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).

Our team

Mr Michael Esson, Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Mr Andrew McLennan, Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Mr John Bowden, Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Where to find us

RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, 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.


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