A properly qualified maxillofacial surgeon is a medical practitioner that has dual qualifications in medicine and dentistry. In addition to this, they have completed further specialisation in jaw & facial surgery.
This positions them to be the most qualified and experienced clinicians to perform any surgery involving the mouth, jaws and face.
Profilo is home to an oral and maxillofacial specialist, who has comprehensive training and a wealth of experience in treating a vast array of complex conditions.
Specialist oral & maxillofacial management
Commonly known procedures such as placement of dental implants and the surgical treatment of wisdom teeth, are best performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (MaxFax).
Consideration is taken not just of the teeth, but of the surrounding structures of the gums, jaws and face. A MaxFax will manage you medically as well as dentally.
Being a medical practitioner enables a MaxFax to perform a select range of procedures under Medicare subsidy, something which a general dental practitioner is unable to do.
This means specialist level management, with treatment that is made accessible and affordable.
Treatment can be done both here in our Newcastle rooms, or in private hospital under general anaesthetic.
Oral Surgery Services
Sedation or Sleep Surgical Procedures
General anaesthesia is used to assist complex surgery, by relaxing you, inducing sleep, freeing you of pain, and erasing memory of a procedure.Read More
Medically Compromised Patients
Treatment for people with complex medical conditions is best managed by a specialist that is dually qualified in medicine & dentistry. Such a specialist is known as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.Read More
Bone and Gum Grafting
Bone grafting rebuilds a jaw in areas that have experienced bone loss, making it possible to place dental implants in these sites with assured durability and longevity.Read More
Surgical Assisted Orthodontics
Some movements of teeth are unable to be achieved with conventional orthodontic treatment, which often tends to compensate for this with dental extractions and pulling back the front teeth.Read More
Mouth & Facial Injury
Injury to the teeth, gum and jaws can have consequences that may only become apparent later in life. Timely management is key to avoiding future complications.Read More
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth, or 3rd molars, are the last teeth to erupt into the mouth, usually in a person’s late teens or early twenties.Read More