the opportunity to meet with the same person each time.

Your appointments will always be consultant led; you will see a skilled oral and maxillofacial consultant each time you visit The Lancaster Hospital – from your consultation, through to any required treatment.

People who live in Lancaster and the surrounding areas find that The Lancaster Hospital is conveniently situated for both their consultation and any recommended treatment(s) thereafter. Situated a short walk from the city centre, it is easy to access via public transport routes.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery patients may find it is convenient to travel to Lancaster from its surrounding towns and cities, too, including Morecambe, Heysham, Preston, Chorley, Blackburn, Cumbria, and further afield – and our team have seen patients come from each of these villages, towns and cities.

If you require maxillofacial treatment in Lancashire or the surrounding areas, The Lancaster Hospital is a great choice.

Want to make an appointment with our consultant at The Lancaster Hospital? You can get in touch by calling 01524 623345, or use our online booking portal.

If you prefer, you can ask your GP to refer you, which is necessary if you have private medical insurance.

Ensure that your private healthcare provider is able to cover the treatment you would like, prior to embarking on a treatment plan at  The Lancaster Hospital. 

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