Do I need a referral?
What should I bring to my consultation?
Please bring your Medicare Card, DVA card and Private Health Insurance details. If you have a Workcover Claim please bring your relevant paperwork including claim number.
Is there parking available?
Our main rooms in South Brisbane are a short walk from the South Brisbane train station and the city centre. Multiple bus services are also available.
How long is my initial consultation?
Can I have treatment on the same day as my consultation?
Surgery under general anaesthesia is not offered on the same day as consultation.
Seriously unwell patients will be admitted to hospital and managed promptly.
Will there be any out of pocket expenses?
What if I don’t have private health insurance?
Will I have surgery under local or general anaesthetic?
Post-Operative Care Questions
To make your recovery from oral surgery as comfortable as possible there are a number of measures that our surgeons will take at the time of surgery, however there are several steps that you can take to minimise the post-operative discomfort that may be experienced.
How do I prepare before surgery?
Twice daily antiseptic mouthwash (Savacol or Difflam C) for 1 week prior to your surgery can help reduce your chance of post-operative infection.
What happens during surgery?
A long-acting anaesthetic will be administered prior to commencing surgery. This will mean that you will have minimal post-operative pain for up to 12 hours after your surgery.
You are likely to have some sutures placed at the completion of your operation. These stitches will dissolve over a 2-3 week period.
What can I do to help my recovery from surgery?
A soft diet is recommended until your mouth feels comfortable. You should not eat anything that is hot or requires chewing until your local anaesthetic has worn off.
Continuing the antiseptic mouthwash after meals for 2 weeks lowers your chance of infection.
Regular use of ice-packs to the area over your site of surgery is recommended for 2-3 days post-operatively.
You may find that it is difficult to open your mouth wide for up to 2 weeks after your surgery.
You will be prescribed post-operative pain relief. Take this regularly for 2 days then as required.
Rest! You should not engage in strenuous physical activity for at least 3 days following your surgery.
You may be prescribed post-operative oral antibiotics following your surgery.
Post-operative infection risk for oral surgery is uncommon and usually occurs 5-10 days following surgery.
If you experience pain that is not responding to simple pain relief, worsening swelling, foul taste in your mouth or temperatures please contact our rooms. You will also have an emergency contact number provided for your surgeon following your procedure.
Which consultations attract a Medicare rebate?
Purely dental procedures such as removal of teeth and placement of dental implants will not attract a Medicare rebate but will attract a rebate from your private health fund
All medical procedures such as fracture repair, bone grafting and orthognathic / corrective jaw surgery surgery will attract a Medicare rebate
There will usually be a co-payment unless your surgeon identifies a no-gap procedure
How can I make payment?
Payment may be made over the phone by credit card
Payment may be made by Bpay once an invoice is issued from your initial consultation