Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The department of oral and maxillofacial surgery is one of the dedicated head and neck surgical specialties providing diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of conditions affecting the head and neck, in particular diseases and conditions affecting the face, mouth, and jaws.

The range of work undertaken includes:

  • Surgical treatment of cancers affecting the mouth and jaws
  • Management of facial trauma and infections
  • Facial plastic surgery; in particular for the treatment of skin cancers affecting the head and neck,
  • Treatment of diseases and tumours of the salivary glands
  • Correction of facial deformity
  • Reconstruction of the bones and soft tissues of the face after injury or surgery
  • Surgical removal of teeth
  • Management of diseases affecting the jaw joints
  • Oral medicine.

Patients are seen on referral by a healthcare professional- usually their GP or dentist. Please see our referral page for further information.

We provide clinics and some treatments in the following peripheral locations:

  • Bridgwater Community Hospital
  • Minehead Community Hospital
  • Musgrove Park Hospital
  • Yeovil Hospital

Please note that not all services are available at each location.

COVID-19 and oral and maxillofacial surgery

During these exceptional times we have adapted our ways of working to protect our patients and colleagues.

We are trying to carry out some of our consultations via telephone and video. However we are seeing patients face to face as much as possible. We appreciate you may be anxious about coming to your appointment but we are taking precautions to keep everyone as safe as possible.

There continues to be high demand for our service which in combination with social distancing and enhanced infection control measures may result in your appointment being delayed. We understand these changes are not easy and we ask for your continued patience during this time.