Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery

The most common oral surgery we perform is tooth removal. As dentists, we’re keen to save teeth, but sometimes, the damage to a tooth is too extensive for us to treat. In these situations, tooth removal may be necessary and we will do everything we can to make this a comfortable experience and smooth healing process.

Other common forms of oral surgery can involve gum recontouring or repositioning, either for cosmetic or functional reasons. These typically are utilised as part of a restorative treatment plan, and can allow us to restore a heavily broken down tooth or achieve gum as well as tooth symmetry in a patient’s smile.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

When do my wisdom teeth need to come out? 

Not everyone has wisdom teeth, or needs their wisdom teeth removed. Some common reasons that wisdom teeth need to be removed include:

  • Pain
  • Poor angulation
  • Damage to the surrounding teeth
  • Infection

Generally, wisdom teeth come into the mouth at around 18-25 years of age, but this can vary from one person to the next. Most wisdom teeth can be removed comfortably in the clinic using local anaesthetic. If wisdom tooth removal is anticipated to be difficult, we will usually recommend you see a specialist oral surgeon, and have your wisdom teeth removed under a general anaesthetic. 

* Please note: We have a transparent fee policy. For further information about fees for our preventative care, see our fee schedule.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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Make an appointment to discuss your unique dental or restorative needs. We have two locations, Coffs Harbour and Dorrigo. 

    Please note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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