Our Procedures

Our surgeons are all very experienced and will endeavour to answer any questions you may have during your consultation. Various treatment options to address your needs will be discussed along with the risks of your surgery. These will vary depending on which procedure needs to be undertaken. Our surgeons will take the time to comprehensively discuss these with you at your pre-operative consultation.

Dentoalveolar Surgery

Dentoalveolar surgery refers to operations of the teeth, jaw bones and soft tissue. It varies from simple extractions of diseased teeth to removal of pathology (cysts) from within the bones and soft tissues of the jaw. These procedures can be performed under local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic.

Wisdom Teeth

Many problematic wisdom teeth are impacted. This means they are not completely erupted and will cause recurrent pain and infections. Removal can be performed under either local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic.

Dental implants

Dental implants are used to permanently replace missing teeth in the dental arch. Implants are placed in the bone where teeth are missing and can replace a single tooth or an entire arch. Implants can be placed under a local anaesthetic or a general anaesthetic. You may need bone grafting to facilitate implant placement. All of our surgeons are very experienced in both grafting and implant procedures. Bone substitutes may be utilized in some cases.

Facial trauma

The most common forms of facial trauma result from sporting injuries, interpersonal violence, falls and motor vehicle accidents. Facial trauma can include injury to the face, jaws and teeth. All of our surgeons are very experienced in dealing with facial trauma. These procedures are performed under general anaesthetic to allow correct positioning of the injured bones which are secured in place with titanium plates and screws.

Oral Pathology

Oral pathology refers to the disease of the mouth, jaws and related structures such as salivary glands and the skin around the mouth. There is a wide variation in presentation. If you think you have something abnormal or different in your mouth / neck then you should seek a consultation with one of our surgeons.

Orthognathic / Corrective Jaw Surgery

Orthognathic surgery refers to corrective jaw surgery, usually in conjunction with orthodontics to reposition the upper, lower or both jaws to allow correct function and alignment of the jaws. Corrective jaw surgery is meticulously planned to achieve the optimum outcome for you.

TMJ Dysfunction

Refers to a common condition of the jaw joint in which it may be painful or restricted in its movement. The conditions often involves multiple factors and can be complex to treat involving a number of modalities and allied health professionals. Our surgeons will examine your jaw joints comprehensively and organise cross-sectional imaging (CT or MRI) if required. Treatment can range from simple (rest, exercises) to complex (surgery).

Procedures Performed Under Local Anaesthetic

If you are scheduled for a procedure under Local Anaesthetic, we recommend having your meals as normal prior to the procedure. Our specialist surgeons will ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure and can answer any questions you may have. Eating following surgery whilst numb should be limited to liquids and soft foods only to avoid biting numb areas. Your post-operative instructions and care will be explained following surgery.

Same Day Consultation and Procedures

We can consult and perform some surgical procedures on the same day, under a local anaesthetic.  Please inform our helpful staff if you would like to consider this option.

Procedures Performed Under General Anaesthetic

If you are scheduled for a procedure under general anaesthetic at a private hospital or in our Wesley Medical Centre rooms, you will be required to fast prior to surgery. Details of your admission and fasting times will be provided at the time of consultation, along with information on how the admission process occurs for that specific hospital. Bookings with the Anaesthetic specialist will be made on your behalf and their contact details provided to you. It is a requirement that an adult drives you home following your procedure and cares for you during the recovery period.