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Treatments & Specialties

Oral medicine

Opening Hours: Wed AM at LBH Ad Hoc Sevenoaks Medical Centre

Oral Medicine and Facial Pain

Oral Medicine is the specialty concerned with the oral health care of patients with chronic, recurrent and medically related disorders of the oral and maxillofacial region, and with their diagnosis and management.

Oral Medicine sits at the interface between dentistry and medicine. The key difference from Oral Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery is that in Oral Medicine the emphasis is on conditions that are primarily managed without the need for surgery.

The Oral Medicine Consultant at the London Bridge Hospital, Dr Poate, is both medically and dentally qualified, allowing us to offer our patients the highest level of treatment in Oral Medicine.

The Oral Medicine and Facial Pain service includes:

Oral Medicine:

  • Oral mucosal disorders
  • Oral ulceration
  • Oral infections
  • Sore mouth
  • Lichen Planus
  • Disorders of the tongue
  • Salivary gland disorders
  • Dry mouth
  • White patches in the mouth
  • Red patches in the mouth
  • Lumps and bumps in the mouth
  • Potentially malignant oral lesions
  • Taste disorders
  • Oral manifestations of medical conditions
  • Oral manifestations of drugs

Facial Pain:

  • Temporomandibular Joint disorders
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Persistent idiopathic facial pain
  • Chronic facial pain