Oral surgeons are highly-trained specialists. They have expertise in surgery of the mouth, face and jaw, including the removal of teeth. When you need surgery or complex dental treatment performed, you will visit an oral surgeon. They will recommend the best treatment plan to suit your needs. They will make sure you feel comfortable before, during and after your oral surgery.
You’re in the best care. Oral surgeons have a minimum of five years of additional specialist training to become an oral surgeon. They're experts in surgery of the face, mouth and jaw. They also have specialist training in sedation techniques and working under general anaesthetic, to help you feel as comfortable as possible during surgery.
Oral surgery has been around for hundreds of years. Modern technology, over the years, has made oral surgery faster, more advanced and more comfortable for patients.
We have four specialised oral surgery practices across New Zealand to help with your oral surgery needs. Our surgeons based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. They're experts in the field. They will make you feel completely at ease about getting oral surgery.
Some of the common procedures that oral surgeons perform are:
For the consultation you will not need any special preparation, but you should have knowledge to hand about your dental and medical history.
Before surgery with intravenous or IV sedation you should:
Before having general anaesthetic at the hospital you should:
If you have had any wisdom teeth extraction procedure done:
If you have had surgery under sedation or general anaesthetic, you must:
It’s normal to experience some swelling and discomfort following oral surgery. We usually recommend taking a couple of days off work to rest. It’s also normal to experience some bleeding or slight oozing from the wounds. Your oral surgeon will give you gauze to help control the bleeding. You will need to bite down with gentle pressure for around 20 to 30 minutes if this happens.