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We try to help you by answering to some of the common questions below. If you have any further queries we cannot answer here please don't hesitate to call us on 9509 5111

Am I suitable for dental implant treatment to replace missing/lost teeth?

Most people are suitable for dental implant therapy. Even if teeth have been missing for several years, it is usually possible to have them replaced with dental implants. It may be necessary to consider some extra bone build-up (bone graft) in some cases. A new type of X-ray assessment is available, called CBCT, to assess your suitability.

Can I claim the cost from my insurance?

Private health insurance subsidises your treatment. You will be given pre-treatment quotation with item codes so you can check your level of coverage and assess your out of pocket costs.

Can I have my treatment while I am asleep?

Treatment can be provided when you are awake with local anaesthetic, or while you are sedated or completely asleep under general anaesthetic. The choice will depend on your preference, your health and the nature of the treatment you need.

Can I have my treatment without needles?

You will be offered all the treatment options available. You will be able to choose the option that best suits you.

Do I have to return for a check-up after my surgery?

Usually it is necessary to return after surgery for a review check up. However, most people heal uneventfully and may be fine with a telephone review by one of our staff if you do not wish to return for review.

Do I need a referral to see the surgeon?

You can refer yourself to visit our surgeons. If you wish to claim part of the consultation fee from Medicare, you will need a valid referral from your doctor or dentist.

Do I need to have private insurance to get treated?

Treatment is available with or without private health insurance. However, private health insurance assists with the costs of treatment, particularly if it is necessary to go to hospital. Each health insurance policy is different, and you need to clarify what your entitlements are with your fund. You may be able to claim some of your treatment through Medicare.

How much time do I need to take off work/school following my operation?

This will depend on your health, the type of work you do and the type of procedure you need, Following most minor procedures you will be fine within one to three days . Wisdom teeth removal often needs up to a week to recover. More significant procedure such as jaw surgery may require two weeks for recovery.

How urgent is my treatment?

Most treatment is not urgent and can be planned around your convenience. Sometimes it is necessary to expedite treatment, and there will always be an option to move ahead with it urgently if required.

In which hospitals can I have my surgery?

There are a range of accredited private hospitals available for your treatment if you require general anaesthetic. The choice will depend on your preference and the availability at a time that best suits you. Our staff will be able to make all the arrangements.

Is it necessary to remove all my wisdom teeth, or just the ones that are hurting?

Pain is a common problem associated with wisdom teeth. There are often other reasons for removing wisdom teeth that may need to be considered. It is common, but not always necessary to remove all wisdom teeth.

Will I get bruised and swollen after surgery?

Swelling and bruising are signs of healing and are quite normal after any surgery. The degree of swelling and bruising will depend on factors such as your age, your health and your procedure.

Will Medicare cover any of the treatment?

Medicare does cover some aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. Our specialist surgeons have Medicare provider status.


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