Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of disorders affecting the facial complex and skeleton, including the jaws and oral cavity. These include a range of common oral surgical problems (eg. impacted teeth, dental implants), jaw and congenital facial disproportion, facial trauma, oral cancer, salivary gland disease, joint disorders, and various benign pathologies (i.e. cysts and tumours of the jaws).
Pittwater Day Surgery perform the following surgeries:
- removal of wisdom teeth
- insertion of implants
- surgical excision of undescended secondary teeth
- injection and manipulation of the maxillary/temporal joint
- other operations suitable for Day Surgery
Most patients have General Anaesthetics unless their age or medical condition precludes that. These patients often have Local Anaesthetic and Sedation. Most of Dr Curtis’ patients have antibiotics and pain relief prescribed to use at home.