Nigel Shaun Matthews

Nigel Shaun Matthews

Oral surgery

Oral surgery is part of the broad dentistry speciality. It treats many conditions - including both functional and aesthetic aspects - of the hard and soft tissues of the head, mouth, teeth, gums, jaws and neck. While maxillofacial surgeons are qualified in oral surgery, generally having both medical and dental qualifications, oral surgery is not classified as part of the maxillofacial speciality.

Jaw arthritis

Arthritis, a stiffening of the joints of the skeleton caused by changes in the muscles and tissues that surround them, can happen in many parts of the body, including the jaw. While it may take a long time to develop, arthritis of the jaw can often make it difficult to...

Jaw cysts

A jaw cyst is a cavity in the jaw which fills with fluid or other soft materials being "pushed" into the cavity by the body over time. There are several types of cyst, defined by where in the tissues they appear.

Retained roots

When a tooth is removed by surgery or damaged by other means, part of the tooth's root may remain anchored in the jaw. Often these are harmless and no action is taken, but there is a possiblity of infection.