Advanced Services

Oral Surgery

Procedures including mouth, face and jaw surgery

Oral surgery is sometimes required for more complex procedures of the mouth, face and jaws, including the surgical removal of teeth. These procedures are performed by oral surgeons, who are highly trained specialists. Working closely with our dentists, they recommend the best treatment plan for you and make sure you understand the treatment and feel comfortable throughout the surgery. Oral Surgeons are trained to treat patients under sedation or general anaesthetic if this is required.

What is an Oral Surgeon?

There are many surgical procedures such as extractions (tooth removal), which your general dentist may be able to carry out, however more complex treatment will be referred to oral surgeons.

Some types of oral surgery procedures include:

  • Wisdom tooth removal
  • Implant placement
  • Salivary gland problems
  • Joint disorders

Need to know


  • At least 2 appointments will be required:
    • The consultation visit, when you discuss the procedure with your oral surgeon, including the cost of surgery
    • The follow up visit when the procedure takes place
  • Further appointments may be necessary if directed by your oral surgeon

How long it takes?

  • The consultation will usually take around 30 to 45 minutes
  • Surgery visits will usually take around 1 to 2 hours, however this will vary depending on the procedure

You may be asked about

  • Your dental and medical history
  • Your home oral health care routine

Before your appointment

  • For the consultation, there is no special preparation needed.
  • Before the surgical procedure, your oral surgeon will advise you of any pre-procedure requirements, including:
    • Pre-procedure medication (as prescribed)
    • Having someone to accompany you to drive you to and from your appointment
    • Following any pre-sedation fasting protocol as given to you by oral surgeon (if required)
  • If you need a general anaesthetic at the hospital you should:
    • Arrange for transportation to and from your procedure
    • Follow any pre-anaesthetic protocol instructions given to you by your oral surgeon

After your appointment

  • Your oral surgeon will outline post-surgery details for you that are specific to your surgery
  • If you had surgery under sedation or general anaesthetic, you must:
    • Be accompanied home
    • Not drive or operate machinery until at least the following day
  • Any further post-procedure care will be directed by your Maven dentist or oral surgeon.

Quick Tip

After some oral surgeries, it is normal to experience some swelling and discomfort. We recommend allowing yourself a few days to rest at home post-procedure.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek advice from an appropriately qualified health practitioner


The cost of oral surgery will depend on the type of procedure and the complexity of the surgery.  Additional fees will apply if you require sedation or a general anaesthetic. Your dentist or oral surgeon will recommend a treatment option best suited to you and give you an estimate of the price and payment options during your consultation visit.

We make sure you feel comfortable during any treatment and surgery. At the consultation with your oral surgeon or dentist, we want to be sure that you understand the procedure and feel at ease about it. We discuss the best pain management options for you and explain your post-operative care. If you have any concerns at all, please let us know.

Your Maven dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon if this is required as part of your treatment plan.