Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Surgery to the teeth, mouth and jaw

St Vincent’s Private Hospitals offer a wide range of oral and maxillofacial surgery related services, for details of the oral and maxillofacial surgery services at your local St Vincent’s Private Hospital, click here.


Problems with your teeth, mouth or jaw may require a surgical solution

Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons help solve problems affecting your teeth, mouth and jaw. They remove wisdom teeth, expose teeth that haven’t erupted properly and provide implants to support missing teeth.

They also provide surgical solutions to problems affecting your bite and your jaw joint.

Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons

At St Vincent’s we have skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons who can advise you about the best solution for your tooth or jaw problem. Our surgeons are highly qualified to perform wisdom tooth removals, dental implant surgery, jaw and face surgery.

Please ask your GP or dentist for a referral to one of our oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

Our oral and maxillofacial surgery services

Please check your relevant hospital below for their specific services. **Not all services are available at all hospitals.

  • Surgical removal of teeth
  • Exposure of teeth
  • Dental Implants
  • All-on-4® and Zygomatic Implants
  • Bone and soft tissue grafting
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery
  • Total TMJ replacement
  • Orthognathic/facial corrective surgery
  • Sinus lifts

Wisdom tooth removal

Most people have 4 wisdom teeth. Dental X-rays may show that even though they’re ok now, your wisdom teeth may cause future problems. Your dentist may advise you to have your wisdom teeth removed by an oral surgeon before they cause problems.

If a wisdom tooth gets stuck (impacted) and doesn’t come through your gum properly, it can cause ongoing pain and infection.

Doctors perform an operation in a theatre
Dental implants

Dental implants

Replacing one or more missing teeth is relatively simple with dental implants. Implants can provide a long-term solution and they look just like your real teeth. Some dental implants can support a denture and replace false teeth.

Exposure of teeth

If a tooth doesn’t come through your gum properly, it may need surgical help.

Exposure of teeth surgery

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery.

The joint that joins your bottom jaw to your skull can be affected by arthritis or injury. Our surgeons can advise you whether a surgical or non-surgical solution would help with your temporomandibular joint problem.

Corrective jaw surgery

If your top and bottom jaw are not aligned properly, you may have a poor bite. A poor bite can cause problems with chewing, speaking or caring for your teeth. The appearance of your face also may be affected.

Corrective jaw surgery (also called orthognathic surgery) can help solve these problems.

Corrective jaw surgery

Disclaimer

This information is of a general nature, which may not be relevant to you. Any surgery or invasive procedure carries risk. We encourage you to speak with your doctor about your condition.

Find a hospital near you offering oral and maxillofacial surgery

At St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Kew, we undertake a range of same-day maxillofacial procedures including:
  • Removal of wisdom teeth
  • Extractions
  • Dental implants
  • Removal of plates
  • Mandibular osteotomy
  • Removal of cysts
Our new day procedure unit has recliner chairs and large windows overlooking a beautiful view.

Your dentist or GP can refer you to one of our oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

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We have an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who consults and operates on a fortnightly basis. The surgeon is supported by a team of caring nurses and allied health staff who enjoy working locally with their community.

Our procedures
  • Tooth extraction including wisdom teeth 
  • Dental implants 
  • Orthodontic surgery including tooth exposures 
  • Bone grafting and dental implant reconstruction 
  • Dentoalveolar surgery
We also provide solutions for:
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction 
  • Oroantral fistulas 
  • Oral cancer
  • Jaw and facial deformities
Our approach to your care
Before admission you’ll be assessed by our highly skilled nursing staff.
While most procedures can be completed on the day, we do have a 20-bed inpatient ward, including private rooms with ensuites, in case your surgery requires an overnight stay.

We have a pharmacy where your post-surgery prescription can be filled. We also offer allied health assessments and referral to community services where required.

Leading edge facilities in a comfortable local environment
State of the art facilities including the latest in technology will assist in your recovery and ongoing care.
Where your procedure cannot be performed here due to your particular needs, we can arrange a transfer you back to our hospital afterwards so you can recover locally.

Your dentist or GP can refer you to our oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

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Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of disorders affecting the face, mouth and teeth, including the jaws and oral cavity.

Contemporary training in both medicine and dentistry enables our oral and maxillofacial surgeons to treat conditions requiring expertise in both fields. These include a range of common oral surgical problems such as impacted wisdom teeth, dental implants, jaw and corrective jaw surgery, obstructive sleep apnoea, cleft lip and palate, facial injuries, oral cancer, head and neck cancer, salivary gland disease, jaw joint disorders, and various benign conditions (e.g. cysts and tumours of the jaws).

Your dentist or GP can refer you to one of our oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

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Our Opthalmologists have access to the most modern ophthalmic surgical facilities in the Day Surgery Unit.
 
The Day Surgery Unit is fully equipped for all aspects of cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery and oculoplastic surgery. These procedures are usually carried out as day only, but when indicated patients can stay overnight in St Vincent’s Private Hospital. 

Your dentist or GP can refer you to one of our oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

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We offer a range of oral procedures performed by surgeons who are registered as specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

The oral surgery procedures we perform are:
  • Surgical removal of teeth
  • Wisdom tooth (third molar) surgery
  • Exposure of teeth
  • Dental Implants
  • Bone & soft tissue grafting
  • Surgical treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
Your dentist or GP can refer you to one of our oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

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