The oral surgery department provides care for patients with irregularities and pathology of the jaws and mouth that require surgical intervention.

Although the surgical removal of teeth is the most common procedure performed in the department, we also manage hard and soft tissue pathology and oral infections.

We are closely linked to the Eastman Dental Hospital (part of University College London Hospitals). Some of our patients are referred on to the Eastman Dental Hospital should they require general anaesthesia, sedation or multidisciplinary management of their oral conditions as surgical treatments at our Trust are provided under local anaesthetic only.

Conditions and treatments

  • Surgical removal of teeth and retained roots
  • Surgical management of cystic lesions of the jaws
  • Biopsies of intra-oral lesions
  • Management of oral mucosal diseases

Additional information

Education and elective placements

We are happy to accommodate sixth form students who wish to complete work experience in the department. Please contact the department for more information.

Further online resources

Your inpatient stay Your stay in hospital

You may need to stay at one of our hospitals to have a procedure or receive treatment, either overnight as an inpatient or during the day as a day patient. Ahead of your inpatient stay, you will usually need to attend a pre-operative assessment appointment.

Find out more about how you can reschedule or cancel your inpatient stay, pre-operative assessments, what to bring with you when you come to hospital and much more.