Procedures

OralMax Surgeons practise the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Read about the main procedures.

Oral Surgery Procedures

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is a complex specialty that bridges the gap between dentistry, medicine and surgery. The speciality deals with the surgical management of conditions of the teeth, mouth, face and jaw – including defects, injuries and aesthetic reconstruction.  All our surgeons are registered with AHPRA as specialists in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and hold degrees in Medicine and Dentistry, as well as their surgical qualification. They divide their time between their private practice as well as holding appointments at major teaching and research hospitals and institutions across Victoria.

Oral Surgery

Surgical Removal of Teeth

Removal of teeth may be straightforward and in many cases your dentist will carry out the procedure for you. In...

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Wisdom Tooth (third molar) Surgery

There are a number of reasons why you may be referred for the removal of your wisdom teeth. These include...

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Exposure of Teeth

Some teeth fail to erupt on their own, remaining buried in the jaw bone. This may be due to their...

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Implants & Grafting

Dental Implants

If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, your dentist or specialist prosthodontist may refer you to one of...

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Bone & Soft Tissue Grafting

Bone and soft tissue grafting procedures are commonly performed by our surgeons to replace missing tissue, either due to loss...

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All-on-4® Implant Treatment Concept

This treatment refers to a minimally invasive solution to replace teeth in patients who are missing all their teeth in...

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Face and Jaw Surgery

Corrective Jaw (orthognathic) Surgery

Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, is used to treat malocclusion (“bad bite”) in conjunction with orthodontic treatment...

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Upper Jaw Expansion Surgery

This is also referred to as a surgically assisted maxillary expansion (SAME) or surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE)...

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Genioplasty (Chin augmentation)

A genioplasty is performed to reposition and re-contour the chin and jaw. It can also shorten or lengthen the height...

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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) Management with Jaw Surgery

Patients with this condition experience repeated episodes of partial or complete obstruction of the throat or “upper airway” during...

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Rhinoplasty

This procedure may be performed for functional reasons (to improve breathing) and/or cosmetic reasons, in order to re-shape...

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Cheek Augmentation

This procedure is also known as zygomatic osteotomies and is often performed in conjunction with orthognathic (jaw) surgery...

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Facial Trauma

Broken Jaws

When the lower jaw breaks, surgery is usually required if the fracture lies between teeth...

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Broken Cheek Bone and Eye Socket

All OralMax Surgeons are highly trained and experienced in managing simple, severe and complex facial fractures...

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Broken Forehead

Not all patients with broken facial bones require surgery. If the bones are “cracked” but not displaced, surgery may not be...

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Oral Maxillofacial Pathology

Benign Conditions

Pathology in the Oral & Maxillofacial region can be benign (such as cysts of the jaws)...

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Cancers

Oral cancers and other cancers involving the head and neck area are managed by Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons within a...

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Temporomandibular Disorders

Non Surgical Approach

The management of these disorders may be medical/dental (including physiotherapy), surgical or a combination of these...

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Surgical Approach

The surgical procedures that may be required depend on the individual’s condition and include...

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