Alongside the specific dental work our team carry out, we are here to help patients with facial damage. However serious this may be and when in depth dental support is required.
Dentistry and medicine are often regarded as separate professions. At a specialist maxillofacial clinic, this often doesn’t apply on a consultant basis, or across a multi disciplinary team.
Three of our consultants are highly qualified doctors and dentists. Others specialise in plastic, or aesthetic surgery, skin cancer, or orthodontics and contribute to treatment for the mouth, jaw, face, or neck.
Whether through trauma, accident, or disease, facial damage can be debilitating and worrying. Patients benefit from having all services under one roof, provided in a professional, coordinated way.
The dental specialties we offer directly, orthodontics, implants and removal of impacted, or misaligned molars often assist with dental reconstruction. Alongside other elements of facial rebuilding:
Facial Surgery – Complete facial surgery is carried out in our own day care facility, or at nearby private hospitals. Our leading maxillofacial surgeons able to provide complex care.
Oral Surgery – Coupled with craniofacial surgery, which is vital to reconstruction, comes oral surgery. To treat the oral mucosa, vascular conditions, infections, or to meet tissue grafting needs.
Jaw Correction – Solving misalignment, or malfunction of the jaw is essential to facial reconstruction. A field known as orthognathic surgery, which can be essential to eating, speaking and breathing.
Skin Cancer – Cancers can be discovered during assessment, or at times be the cause of facial damage. Ensuring they are fully diagnosed and treated is inherent to successful reconstruction.
We hope a brief guide to medical disciplines helped. There are naturally more procedures involved, from bone grafts, to creating good facial proportion. They can overlap and our consultants are often trained across disciplines.
Bringing multiple disciplines together minimises room for error, reduces operating time, or a need for revision surgery. A fine start for successful treatment, although one more ingredient is needed.
Facial surgery is amongst the most personal medical care available and works by treating patients as individuals. Listening to them, understanding their wishes and how they feel about their treatment.
This principle is applied for all who visit our Harley Street clinic, not least for specialist dental treatment of all forms. If we can help, please get in contact with our friendly, knowledgeable staff.