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Oral & maxillofacial surgery

Treatment for complex mouth, face, jaw and neck problems, FAST

A Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon is qualified in both medicine and dentistry. This dual training means they are able to carry out a range of complex surgical procedures and treatments for the teeth, mouth, face, jaw and neck.

Whether you need surgery to correct the position of your upper jaw in order to align your teeth, a complicated dental extraction or treatment for a mouth ulcer, the Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at The Park have the expertise to help.

Your consultant works extremely closely with specialists in other fields, including plastic surgeons, dermatologists, ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) surgeons, dentists and speech therapists to ensure you receive the best care possible.

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

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a surgical speciality involved with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries and problems of the teeth, mouth, face, jaw and neck.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at The Park provide the full spectrum of treatments within the speciality, including:

  • Adult 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
  • Bone grafting
  • Face and neck lifts
  • Eyelid bag correction

*One of the Oral and Maxillofacial Consultants working at The Park specialises in the management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and diseases. He is the UK Lead for TMJ management and an expert adviser to NICE and NHS England.

Due to the complexity of many of the procedures carried out, 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.

Your initial consultation will normally be 30 minutes. When you first meet with your consultant at The Park, they will take your medical history and discuss your symptoms with you. They will want to know things like:

  • What symptoms you have?

  • When did you first notice them?

  • Do you have pain? If so, where?

  • What effect are your symptoms having on your daily life

  • Are you particularly worried about your symptoms? (For example, are you concerned that you may have some type of oral cancer?)

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

You will usually have had dental X-rays carried out previously by your dentist and your consultant will normally have access to these for your appointment.

There are a number of further investigations that can be helpful for oral and maxillofacial problems, such as X-ray, CT or a TMJ arthroscopy, and these can all be easily arranged by your consultant when required. For example, some lesions in the mouth will require a biopsy to analyse.

Your clinical history, the results of the physical examination and the result from any investigations will be used to make a diagnosis. Your consultant will then plan the optimal treatment for you. 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.

From assessment and diagnosis through to treatment and aftercare, every aspect of your care will be discussed with you so that you know what to expect at all times. Your consultant will explain how your specific surgery will be done and what results you should expect to see as a result.

Any type of surgery involves risks and potential complications. Your consultant will discuss these with you in advance to ensure you can make an informed decision about any treatment. If you have any questions or concerns, they will be happy to talk about these with you.

People choose The Park for their Oral and Maxillofacial surgery for a number of reasons. Some will have been referred from their GP, dentist or other healthcare professional. We treat private insurance and self-pay patients.

Many of our patients are from Nottingham itself, while others travel to us from other areas such as Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, the West Midlands and the North East.

At The Park you will always benefit from:

  • Fast access to treatment – With hospital waiting times regularly in the news for getting ever longer, it’s refreshing to be able to see an expert fast. At The Park, we can schedule an appointment for you with an experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, so that you can benefit from treatment sooner.
  • Flexible appointments – It’s simple to book an appointment at a time that’s convenient for you. Consultations are usually in person at The Park, but we can also provide remote consultations via telephone or video call when required and where clinically appropriate.
  • Treatment tailored just for you - There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach for any type of Oral and Maxillofacial problem. The optimal treatment for you is one that is tailored just for you. Follow-up appointments at suitable intervals help give you peace of mind throughout your recovery from any surgery.
  • Multidisciplinary team - Our Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are supported by experts in a number of other medical fields, including ENT surgeons, dermatologists and radiologists. If your particular condition requires their input, that is easily arranged.
  • Peace of mind - In an independent surgery, 98.4% of the people we treated at The Park 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.

Treatments are available for a number 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 contact us today to book an appointment with one or our surgeons?

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

If any kind of 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.

Specialists offering Oral & maxillofacial surgery

Mr Iain McVicar

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

BDS, LDSRCS(Eng), FDSRCS(Eng), BMedSci(Hons), BMBS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Ed), MMedSci (Clin.Ed)

The Park Hospital

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Mr Andrew Sidebottom

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon


The Park Hospital

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Professor Muzzammil Nusrath

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial/Head & Neck Surgeon


Thornbury Hospital 1 more The Park Hospital

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