Welcome to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. The OMFS outpatient department is located within Area 6 on the ground floor of the hospital building.
This department offers a comprehensive service relating to conditions of the face, mouth, and jaws. This can include routine and emergency assessment and treatment for common head and neck surgical conditions.
The team will see, treat and manage a range of conditions which can include facial trauma, head and neck cancer, salivary gland diseases and facial pains. The specialty is unique as it involves dual qualification in medicine and dentistry. Treatment for impacted teeth, cysts, and tumours of the jaws, as well as surgical removal and exposure of impacted teeth and management of intra-oral mucosal conditions and infections are part of the department’s scope.
This department frequently work alongside other specialists including orthodontists, oncologists, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons and ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeons.
What types of treatment does this department offer
Treatments offered include mouth and skin biopsies, mouth and skin lesion removal, removal of impacted teeth (including wisdom teeth), retained roots, exposure of impacted teeth, management of jaw cysts, support for facial pain, management of facial trauma, orthognathic surgery, and the management and review of head and neck cancers amongst others.
How may my treatment be offered
Full discussion will take place with your Clinician on your consultation date. Factors such as the required treatment and your medical background can affect options but broadly speaking within the OMFS department there are 3 main options:
- Local anaesthesia
- Intravenous sedation (IV sedation)
- General anaesthesia