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Oral Surgery


The Oral Surgery Department provides a range of surgical treatments to patients.

This may include

  • Removal of un-erupted teeth, partly erupted teeth, or teeth that are causing trouble but can’t easily be removed by a general dentist.
  • Treatment for patients who are having orthodontic treatment (braces), and root canal treatment.
  • We also deal with “lumps and bumps” that occasionally appear in the mouth.

A lot of the procedures are relatively simple and can be done using local anaesthetic. However, if you are anxious, or if the procedure is more involved, we will offer general anaesthetic (sedation) for the treatment.

Am I eligible?

Please check if you are eligible for care in the public oral health service by clicking here.

For more information on the eligibility criteria of specialist services please refer to the current NSW Health Policy.

How can I use this service?

Patients must first be seen by their local community oral health clinic. The clinic or doctor will write a referral to our department that asks us to provide the treatment you need.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

To find out what you should bring to your appointment, click here.

How do I get there?

To plan your journey to the clinic click here to find the best way of getting here.

What to expect at your appointment

The First Appointment

Your first appointment will be for a consultation only. This allows us to fully understand your problem and to talk with you about treatment. We will also learn about your general health and the medicines you might be taking, which may have an effect on any treatment we may do for you.

Options for treatment will be explained to you and a treatment plan will be worked out that both you and we are happy with.

If you are coming in for oral surgery, check that you are prepared.

Who will I meet at my appointment?

You will meet a dentist who works in the Oral Surgery Department. This may be a specialist or a registered dentist who is a surgical trainee. A surgical trainee will always discuss your case with their supervising specialist.