The oral and maxillofacial region includes the head, neck, face, jaws, and the hard and soft tissues surrounding them. Oral surgery covers many different kinds of dental issues.
Oral Surgery Procedures
Impacted teeth are those that have been blocked from breaking through the gum. Sometimes a tooth may be only partially impacted, meaning it has started to break through.
Often, impacted teeth cause no apparent symptoms and are only discovered during a routine X-ray at the dentist’s office.
Dental implants are the best options for tooth loss due to an accident or infection or as an alternative to removable dentures. Dental implants are replacements for the tooth root.
They are surgically placed in the jawbone under the gums and stabilise the replacement crowns to which they are attached. Qualified candidates for dental implants need to have healthy bones.
They must not be prone to infection and must be willing to maintain good oral hygiene practices.
Uneven jaw growth. For some people, the upper and lower jaws fail to grow correctly. Uneven jaws can cause difficulty in speaking, eating, swallowing, and breathing.
While some of these problems, like irregular teeth alignment, can be corrected with braces and other orthodontic appliances, more severe issues, require oral surgery to fix all or parts of the upper or lower jaw, or both, into a more balanced, functional, and healthy position.
Improve the fit of dentures. Oral surgery can be performed to fix any deformities of the jaws before creating the dentures to ensure proper fit.
Supporting bone deteriorates over time, resulting in dentures that no longer fit properly. In severe cases your oral surgeon can add a bone graft to areas where little bone remains.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. The temporomandibular joint, or the TMJ, is the small joint in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw connect.
It is one of the common sources of headache and facial pain. Most patients with TMJ disorders can be treated with a combination of oral treatments.
Facial injury. Fractured jaws and broken facial bones often need oral surgery for repair.
Cleft lip and cleft palate. Cleft lip and cleft palate result when all or parts of the mouth and nasal cavity do not grow together correctly during foetal development. The result is a space in the lip and/or an opening in the roof of the mouth.
Facial infections. Pain, redness, and swelling in the face, neck, or jaws may indicate complications. Infections in this area of the body can develop into life-threatening emergencies if not attended to immediately.
Your oral surgeon can assist you in diagnosing and treating this problem. Surgical treatment may involve cutting into and draining the infected area, as well as extracting any teeth that might be involved.
Snoring/sleep apnoea. When nonsurgical methods such as positive pressure air machines and dental splint appliances fail to alleviate this problem, oral surgery can be performed.
Oral surgery involves removing the soft tissues of the oropharynx or the lower jaw. Laser surgery is a newer treatment option.
Comprehensive Check Up, Clean & X-rays (if needed)
(with any health insurance)
*for new patients only
No Insurance: $150 Comprehensive Check Up, Clean & X-rays (if needed)
Oral Surgery at Deer Park Dental Surgery
At Deer Park Dental Surgery, we help you receive the dental services and care you deserve. We provide a wide range of dental services for patients who reside in Deer Park and surrounding areas.
If you want to schedule an appointment with your Deer Park dentist, call us at (03) 9360 4417 to set an appointment.
We are located at T097a Brimbank Shopping Centre Neale Road in Deer Park.
- Same day emergency appointments are available upon request
- All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. As a preferred provider for HCF and NIB
We are located in a busy medical centre in Brimbank Shopping Centre with plenty of cafes and shops nearby.
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)