Oral surgery is a specialist area within dentistry, and is involved with the surgical treatment of dental problems.
Common problems that are treated by an oral surgeon include:
- Removal of impacted wisdom teeth
- Placement of implants
- Diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue conditions of the mouth.
Treatments are carried out under local anaesthesia, and intravenous sedation or general anaesthetic.
The emphasis nowadays is to do most procedures in practice, rather than theatre, however some cases can still be treated under general anaesthetic here in St. Vincent’s Private Hospital. The state of the art facilities and skilled staff mean that patients can receive the best possible care in a friendly and modern environment.
Appointment and Referral information
Referrals for consultation normally come from a patient’s general dental practitioner.