A Need for Focused Care
Our consultants understand how important the health of your child is to you, they have a lifetime ahead of them.
The latest oral & maxillofacial care can offer solutions to a range of conditions and longer term needs. Treatment must take into account social integration, from speech, to appearance, to confidence.
Experience of paediatric treatment has also shown us how important expert support is to a child. They have the ability to sense how confident those treating them are and should see the whole team as skilled, welcoming.
This makes a greater difference to treatment success rates in children than adults and should be apparent from the first meeting.
Diagnosing The Future
Children are by nature in a rapid stage of orofacial growth, from changing size, to a developing range of motion. A paediatric maxillofacial consultant will go beyond core diagnosis and look to the future.
They will also consider the past, a child’s medical history and related family medical history, any treatment to date. Part of the key need to understand individual issues.
Solutions come from knowledge, although they can be aided by state of the art diagnostic equipment. Digital imaging and microscopy are helpful tools for analysing paediatric needs.
Our clinic ensures experience and technology come together, applied to every issue a child has. One wrongly growing tooth can have a significant effect, as can life changing, unforeseen accidents.
Childhood Facial Trauma
Our face and surrounding areas are complex, sudden damage can require specialist skill at any age, more so when treatment is about planning for growth.
Management of childhood trauma to the face, jaws, or teeth is a dedicated field and one we focus on. Helping to ensure that accidents are not life changing, by restoring normality.
The breadth of trauma issues is infinite, yet holds shared principles. To overcome the worry damage brings to children and their families, to rebuild using modern medical and surgical techniques.
A skilled maxillofacial surgeon can achieve so much, through microsurgery, tissue grafting and their vision. From a specific area of the face, to widespread trauma.
Complete Paediatric Support
Whilst trauma can be evident, other medical conditions are prevalent in children. Amongst them are problems with the frenum, a mucous membrane which attaches the lip and cheek to the oral mucosa, controlling growth, or function.
A condition known as tongue tie (ankyloglossia) is common, where the lingual frenulum is short, or fused to the floor of the mouth. Other areas can have frenal abnormalities, perhaps in the gums, above a child’s teeth.
These issues can be cured by surgery which is often not too dramatic, yet the results are. Speech, taste and other oral functions see immense change.
Our London clinic also treats children and teenagers with head, or neck tumours, lesions, infections. Treatment for jaw abnormalities is available, along with a range of care covering paediatric dental needs.
Our Harley Street Clinic
Children’s maxillofacial treatment is at the heart of what we do. For conditions mentioned above and more, we make sure your child is diagnosed and treated by a leading specialist, who cares about their patients.
Our London clinic is child friendly and we hope, child inspiring. Everyone they meet will bring confidence, alongside working towards the results a child and those supporting them wish to see.
Spacious treatment and surgical rooms allow parents, or other family members to sit in on treatment. Everyone is kept informed at all stages, clear communication counts for much.
Above all, our staff want to see children have an enjoyable life, unhindered by medical issues. You are welcome to get in touch at any time.