Exposure of impacted teeth is sometimes needed to assist an Orthodontist who is correcting dental crowding. The most common tooth that is impacted (apart from the third molar teeth), is a maxillary canine tooth.

In order to move these teeth into the correct position in the oral cavity, it is often necessary for a surgical procedure to be performed. This usually involves removal of a small amount of overlying tissue to expose the crown of the impacted tooth, and then an orthodontic bracket with a chain attached is glued to the surface of the impacted tooth.

Your Orthodontist is then able to exert gentle force on the impacted tooth via the chain allowing movement of the impacted tooth into its correct position in the oral cavity.

We are a referral based surgical practice specialising in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS), and have been serving the Central Coast community for over 20 years. An initial consultation is required prior to any surgical treatment.

Then, according to your needs, our doctors can provide procedures under local anaesthetics in our rooms (Gosford or Macquarie Street, Sydney), or can also provide treatment under general anaesthesia in a number of fully accredited Private Hospitals across the Central Coast, Northern Beaches and Sydney regions.

About Us

Our Central Coast rooms are located in the heart of Gosford, close to public transport and with our own onsite parking and level wheel chair access. Our practice is led by three highly experienced and dedicated practitioners, Dr Nigel Curtis, Dr Stephen Cox and Dr Ying Shi Chang who are supported by a friendly, professional and empathetic reception and clinical team.

Our practice is committed to  providing the  highest quality patient care whilst at all times respecting your individual needs and privacy.

Our Services

  • Wisdom Teeth removal
  • Dentoalveolar Surgery
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders
  • Facial fractures
  • Oral Pathology
  • Dental Implants
  • Orthognathic (corrective jaw) Surgery