ALBURY - 02 6021 8011

COROWA - 02 6033 1213

YARRAWONGA - 03 5743 3698


540 Young St
Albury, NSW 2640

8 River St
Corowa, NSW 2646

25 McNally St
Yarrawonga, VIC 3730

Minor Oral Surgery

This includes removal of teeth, frenectomy prior to Orthodontics and implants to name a few. Teeth are removed less recently than in the past as the focus is on retaining natural teeth where possible.


Teeth may need to be removed due to extensive damage, periodontal (Gum) disease, to make space prior to Orthodontics and if vertical fracture occurs. Dentists at MP Dental are trained to remove teeth with minimally traumatic techniques.

The difficulty of a dental extraction depends on

  • Alignment and state of adjacent teeth
  • Position of the tooth being removed
  • Proximity to important structures such as sinus and nerves or arteries
  • Impaction (within bone) or fusion to bone

As with any dental or medical procedure there are side effects associated with oral surgery. Some of these include post-operative pain, bleeding, dry socket, infection, sinus problems, numbness/altered sensation, damage to adjacent teeth and thinning of jaw bone. To minimise the chances of these complications it is important to disclose your medical history completely prior to surgery and follow the post-operative instructions.

Modern techniques of sedation can make dental treatment a more pleasant experience, free from anxiety or fear. Suitable forms of medication can be provided to take before treatment. This can be very helpful to overcome anxiety and prevent discomfort during dental treatment.

Relative Analgesia

This is a mild inhalation of nitrous oxide and oxygen which produces a relaxed floating feeling and relieves anxiety and discomfort during treatment. It is useful for almost any patient for most procedures in dentistry. The effect of this inhalation wears off quickly at the end of treatment and within few minutes the patient is ready to leave

Post-Surgery instructions

  • Rest following surgery. You will be advised if you need to take time off
  • Avoid alcohol if on painkillers or antibiotics
  • Drink lots of fluids
  • Eat soft foods that are not hot or warm
  • Avoid driving or operating any machinery if you have been sedated

To reduce the chances of a dry socket it is best to:

  • Not rinse or rinse too frequently in the first 24 hours
  • Not disturb the wound by brushing or eating in the area
  • No smoking for 2 weeks
  • Start gentle warm salt water rinses every 4-6hours after 24 hours