Wisdom Teeth FAQ’s
This FAQ and information section provides general information about Maxillofacial Surgery, as a background to seeking advice from your dentist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon. A discussion with your dentist or surgeon about your wisdom teeth or other complex situations and the risks and benefits of treatment options is highly recommended, as each person’s situation is different.
What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?
An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of conditions affecting the mouth, face and jaws. They are highly trained experts in both medicine and dentistry, and are specialists in the removal of teeth, impacted teeth, dental surgery, dental implants and jaw reconstruction, treatment of jaw fractures, diagnosis and management of pathology affecting the mouth and jaws, orthognathic (orthodontic) surgery and temporomandibular (jaw joint) disorders.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have obtained both dentistry and medical degrees, completing general medical and surgical training as interns and then residents, before applying for selection into the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training program. This speciality training takes a further four years, with examinations in the first year and fourth years of training.
Why see an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon?
Routine dental and wisdom tooth extractions can usually be performed by your general dentist. However, If you have multiple wisdom teeth requiring removal, impacted teeth, or removal of the teeth is likely to be complex, your dentist may refer you to a specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, especially if you prefer to be treated under sedation or general anaesthetic (asleep).
Your Initial Consultation
At your first consulation your medical history and symptoms will be discussed, your radiographs (x-rays) and mouth will be examined and treatment options, including any risks and benefits, will be discussed for your decision.
The initial consultation fee with Dr William Huynh (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon) is $90 with a Medicare rebate of $70 (Medicare item number 104) for Medicare eligible patients. Please note that you will need to pay in full and claim back the Medicare rebate.
For an Initial Wisdom Teeth Consultation with our Maxillofacial Surgeon please contact any of our friendly Sunshine Coast dental practices in Bli Bli, Caloundra, Kawana, Maroochydore and Northlakes, book on-line now, or feel free to call or email our wonderful reception teams.