Oral surgery 

The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery department focuses on the delivery of care to patients with dentoalveolar needs.  Priority is given to patients requiring surgical extraction of teeth including wisdom teeth, and those requiring management of complex problems with cysts and other types of jaw pathology.  The department also provides a service for patients with facial injuries (primarily seen in A & E) and trauma to teeth, and works closely with the other departments of the EDH to deliver an integrated pathway of care for these patients.  The Department houses the countries first ever Craniofacial clinic which is operated by a multidisciplinary team.  Treatment with IV sedation is provided for those where this is deemed as necessary.  The department follows stringent guidelines in delivering a service for the referral cohort placing the patient needs at the top.  Care is delivered through pathways that are audited and quality assessed.  The department has recently undergone change to their service delivery to optimise delivery of patient care in line with education and training.

The department also accepts referrals for patients with myofacial pain and is currently aiming to set up a multidisciplinary focus clinic with other specialities to manage these patients with chronic treatment needs.

Conditions treated

We care for patients with:
  • Pathology of the face, mouth, jaws and neck (advice, diagnosis and management)
  • Complex and impacted teeth requiring removal
  • Compromised medical health, requiring extractions
  • Craniofacial and oral defects (bone grafts and reconstruction are undertaken by working with the restorative division)
  • Facial trauma: 24-hour emergency service for patients referred from UCH’s A&E department
  • Lingual and inferior alveolar injuries
  • Pathology of the face, mouth, jaws and neck (advice, diagnosis and management)
  • Temporomandibular joint problems

Service statistics

23,120 patients are seen annually, of whom approximately 4,300 are new patients, and 3,068 are day cases.

 

Dr Josiah Eyeson Oral surgery
Mr Tim Lloyd Craniofacial growth and development, Oral surgery

 Contact details

Oral surgery
Eastman Dental Hospital
256 Gray's Inn road
London, WC1X 8LD

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3456 1113

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3456 2300
Fax: 020 3456 2383
Email: edhappts@uclh.nhs.uk

Service manager - James Webb
Email: james.webb5@nhs.net