Facial Trauma

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery provides an emergency service to treat facial injuries. These patients are usually referred to us from the Emergency Department or from our Minor Injury Units.

Facial trauma injuries include:

  • Damage to teeth
  • Teeth knocked out
  • Soft tissue lacerations of the face, head and neck
  • Facial bone fractures: cheekbone, eye socket, lower jaw, upper jaw, nose, forehead

The majority of treatments can be carried out in the Emergency Department (ED) under local anaesthetic and the patient can usually be discharged home.

More complex injuries will require emergency admission for treatment under general anaesthetic (where medicines are used to send you to sleep).

Contact us

East

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Main switchboard on 01392 411611

 

North

North Devon District Hospital 

Main switchboard on 01271 322577

Where to find us

Your healthcare professional will advise where your appointment will take place. Your appointment may take place at one of our outpatient clinics situated within our main hospital sites or within the community.

Eastern services

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)

Barrack Road

Exeter

EX2 5DW

Level 1, Area J

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

 

Multiple routine, new and follow-up clinics at RD&E Wonford.

Follow-up Clinics at Tiverton Hospital, Axminster Hospital and North Devon District Hospital.

 

Northern Services

North Devon District Hospital 

North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park

Barnstaple

Devon

EX31 4JB

Meet the team

  • Mr Michael Esson, Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Mr Andrew McLennan, Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Mr John Bowden, Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Services and treatments

The majority of treatments can be carried out in the Emergency Department (ED) under local anaesthetic and the patient can usually be discharged home.

More complex injuries will require emergency admission for treatment under general anaesthetic (where medicines are used to send you to sleep).

Patient information leaflets

We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.

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Last updated: November 16, 2022